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Add Value To Your Swimming Pool With Pool Cleaning Equipment

08 May 2019

Having the right cleaning equipment is essential for the health and safety of your swimming pool. By investing in just a few essential items, you can ensure the quality of your water for many years to come. If you don’t keep the water and the shell clean, the area can become a breeding ground for dirt and all manner of bacteria, none of which make for a nice environment. In the list below, we have compiled a list of the pool cleaning equipment that you need:


·         Pump
The heart of your system, a pump is essential because it circulates water around your pool. Without a pump, dirt, algae and bacteria would collect in the water and it would stagnate (which is unsafe and unhygienic to swim in). In a typical pump system, an electric motor spins an impeller inside the pump housing. The impeller drives water from various drains through the filter and back out to the water inlets.

·         Filter
Pools are subject to constant contamination brought in by swimmers and the surrounding environment. A filter is the mechanical system that is responsible for removing all debris from the water (which is important for hygiene, appearance and safety reasons). As the pump circulates the water, impurities are strained out by the filter. There are three types to choose from – sand, cartridge and diatomaceous earth (DE).

·         Cover
Properly setting up a pool cover requires a bit of work, but it is definitely worth it. Not only will it shield the water from exposure to the elements and debris, it can also act as a barrier that prevents small children and pets from falling in. There is a variety of covers to choose from, including thermal and solar blankets (which help to warm the water) and rigid covers (which can be walked on).

·         Cleaners
Even if you have the best pump and filter on the market, you will still need some additional pool cleaning equipment to keep the shell in great condition. There are three types of cleaner to choose from – suction (which use the suction created by your filtration system), pressure (which requires an additional booster pump) and robotic (which runs on electricity and is quite cost effective).

·         Chemicals
Whilst your pump, filter and cleaner will perform the majority of your pool sanitation, chemicals are required to keep the water free of pathogens (bacteria that cause cloudiness, skin and eye irritations, and damage to the shell as a whole). The simple combination of chemicals that you will need include: chlorine, chlorine balancing agents, water test system, alkaline balancing agents, and calcium balancing agents.


So, how does the addition of pool cleaning equipment add value to your concrete swimming pools? It actually does so in two ways. Firstly, by keeping the shell and the surrounding area in optimal condition, you can rest assured that you will be offered top value should you ever decide to sell your property. Secondly, keeping the shell and surrounding area clean can improve your enjoyment and keep you swimming all summer long without issue.