Owning a swimming pool, whether in-ground, above ground, or portable, is a summertime luxury, but is also a responsibility in terms of maintenance and cleaning. There are several steps involved in cleaning a swimming pool, most of which are performed routinely. Begin by removing cream, scum or dirt from the surface of the pool. Leaves or debris are blown into the swimming pool by wind which makes the pool look terribly awful. You can however scoop then out using nets, this will help clear the flow of water. Keep the strainer baskets clean of leaves or any other material that can distract the flow of water. If the pool is clouded with algae, vacuum the pool using a vacuum cleaner. Vacuum the pool walls, pool floor, and remember to always clean the filter each time you vacuum.
Doing this at least once a week helps you save a deal of sanitizing chemicals. You can now brush the pool walls thoroughly using a wall and floor brush. However, swimming pool walls made of fiber glass or vinyl requires a softer brush. Brushing will help prevent algae, calcium scale from sticking on the sides of the swimming pool. Ensure that equipments like pumps, filters, heaters are cleaned from time to time. This enhances their performance and boosts durability.