Spring Cleaning for Your Pool

Spring is here and now is the best time to start cleaning up your pool in preparation for an upcoming busy summer. In this article we’ll go through some of the strategies that you can use to keep your swimming season sparkly clean and enjoyable. https://tranquilitypoolsnj.com/pool-spring-cleaning/ is an excellent resource for this.

Fill the pool

The process of pool spring cleaning begins with removal of the pool cover. Use a small pump to drain rain from the coating. Pulling the edges closing the cover allows the water to pool in a central spot. Using a broom clear as much dirt, leaves, and other debris as possible from top of the cover. Fold the pool cover to one end and detach. Place the cover in a sloping yard field, and use a garden hose to clean the air. Allow sufficient time before the cover is folded and stored to dry.

Pool Cleaning Pump & Filter

Wrap plastic tape that fits into the pool filter, pool pump, chlorinators and connections around the threaded holes. Remove the connectors, and close your side. Reinstall the hoses and the pool pumps, skimmer buckets and pressure gages. Tighten skimmer and flip screws around. Assess and replace the gaskets and the metal around the skimmer, and if necessary return openings. Assemble the filtration system while the parts are inspected. Pay close attention to hoses that are potentially brittle during the winter. When required remove hoses.

Use a rake or leaf-bagger to clear leaves and larger debris. Pool filters now need thorough cleaning if the corresponding fall is not finished. There are several different methods for sand filter cleaning. Soak the filter in a filter cleaner for the sand or using a filter cleaner for the backwash. Before thorough backwashing and rinsing, do not run pool pumps on a normal cycle either way. Manufacturer’s generally recommend that sand be replaced over three years old. Filters that contain diatomaceous earth often need to soak with the required pool cleaners.

Cleaning the tub beneath

Fill the pool to normal water level, turn the pool filters on and monitor the circulation of the water. Set the filter system to “waste” before vacuuming dirt from the bottom of the pool. This setting sends the debris through the backwash, without contaminating the sand filter. Detach the hose between the filter and the pump in case filtration systems do not have this feature. A backwash hose is connected directly to the pump. During the process clean baskets of filters as needed.

Attach the wand and hose to the vacuum head for the above ground pools, and place the device in the water. The skim-vac adapter is attached to the other end of the hose. Keep the adapter over the return fan, which pushes water out of the hose and air out. Slide the skimmer into the adapter. Begun with the siphon, move the vacuum head slowly across the bottom of the pool.

Cleaning and treating chemicals:

Using a brush and one of the approved surface pool cleaners, and scrub the walls gently around the perimeter of the pool above. Using industrial tile-cleaners for marble or tile baths. Surface pool cleaners also work well for skimmers being cleaned out. This time, clean ladders, steps, and faceplates.

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