Pool Cleaning

ho often should I vacuum my pool

How Often Should You Vacuum a Pool? Daily, Weekly or Monthly?

It would be wonderful if a pool would just look after itself so you could put your feet up and lie on a sun lounger instead. Unfortunately that is not the case – unless you can afford a pool service to do all of the work for you. As a general rule, it is normally…

Is it difficult to maintain a pool?

How to Keep a Pool Clean Cheaply by Doing it Yourself

9 years ago, when I bought my house, it came with a pool. The previous homeowner used someone to maintain the pool but I decided to do it myself. I am glad I did. Learning how to keep a pool clean cheaply is not very difficult and can be handled by any competent person who…

how do pool vacuums work

How Do Pool Vacuums Work?

When I first moved into my house with a pool I hadn’t a clue how do pool vacuums work but I did some research online (as you are doing) and I asked a friend with a pool. This is what I found out. In many ways pool vacuums work just like a regular vacuum you…

Should a pool pump run continuously?

How Long to Run a Pool Pump? Don’t waste money!

I certainly wondered should I run my pool pump all the time when I first had a pool and, if not, how long should a pool pump run. I knew it was important that the water in the pool was kept clean but was unsure whether a pool pump should run 24/7 or not. There…

What equipment do I need to clean my pool? A beginners guide

Best Pool Cleaning Tools – The Essentials

What swimming pool cleaning tools do you need is an important question asked by most new swimming pool owners. Cleaning a pool is not rocket science but you will need some essential swimming pool cleaning equipment to maintain it properly and keep it clean.

what does a pool skimmer do?

What Is a Pool Skimmer and What Does a Pool Skimmer Do?

There are many parts of a swimming pool to understand when you first get one in order that you can learn to keep it clean and in good working order. A pool skimmer is one of them and it works in the following way. A pool skimmer creates a current on the surface of a…

Pool Filter Settings Explained - Pool Multiport Valve Guide 1

Pool Filter Settings Explained – Pool Multiport Valve Guide

The many pool filter settings on a multiport valve of a swimming pool sand filter can be pretty confusing when you first get a pool. But, like most things, it is pretty simple once you know. You will soon understand what all of the pool filter valve positions mean. There are normally 6 different pool…

How to backwash a pool - step by step guide

How to Backwash a Sand Filter – Full Step by Step Guide

If you have a swimming pool with a sand filter then quite frequently you will need to backwash the filter to remove the dirt and other debris that gets trapped in it as part of your regular swimming pool maintenance. Backwashing a pool sand filter is a simple, straightforward process that involves switching the filter…

how to clean dirt from the bottom of the pool

How to Clean Dirt From the Bottom of a Pool

Even if the water in your pool is clean and sparkling, having dirt on the bottom of the pool just looks awful and unappealing to swim in. So you need to clean it. The easiest way to clean dirt from the bottom of a pool is to vacuum the pool using a pool vac. If…