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Swimming Pool Cleaning Tips From The Atlanta Experts

Every pool owner in Atlanta wants the same thing, a sparkling clean pool that glitters like a jewel in the sun. However, getting that pool turns out to be a bit tricky. Many pool owners, even those with quite a bit of experience, aren’t following the right procedures to clean their pools. That’s why we offer these professional swimming pool cleaning tips.

If becoming your own swimming pool expert doesn’t fit into your schedule, The Pool Butler has a solution. If you’re the DIY type, all you need is a little elbow grease and some helpful cleaning advice to work in conjunction with The Pool Butler. We’ll work with you to create the perfect pool. And if you’re not the DIY type, we offer pool owners the best full-service swimming pool cleaning in Atlanta.

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Checking Your Pool Cleaning Supplies

The first step to a perfect pool is checking the inventory of your pool cleaning supplies and tools to ensure you have everything you need. One of the most basic and critical tools is a simple telescoping pole. Most cleaning accessories attach to the pole, making it an essential part of your cleaning arsenal.

The next most important tool is a leaf net, also called a leaf skimmer. In addition to your skimmer, you’ll need a good pool brush to scrub your pool’s walls and floor. A vacuum head and hose are also extremely useful, especially if you don’t have an automatic pool cleaner.

Cleaning Tips

The leaf net, or skimmer, is the tool you will likely use the most. You can pull out leaves and debris with your leaf net, and you should probably spend five minutes doing that every other day. The exact schedule depends on factors like the weather, how close your pool is to shedding trees, and how often you use your pool. In addition to catching leaves, the leaf net is useful for skimming the surface of the water to catch insects. You can also use your leaf net to scoop up toys and other things your kids might have left or lost in the pool, especially after a party.

We recommend that you brush the walls and floor of the pool once a week to keep scum from accumulating. If you go too long between brushings, you’ll find a buildup of dirt and grime that is hard to remove. At The Pool Butler, we always emphasize the importance of paying attention to areas with poor water circulation. If there are corners or other areas where the water isn’t moving as efficiently as other parts of your pool, you’ll find some extra buildup that requires extra cleaning.

Keeping the Water Clear

Your pool filter collects fine debris and floating particles to keep the water clean and crystal clear. The filter should run at least 12 hours per day. Proper maintenance of the filter will ensure it performs optimally.

The last component to keeping your swimming pool clean is maintaining the proper chemical levels. It is crucial to test your water regularly for two key factors: pH and sanitizers.

By testing your water at least three times per week, you will begin to understand how bather load, weather (rain and sun), and chemical applications affect your pool water. Regular testing of pH and sanitizer levels will ensure crystal clear water all season long.

Hiring The Experts At The Pool Butler

If all of this seems like more than you want to do, there is always the option of outsourcing your swimming pool maintenance services. The Pool Butler offers a range of pool cleaning services.

We’ve been serving Atlanta and surrounding communities for years, and are equipped to handle any of your swimming pool service needs. Please contact us today to get your quote for any of the professional services we offer.

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