Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Simple Pool Cleaning Guide

Who said that maintaining a swimming pool is only for professionals? You can clean your swimming pool on your own, which will save you big money. Hiring professional pool cleaners to keep your pool clean could be very costly. You can always perform this responsibility on your own.

If you do not have the tools essential for maintaining your swimming pool, then visit mypool.com or you local pool supply store. The essentials are: A essential Pole, Brush, Skimmer Net, Vacuum Head, and Vacuum Hose. While all of these items can be bought on-line we would recommend your local pool store for the pole, due to its large size as It is fairly expensive to ship. The other items can easily be combined and shipped at MyPool.com. we have a large selection to choose from.

Cleaning your pool starts with skimming the leaves from the surface of the pool. By skimming the pool it will eliminate the need to manually vacuum the pool or for a pool cleaner to remove them. There are generally two types of nets one for skimming (skimmer net) and the other for removing debris on the bottom of the pool (leaf rake). I prefer the leaf rake because it has a larger opening and with a fine mesh bag it can be used for skimming and removing debris on the bottom of the pool.

Great_White_9500The second most important thing is to brush the pool. Brushing frequently helps prevent algae growth and helps the filter remove unwanted debris by stirring up the debris. When selecting a pool brush consider the surface of your pool. Never use a stainless steel brush on a Vinyl or Fiberglas Pool. For vinyl and fiber glas pools consider an all plastic brush or a metal backed brush with rounded edges or an all plastic brush with nylon bristles. Regular brushing, perhaps as little as once a week, will help keep the pool looking great.

Vacuuming your pool is perhaps the most time consuming task when it come to maintenance of the pool. Performing steps one and two will certainly help reduce the need to vacuum the pool on a regular basis. There are two types of pool vacuums, manual and automatic. Please read automatic pool cleaners for further information. For manual vacuuming of your pool, you will need a hose and a manual vacuum. When considering a hose, measure the distance from where your hose would connect to the pool to the farthest point of the pool and add at least five feet to this measurement. The important thing to consider when selecting a vacuum is the width of the vacuum. Larger widths will require less passes of the vacuum. For most residential pools 14 inches is adequate.

An often overlooked part of pool maintenance is regular cleaning of the pool tiles. Keeping the tiles clean will help prevent leaves and other debris from sticking to the tiles. A small amount of dish detergent (1-2 drops) can help keep those tiles clean. For white deposits on the tile, a mild cleaning with an acid may be required.

Don’t overlook testing your pool on regular interval as your pool water requires to be treated frequently to maintain its overall health and clarity. Dull pool water is a consequence of poor water chemistry. Run frequent water tests to recognize what’s required to be improve your water chemistry.

A word about landscaping: Choose plants that do not shed. If possible, avoid plants with long leaves as most automatic pool cleaners may have difficulty in dealing with them. Remember proper skimming of the pool through the adjustment of the water level will greatly reduce the need to clean the pool. If leaves are excessive a leaf cover may be necessary.

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Friday, 5 December 2014

Swimming Pool Heater – Make Your Decision Wisely

Your personal swimming pool is an ideal refuge to get rid of all the stress and find great relaxation. Immersing your body in swimming pool water offers great comfort and revival. Exercising in your pool improves mood and loosens up tired muscles. To some, swimming pools aren’t just great for relaxation. Some also use it as a regular part of their exercise routine.

With development of technology, a swimming-pool heater can be incorporated to make the best use of your pool, particularly during winter season or in the evening hours. Pool heaters are meant to provide swimming within a comfortable temperature range. If the pool water is excessively cold, it is tough to enjoy a swimming pool session. However, with a swimming-pool heater, everyone can enjoy their pool session anytime. With such benefits, now a lot of swimming-pool owners are investing in pool heaters to maximize their pool time.

PU-07200With so many pool heaters available in the market, selecting the appropriate swimming-pool heater could be a demanding task. Purchasing one should rely on your requirements, budget, and existing design of your house and pool. Gas-fired pool heaters are very popular and effective as well.

Gas heaters make use of natural or propane gas. They’re affordable to buy and operate. Also, they are meant to maintain any required temperature in spite of the climate or weather. These heaters are very effective when heating swimming pools for a short span of time and also perfect for quickly heating swimming pools. Thus, these heaters are an excellent choice for swimming pools that aren’t used on a regular basis. Hayward pool heaters could be a great choice to heat your swimming pool effectively.

When buying a pool heater, proper research and having the information as to what precise heaters fit your budget and needs, can be useful in making your decision.

There is an old saying in the pool industry, “Bigger is better”. Always select the largest heater that your budget will allow.

You can choose MyPool as your primary source for purchasing the best of swimming pool products. No matter whether you are looking for swimming pool heater or a swimming pool heater parts, MyPool can offer you the best deal available.

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