Keeping your pool clean involves more than just keeping the pool water flowing and changed regularly to keep it clean. A well maintained drainage and pump system needs to work in tandem with a good selection of swimming pool cleaning products. These two factors will be able to work in tandem to keep your pool water clean and safe to swim in. Water treatment is also essential as cleaning chemicals are applied to your water to help kill bacteria and other contaminants.
Chlorine is the commonly used chemical when it comes to swimming pool cleaning products, but there are many others which are available either as alternatives or complements. Some of the other most used cleaning products are bromine, enzymes, algaecides, water balancers and brighteners. All of these chemicals have their own special role in keeping the pool clean and purified. It can seem daunting seeing a list like that, but it doesn’t take long to familiarise yourself with cost-effective cleaning processes.
As well as finding the right water treatment and cleaning products, it can be useful to monitor your pool water with a pool test kit. There are different brands and types available on the market. Some cost more than others and claim additional features, but in essence they are all designed to test the quality of the water in your swimming pool. If your test shows your pool water quality is lacking, make sure to check the expiration date of your cleaning products. You should make it a habit to change the chemicals used on at least an annual basis, and also check you’re using the right quantity for your pool size.
Finding the right combination of swimming pool cleaning products takes a little work initially, but it won’t be long before you have a system in place to give you consistently high quality pool water for as often as the pool needs to be used.