How To Choose Swimming Pool Cleaners?
Posted: Apr 14, 2014
If you have a pool at home, chances are you’ll spend many hours having fun around and in the pool. Although your pool can provide hours of entertainment, you will find that having an efficient swimming pool cleaner will allow you even more time to enjoy your pool and less time and effort for cleaning and maintenance. Pool cleaners complement the work of swimming pool chemicals for keeping your pool clean by removing debris from the walls and floor of the pool. There are different cleaners for different types of pools. Swimming pool cleaners come in manual or automatic styles, and we can help you to find the right one to suit your pool and your budget.
Manual Pool Cleaners look like a vacuum and pick up debris from the pool surfaces as you run the cleaner over them. They allow you to control what your cleaner picks up. Manual pool cleaners are relatively inexpensive and suitable for smaller in-ground pools or above-ground pools.
Automatic Pool Cleaners
Automatic pool cleaners remain in the pool to remove dirt, leaves and other sediment without your having to be there to do the cleaning.
Suction-Side Cleaners have very few moving parts and are great for small to medium sized pools. These cleaners use suction generated from the pool pump to clean the pool’s surfaces, and connect to a skimmer or side port with a suction line in the pool’s plumbing system. The filter must be kept clean because the amount of suction depends on the pressure from the filter. These cleaners are very effective for picking up sand and fine dirt particles.
Pressure Pool Cleaners are propelled around the pool by water pressure from a pool pump or a dedicated booster pump that forces pressure through a line into the pool to the cleaner. Unlike suction cleaners, dirt and debris collected from the pool pass directly into an easily removable filter bag and do not wind up in the filter or the pump basket. Pressure pool cleaners can efficiently pick up large debris, circulate fine debris via sweeper hoses, and filter and deliver filtered water into the pool.
Robotic Pool Cleaners are self-contained and do not attach to a pool pump or filter. They have their own filtration system and collect debris in an internal bag that is easily removed. Robotic pool cleaners are usually placed in the pool as needed to remove dirt and other debris from the walls and floor of the pool without the need for adjustments. They are removed from the pool when not in use.
We offer swimming pool cleaners from Aqua Products, Hayward, Barracuda, Pentair, Polaris, Kreepy Krauly, Zodiac and others.
Swimming Pool Chemicals
Swimming pool chemicals help to keep the pool sanitary and sparkling. A chemically well-balanced pool is safe and clean for swimmers and can save time and money for pool owners. Optimal pH for your pool should be between 7.2 – 7.6. Adding the right chemicals at the right time is the key to Chlorine is available in bottles, 3-inch and 1-inch tablets, sticks and granular form. Chlorine is used to kill bacteria, algae and microorganisms and to stabilize the water in the pool. The stick and tablet forms are held together with fillers and binders and tend to dissolve more slowly than granular chlorine. Some granular types need to be pre-dissolved in water before being added to the swimming pool and must be added regularly. Other types, such as Sodium Dichloro or Lithium Hypochlorite do not need to be pre-dissolved.
Cyanuric Acid is used in dichlor/trichlor tablets to keep them stable in sunlight. Cyanuric acid is available in powder and liquid form. It is important to test the pH of the water to maintain adequate levels of cyanuric acid in relation to chlorine so that the chlorine performs its sanitizing functions optimally. Ideally, levels should be around 40 ppm.
Use the correct way of Swimming Pool Cleaners and maintaining their correct level is important to both the upkeep of your swimming pool and your ability to safely enjoy it. For more details visit: http://www.mypool.com/index.html
Jack Genova is a Service Manager at My Pool Supply, a leading of pool cleaner and Swimming Pool Filter supplies provider. For more information about My pool supply store or to purchase Swimming Pool Filter Parts, please visit www.mypool.com.