The 5 Best Ways To Clean Your Fibreglass Pool
Let’s face it: cleaning your pool can sometimes be a tedious process and definitely not the thing you pictured when you bought your pool. But cleaning your pool is not only important for its health, it’s also important for you if you want to save on money down the line. Regularly cleaning your pool can prevent chemical imbalances, wear and tear on your pool filter and help prevent pool staining – all things that will cost your budget if you let them get out of control. But if you’re feeling not the most excited about regular cleaning, then fear not! We’ve compiled the 5 most efficient ways to clean your pool!
Cleaning Tip #1: Keep An Eye Out For Stains!
The most common cause for pool panic is staining. But there are different kinds of stains that can affect your pool and each one requires a different way of handling:
Organic Pool Stains:
These kinds of stains are the most common to fibreglass pools. They can include:
- Even berries!
The best way to deal with these stains is to simply fish the organic matter out of the pool in the first place. If a stain has already been made, however, a gentle scrubbing with any old brush will do the trick of removing it.
These stains are typically more common to older-dated pools. However, they can still appear in certain conditions. Metal stains can include:
This is less of a stain and more of a calcium build-up. It happens when unbalanced Ph levels in the pool cause calcium in the water to bond with the pool. To avoid this, you should ensure you are keeping your pool’s chemical balance in check.
Pool covers are an excellent, low-effort way to reduce the amount of time you spend cleaning your pool. They keep out leaves and all sorts of debris, meaning you don’t have to skim clean as much.
Cleaning Tip #2: Clean Debris From Your Pool Regularly
As we mentioned before, cleaning the surface of your pool may come across as tedious and not the most exciting. But it is by far one of the most important things to do in keeping your pool healthy. Debris will fall into your pool daily, even in the most well-kept backyards. Sometimes leaves from your neighbours can even float into your pool!
You should be cleaning your pool of debris regularly, even daily. The best way to speed this process up is to use a skimmer. Spend 5-10 minutes each morning or afternoon picking out any leaves or other organic material that have fallen in your pool. 5 minutes here and there will save you an hour-long cleaning process over the weekend.
Cleaning Tip #3: Check Your Filter Often
Your filter is the unsung workhorse of your fibreglass pool. Oftentimes the filter is overlooked simply because it is not as visible, or seen as too technical of an appliance to work on regularly. But keeping your filter in shape is critically important: almost everything that’s in your pool passes through it at one stage or another. Simply put: if you skim clean your pool daily, that means less work for your filter, and an increased lifespan before you have to change out or repair the filter – meaning more savings for you. It’s a good idea to keep an eye on your filter, to see if your current cleaning schedule is doing enough to not overload your filter.
…It’s a good idea to regularly check your filter and see if your current cleaning schedule is doing enough to not overload it…
Cleaning Tip #4: Keep Your Pool Cover On!
This is by far and away the easiest and most efficient way of keeping your pool clean! All it requires is putting the cover on your pool during times when you use your pool less. What a pool cover does is keep out (most of) those pesky leaves and organic materials that we mentioned earlier! It will save you time on skim cleaning and even reduce the risk of chemical imbalance. And all it takes is rolling the cover on! Simple, right?
One important factor to note: firstly, if your pool is covered for an extended period of time, you will have to reduce the amount of chlorine in your cleaning process. This is because with less organic materials falling into it than normal, the pool won’t need as many cleaning chemicals.
Cleaning Tip #5: Keep Up To Date With Your Pool’s Maintenance
Regular maintenance should include checking your PH levels as well as the alkaline. A chemical imbalance could potentially cause a large headache down the track from you. Regularly checking to make sure you are giving your pool the correct dosage will go a long way to avoid this. We recommend setting up a maintenance schedule either bi-weekly or monthly. This can include checking the wear and tear on your equipment, chemical dosage and making sure nothing is piling up beneath your pool cover. If this sounds a bit overwhelming, or you simply don’t have the time, we recommend you consider hiring a professional pool cleaner.
Here at The Fibreglass Pool Company, we understand that cleaning is oftentimes the least exciting part about your pool. However, the good news is that a small amount of cleaning consistently can save you time and money down the track. Luckily, fibreglass pools require the least amount of effort to keep clean! Why don’t you have a look at the rest of our award-winning fibreglass pool range if you’re interested?
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