If you want to clean your own swimming pool, you should at least know the basics!

If you want to clean your own swimming pool, you should at least know the basics!

If you want to clean your own swimming pool, you should at least know the basics!

How to Clean Your Swimming Pool

From Pool Gear 

Its the time of year that the swimming pools are being drained, cleaned, and prepared for a summer of frolicking in the water and sun.  Many homeowners are do-it-yourself’ers when it comes to cleaning and maintaining their own swimming pools, but many of them have the potential to do more harm than good.  In this post from Pool Gear Plus, some basic and sound tips for cleaning and maintaining one’s own inground swimming pool are presented in an easy to follow and understand format.

Here is an excerpt from the post:

At PoolGear Plus, we understand that our customers enjoy their swimming pools more when maintenance is as easy and convenient as possible. To that end, here’s a simple program for cleaning your pool:

-Gather tools: a pool skimmer, pumice stone or tile brush, pool wall brush, vacuum head and hose, and telescopic pole.

-Skim your pool for floating leaves and debris. Don’t wait until they sink – they’ll be harder to remove and will stain pool surfaces.

-Scrub scale along the water line away, using a pumice stone (keep it wet to avoid scratching tile, and never use a pumice stone on a vinyl liner) or tile brush for tiled areas.

-Empty your skimmer and pump baskets.

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