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Pierce Pools & Outdoor Visions
33300 Egypt Ln D100
MagnoliaTX 77354
 (832) 401-9952
Pierce Pools & Outdoor Visions  |  33300 Egypt Ln MagnoliaTX77354  |  (832) 401-9952

Pool Cleaning Essentials

Pool Cleaning Essentials

Pools are relaxing, but no one wants to swim in filthy water. Make sure your swimming pool is not only welcoming but also healthy by maintaining it the correct way. Every pool owner needs to keep these essential pool supplies and equipment on hand to do the job the right way.

Here is a list of pool maintenance essentials:

Pool Skimmers

Leaves, bugs, and trash — anything which falls into your pool but shouldn't be there — can create not only an eyesore but also a hazardous condition for swimming. The quickest and easiest method to remove something from your pool is to use a pool skimmer. These long-handled nets are perhaps the one basic pool tool which pool owners depend on the most. Pool skimmers are the perfect solution to keeping the surface of your backyard swimming pool free of nasty debris, so investing in a quality pool skimmer from the start is a great idea. 

Pool Vacuums and Hoses

While a pool skimmer is a great tool for taking care of anything floating on the surface of the water, once trash sinks, it can become difficult to remove it with a net no matter how long the handle. What pool owners need in this situation is a pool vacuum. There are several types of pool vacuums, and the best kind for you depends on your pool type. The simplest pool vacuum uses a vacuum head attached to a telescoping pole. Pool owners can use these types of vacuums to clean up debris from any depth as long as the vacuum hose is long enough. Some pool owners may prefer an automatic pool vacuum. No matter the pool vacuum, homeowners should not forget to attach a leaf trap to the end of the vacuum hose to prevent clogging. 

Before using any chemicals, it is essential for homeowners to learn how to handle them correctly. Mishandling chemicals can lead to permanent health risks. After adding chemicals to a pool, but before swimming, the water needs to be checked using a good-quality water testing kit.

Chemicals and Testing Kits

Installing a high-end pump and filter is important for maintaining a safe swimming pool, but even the cleanest pool needs additional chemicals to keep algae and bacteria growth to a minimum. The most basic chemicals for the home swimming pool include chlorine, plus chlorine, alkaline and calcium balancing agents. Before using any chemicals, it is essential for homeowners to learn how to handle them correctly. Mishandling chemicals can lead to permanent health risks. After adding chemicals to a pool, but before swimming, the water needs to be checked using a good-quality water testing kit. At the very least, the kit should test for cyanuric acid, chlorine and pH levels.

Owning a swimming pool should be relaxing, not stressful. Swimming pool owners in Magnolia, TX can let the residential pool experts at Pierce Pools and Outdoor Visions help them choose the best supplies and equipment to make taking care of their pools as stress-free as possible. Learn how Pierce Pools can make owning a pool simpler. Call 832-401-9952 today. 


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