Pool caretakers should consider the size and nature of the pool before determining which cleaning materials to use. Depending on these factors, various tools and chemical additives, each with a unique application, are needed to maintain the health and cleanliness of a pool. Before the swimming season begins, it is important to know what is needed to keep the water clean and safe for swimmers.
Type and size of pool
The style and size of the pool will influence the cleaning products. Swimming pools, for example, require different chemicals, filtration methods, and vacuums than above ground pools. To reach deeper sections, it requires tools with longer reaches.
To reduce costs associated with maintaining large pools, supplies such as cleaning tablets, shock treatments, and test kits can be purchased in bulk. For large pools, cleaning equipment such as a robot vacuum cleaner may be useful, but for small pools, a handheld vacuum cleaner may suffice.
How to organize pool cleaning equipment and supplies
Chemical cleaners and cleaning equipment are two essential pool cleaning supplies. Standard chemical cleaning techniques include shock treatments and test kits that measure water quality. Test kits help identify chlorine concentrations and pH levels, while shock treatments use chlorine to remove algae, bacteria, chloramines, and other impurities. Brushes, skimmers, and vacuums are cleaning tools that remove floating debris, scrub pool sides, and pick up dirt from the bottom. These tools are usually attached to a telescopic pole, which extends their reach up to 4.5 meters.
To clean a swimming pool, tools are usually made of strong and lightweight materials. Aluminum is used to manufacture cleaning tools such as telescopic poles.
Similarly, high-quality lightweight plastics are often used to make brushes, skimmers, and pool vacuums. These materials resist pool chemicals, water exposure, and ultraviolet rays from the sun.
To assess such things as acid and base requirements, alkalinity, bromine content, calcium hardness, and other indicators of water quality, test kits use litmus paper. Basic test kits and other cleaning materials can provide basic information, while more expensive tests can provide a more comprehensive analysis of water quality.
Cleaning materials and tools should simplify the process, despite their complexity. Poles should be light enough to be easily adjusted or manipulated, and tools should be made for easy cleaning. Wall cleaning or dirt suction should be more effective with the use of accessories such as brushes or vacuum cleaners.
Resistance to UV rays and chemicals
Tools used for pool maintenance should be resistant to large amounts of chlorine and other chemicals. Most outdoor accessories are made of higher-quality polymers, as these tools must also resist exposure to ultraviolet rays.