The best equipment and supplies to clean your pool

Cleaning equipment and pool care supplies are necessary to remove typical contaminants, including algae, dirt and debris from pools while preventing mold and mildew on the walls.

These consist of:

  • Use of chemicals such as chlorine to sterilize pool water.
  • Skimmers are used to clean the pool surface of leaves, insects, and other detritus.
  • Brushes to prevent the accumulation of dirt and algae on the walls and floor of the pool.

Robotic pool cleaners

Robotic pool cleaners automatically collect debris and store it inside the unit, which can be emptied when full. These cleaners simplify the cleaning of dirt and debris from the pool walls and floor. When this device automatically removes impurities, cleaning products are not as necessary. Some even include navigation systems with many modes of operation that allow users to set them to clean specific areas or operate at predetermined times.

Chlorine tablets

Cleaning products such as chlorine tablets are widely used in virtually all swimming pools and are essential for pool maintenance. They can remove bacteria and algae from the walls and floor of a pool, in addition to cleaning the water. Chlorine tablets can effectively clean 10,000 liters of water and provide sanitary conditions for a week.

Telescopic poles

A telescopic pole, which can hold a brush, skimmer, hand vacuum, or other tools, is the Swiss army knife of pool cleaning equipment. Although they require some human labor, they are necessary for routine maintenance and allow for easy cleaning of specific areas. These sturdy poles, which are usually made of aluminum, can last for several swimming seasons, even if the attachments are detached.

Skimmer net

Skimmer nets, sometimes known as leaf rakes, attach to a telescoping pole and allow you to pick up detritus such as insects, leaves, or sticks from the surface of the water to help you with other pool cleaning tasks.


Cleaning a pool involves scrubbing the walls and floor to remove algae and dirt. Telescopic poles can be used to hold tools such as pool brushes, but choosing the right brush for the pool surface is crucial.

These surfaces respond best to bristles:

  • For vinyl pool walls and floors, brushes made of painted concrete or fiberglass work well.
  • Gunite and unpainted concrete walls and floors respond best to steel brushes.

Any material used to make a brush must be strong enough to withstand the chemicals used in pools.

Suction head and hose

Vacuuming is usually the last step in pool cleaning. It requires a telescopic pole, a vacuum head to pick up material from hard-to-reach places, and a vacuum hose to pull it out of the water. Although robotic pool cleaners are a great time saver, hand vacuums can be used to clean certain areas of the pool and keep it spotless.