It is hard to find people of all ages who do not like to sunbathe a little near a clean swimming pool. This is one of the favorite leisure time in summer. No wonder that more and more people are thinking of having a private swimming pool. The swimming pool can be installed indoors and outdoors, but for any option, the biggest problem is how to keep regularly clean water.
It is essential to determine pool maintenance methods in advance as these costs can be even higher than the swimming pool itself. There are several problems with water: algae, general disinfection due to the use of several people, watercolor and purity, lime carbonate. One solution like a chemical compound is the best to choose; for another, robotic pool cleaners are better; for complicated ones, the complex solution should be used.
Here 5 top pieces of advice for cleanness control of private swimming pool:
The easiest solution to add chemical compounds into the water, but it is crucial to keep control to prevent chemical burn. Among chemical substances, there are different proposals with pros and cons.
One of the most popular solutions, even drinking water is cleaned with Chlorine. Chlorine can be used in granules, powder, or tablets. The most important thing that should be considered – neutral PH=7 should be kept all the time to avoid chemical burn. Some tablets are designed to be used in low quantities, for example, one tablet for two weeks.
Substances with bromine are used when one of the family members has an allergy to Chlorine. PH rule is not essential.
Substances based on active oxygen
These substances can be used with Chlorine or without, but it is crucial to measure active oxygen level as it is poison in significant quantities for the human body.
These substances are designed to prevent the water’s leaf emergence so that no algae will grow in the swimming pool. Experts suggest using such compounds on walls of the swimming before each filling with water.
If you do not want to use several separate compounds, calculate quantities, the right solution is a complex compound specially designed for swimming pools.
Unfortunately, manual addition of chemical compounds cannot provide absolute cleanness of the pool; additional measures are required – robotic pool cleaners (at least filtration and pump for water circulation).
Robotic pool cleaners
Robotic pool cleaners are different pieces of equipment to maintain cleanness:
- System for water circulation and substitution
For this purpose, the pump is installed.
Systems for filtrations
The cheapest solution is to use a stainless tank with a filter with one or several sand layers of different fractions. Molecules of dirt going through the sand are separated from the water and going to the drainage. It is essential to clean the sand several times per year and clean all dirt particles left there. Such a system has a manometer; if the sand is dirty, the manometer will show higher pressure (0.2-0.3 bar) than usual. A filtration system should be used 4-8 hours per day to ensure cleanness. There are many other types of cartridges for filters that can be used instead of sand.
Systems for disinfection
This system is the solution to insert chemical compounds automatically, upon water test results executed by the system. The standard answer is chlorine compounds and corrective compounds to maintain a neutral PH level.
Systems for water heating
This system does not provide an additional solution for water cleanness but is included in robotic pool cleaners to ensure the water’s comfort temperature level.
Vacuum pool cleaner
Automatic or manual vacuum cleaners help clean the swimming pool’s walls and floor when filtration with a pump is not enough for all garbage set on the floor. Automatic vacuum pool cleaner can be connected only to the working filtration pump and should have a long electricity cable to ensure access to all parts of the floor. A manual vacuum cleaner can work from batteries. Pool cleaners clean the pool from dust, garbage, and algae, and lime carbonate.
All processes with robotic pool cleaners can be fully automatic or with partly manual mode upon request. Each vacuum pool cleaner has different working ways and caps. It is required 5-8 hours to clean the swimming pool with the vacuum cleaner.
A simple device to collect garbage from upper layers of the water connected to filtration pump. The skimming device collects big trash into a particular bucket, and small dust is going to the filtration pump.
Robotic pool cleaners can ensure full cleanness control of private swimming pools.
UV or ozone
For expensive swimming pools, it is possible to use first-class systems of water cleanness control that do not require any chemical compounds. These systems consist of a filtration system described in the section for robotic pool cleaners, then ozone and UV treatment. Such an approach is more expensive, but in a long-perspective, it will be more efficient.
Ag or CU ions
One of the most expensive solutions is a small ball (Smart Pool) with ions of Ag or Cu for cleanness control and general disinfection. This is an electrophysical method of cleanness control without Chlorine and other chemical compounds. The Manufactures ensure that no algae and muddy water is possible with this solution.
Scoop net and brushes with long telescopic hands
Scoop net is a very famous device from childhood to collect leaves, flies, other garbage from the upper part of the water in the swimming pool. Brushes (scrubs) with telescopic hands can be used during the filtration pump’s operational mode for the same purposes as a vacuum pool cleaner. Scrubs are a must-have when the pool is under preparation for winter storage. Of course, net and brush do not provide absolute cleanness control.
As described, the most effective way is to use several devices and compounds for cleanness control- chemical compounds, robotic pool cleaners (at least pump and filter), scoop net and brushes, or vacuum pool cleaner. Chemical compounds can be changed to Ag or CU ions or UV and ozone for the eco approach.