Vacuum Cleaner Comparisons
Summer is here and it is time to enjoy your pool.
Biologics, rain and dust can make your pool pretty dirty if
not maintained on a regular basis. Increased use means
that you have to carefully monitor your pool chemistry.
Using the correct chemicals in the right concentrations is
very important. Prevention of problems is a lot easier
than trying to correct them. Keeping good records and a
routine that includes shock treatments at key intervals is
very important. In addition you will need to physically
clean your pool using your
pool vacuum to keep
everything looking good and inviting. Proper and timely
cleaning will reduce the amount of pool chemicals and
energy necessary you will need to manage your pool.

Careful maintenance of your pump and filters including
your skimmer will make your job a lot easier. Daily
cleaning of your skimmers is important especially if you
are receiving a lot of rain or wind. Backwashing your
sand filter or cleaning your filters once a week will save
you money in terms of energy use. The reduced
resistance will make the pump run cooler and more
efficient.  This is very important when using the pump to
run your
pool vacuum. The more suction power at the
end of the vacuum tool the more dirt and grime will be
removed from the walls and bottom. Using a pole pool
vacuum is the best way to assure that your pool will be
clean. It can be tedious work and requires a degree of
patience and discipline if you are to do a good job. In
some cases a brush will have to be employed to remove
the most stubborn dirt or algae from the pool walls. Once
the is done than the pool filtration system should be run
for 12 hours to remove as much of the dirt and grit from
the water column. The
pool vacuum would then be
employed the next day to remove all the dirt that has
precipitated out of the water column.

Many people find the process of using a hand or pole
pool vacuum far too time consuming and have opted for
an automatic
pool vacuum cleaner. These units can be a
great time savior and are good for preventing your pool
from getting so dirty that it must be cleaned by hand.
These crawlers creep along the bottom powered by the
suction from the pool pump. You will frequently hear a
snapping sound as they work and this is the pool
vacuums valve opening and closing as it moves. It
should be noted that even the best automatic pool
vacuum will miss areas in your pool. You will have to
identify these areas and physically clean them by hand.

Most pools have a pool cage around them to reduce both
insects and the amount of leaves and other debris from
getting in the pool. However there is a lot of dirt,
pathogens and biologics that are relatively small and will
end up in your pool even with a screen. Even if your pool
looks good to the naked eye it may in fact have unseen
grime or biologic problems. Many times your chemical
monitoring will give you an indication that something is
not right. Using your
pool vacuum to give your pool a
good brushing and cleaning will in many cases solve the
problem. It is a lot cheaper than purchasing expensive
chemicals to bring your pool back into balance. Again
routine scheduled cleaning will a lot to prevent problems.
Then you can enjoy your pool knowing that it is a safe
and clean place for your family to swim.

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