Mark a day on your calendar to do this cleaning regularly, and before you start cleaning, it’s a good idea to take stock of your equipment. Do you have a net for skimming? Is your pool vacuum still in working order? Do you have a good supply of all the chemicals you need for pool maintenance?
Double-check to make sure you have it all! Or consider how you can upgrade to automatic pool equipment to limit the amount of work you’ll have to do.
Step 2: Skim the Water Surface
Remove all toys from the pool and then pull out your skimming device. Target any leaf litter, tree particulate, or small insects that are floating on the surface.
Step 3: Clean the Pool Walls
This is not a task that must be done every time you clean your pool but should be done at least once a week. Target areas with obvious build-ups of algae or strange stains and push all the unwanted dirt toward the pool floor filters.
Step 4: Check Your pH Levels and Chlorinate
Keep an eye on the chemical additives in your water to make sure you don’t get bacteria blooms and that the pH isn’t off-balance.
Step 5: Remember to Check the Filter
To round out your pool cleaning, make sure to check your filter regularly to ensure it’s clean and functioning.
Get All Your Pool Equipment in One Place
Now, the absolute easiest way to clean your pool is to get the right pool equipment. Pool equipment can automate nearly every step of the pool cleaning process, so all you have to do is check on the equipment and check your water levels. This leaves you more time to enjoy your pool!