How to clean swimming pools

First of all, in order to be able to follow the instructions for cleaning a private pool that we indicate below, it is important that the bottom is always visible, at least in the pool. as this post is about preventive cleaning.

In short, pool cleaning ensures that all systems function correctly to keep your pool water crystal clear and properly treated.

So with a clean pool, we ensure that we have the best way to have fun when it’s hot, on days of great sun, take a good dip in the pool! best sunny days.

How to clean the pool: procedures and processes

Cleaning Pools is  not always easy to produce and maintain during the summer months  ,

but this is an additional work that needs to be done if we want to enjoy it on the hot days of  summer .

Usually automatic pool maintenance is already included and they are equipped with water filtration systems   that remove dirt,  dead plants, flowers,  insects , etc. automatically.

Factors affecting the frequency of pool cleaning

When cleaning and maintaining a pool, it is important to know what external factors can affect our cleaning work.

1st determining factor when cleaning a pool: temperature

  • First of all, the determining factor when cleaning the pool is the temperature of the water, when it rises to 25 degrees, the water tends to become cloudy because the PH values ​​are incorrectly set and the appearance of algae gives way .
  • First of all, to remove green or turbid water, water filtration and proper treatment of green water in the pool.
  • While in order to prevent all the effects of heat, it is recommended to constantly monitor and adjust both the pH and the disinfectant used in the pool (chlorine, bromine, salt …).
  • In addition, we also recommend using an algae remover.

2nd determining factor when cleaning a pool: rain

Consequences of a storm in the basins

  • Indeed, storms cause unwanted water turbidity.
  • To prevent climatic factors from affecting the condition and purification of the pool water, the pool cover is to put an end to this problem.

Robot for automatic pool cleaning

Electric pool cleaners guarantee accurate cleaning. Regardless of the shape and size of the pool, they gain access to all nooks and crannies and crevices, climb walls and clear the water line.

Benefits of automatic pool cleaning

In addition, this process of cleaning swimming pools is not only faster, but also much more efficient than using a classic hand cleaner.

First and foremost, then you will show why the investment in a pool cleaner is minimal, when opposed to its merits.

Advantages of a Robot Pool Cleaner

  • In general, our pool cleaning robots are equipped with an intelligent navigation system, so this technology removes dirt, allowing you to clean a larger surface in less time.
  • Pool cleaners are effective for all types of pools.
  • For this reason, we save time and energy to achieve maximum cleaning results.
  • Together, referring to the fact that they are endowed with a high adhesion PVA wheel system.
  • In addition, the pool robot becomes the ideal complement for variable speed (energy efficient) pumps.
  • In addition, they have built-in filtration: The filter cartridges capture particles up to 20 microns and are very easy to clean (easy maintenance).
  • They also get genuine pool water savings.
  • And, among other advantages, we will reduce energy consumption.
  • Finally, if you want, you can check out the entry we have about automatic pool cleaners.

Pool cleaner Zodiac Tornaz RT 3200

Pool floor and wall cleaners
  1. 2 años de garantía
  2. Smart navigation system for cleaning all areas of the pool.
  3. Designed for all types of pools (any shape, cover, etc.)
  4. High-adhesion PVA wheel system.
  5. have built-in filtering
  6. Very easy to clean (easy maintenance).
  7. By saving time, we will reduce energy consumption and extend the life of your pool water.

How automatic pool cleaning works with the Zodiac Tornax RT 3200

Basic pool cleaning kit

1- First, we need a grid with a grid or altrameter. leaf picker in the background.

2- Secondly, a brush to help clean the walls and internal ladders of the pool (if any) and thus pull the dirt to the bottom.

3- On the other hand, we need a telescopic handle.

4- Subsequently, in the mentioned handle, we will connect the fonco vacuum cleaner

5- Finally, we will need a self-floating hose to fit into the pool vacuum nozzle in order to use the water flow and accumulate dirt at the bottom of the pool.

6- Clean the water supply line a with a sponge and special soap for swimming pools.

How to manually clean the pool bottom

We then leave a link for you so that you can inquire on our specific page for Manual Pool Bottom Cleaning

Basically, the above link will teach you how to manually clean and maintain your pool bottom.

Pool cleaning procedure

List of pool cleaning procedures

Now, if you have a specific understanding of the points, we will list the list of procedures for cleaning up the pool, and then detail them and tell you about them in detail.

Use enough water

  • In principle, drinking water is suitable for swimming pools, except in areas with a high lime content.
  • In the case of drinking water with a high lime content, you can add a product to neutralize this excess, or rent water tanks.
  • Also, if you want to fill the pool with water from a well: You must make sure that it does not contain heavy metals that are harmful to the health of the pool water and not very beneficial for the pool users.

2nd pool cleaning procedure

Estimate the pH of your pool water

  • First, a careful assessment of the pH of the water needs to be done.
  • Although the appropriate level would be between 7.0 and 7.6. Ideal pool water pH: 7.2.
  • In conclusion, this point is one of the most important in pool maintenance, because if the pool water is not kept at the correct pH, the disinfectant will have no effect and the pool coverings may be damaged. wear.

Effects of low pH in the pool (less than 7.0):

  • In short, metals oxidize on contact with water, causing stains on the lining of the pool.
  • Thus, the coating ages faster.
  • And therefore, wrinkles may appear on the surface of the reinforced sheet.
  • In short, if that interests you, check out the Pool Liner Maintenance page on How to Raise Pool pH.

Conversely, the consequences at a high pool pH (greater than 7.6):      

  • On the other hand, at high pH, ​​chlorine decomposes much faster.
  • In this case, the effectiveness of the disinfectant is significantly reduced.
  • We will then observe the appearance of limescale on the surface of the pool liner: if you wish, you can view the page where you can deal with pool lime: piscina softener .

3rd pool cleaning procedure

Maintain the level of disinfection

Pool disinfection tips

  • Another important point when cleaning swimming pools is to maintain the correct level of disinfection in the pool.
  • Also, you should be aware that depending on what liner you have in your pool , there are disinfectants that may not be compatible.
  • In the case of pools with a liner, systems based on ionization of copper or silver should be avoided. And, if these metals are present, sequestration must be used to remove them without damaging the PVC sheet: check the pool liner maintenance page .
  • Also on the reminder level: When we put a chemical in water, we must filter it at the appropriate hours according to the cubic volume of water.
  • Likewise, it is VERY recommended when disinfecting the pool: It is highly recommended to apply algicide once a week.
  • Finally, it is very helpful to add a clarifying tablet to your pool water every two weeks.

An entry related to the disinfection levels of the pool water: pool water treatment y pool treatment with salt chlorinator.

Ideal for disinfection of swimming pool water

  • pH: 7.2-7.6. (similar posts: how to raise the pH in a pool y how to lower a pool ).
  • Total Chlorine: 1.5 ppm.
  • Free chlorine content: 1.0-2.0 ppm
  • Residual or associated chlorine: 0-0.2 ppm
  • Ideal ORP for a pool (redox pool): 650 mV -750 mV.
  • Cyanuric acid: 0-75ppm
  • Pool water hardness: 150-250ppm
  • Pool water alkalinity 125-150ppm
  • Pool turbidity (-1.0),
  • Pool Phosphates (-100 ppb)

Chlorine disinfection levels

What to do if you are using a chlorine disinfection system

  • On the other hand, if you are using a chlorine disinfection system, you should be aware that if the chlorine values ​​are incorrect, they can also age the pool or neutralize the effects of disinfectants, among other things.
  • Use special non-abrasive pool chemicals, avoiding industrial or domestic use.
  • It is important to have chlorine levels between 1 and 3 ppm (mg / L) in the case of stabilized chlorine.
  • In the case of liquid chlorine or electrolytic brine, the values ​​should be between 0.3 and 1.5 ppm.

If the concentration of free chlorine is too low:

  • First of all, we note that if the disinfection is carried out incorrectly.
  • Water quality is deteriorating.
  • This promotes biofilm formation in the reinforced sheet, which can cause stains on the pool lining.

If the concentration of free chlorine is too high:

  • Due to the high concentration of free chlorine, wrinkles form on the surface of the reinforced foil.
  • The pool liner is discolored.
  • Likewise, a pool liner will age much faster.

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