Why should you clean your swimming pool regularly?

April 24, 2011  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Swimming Pools

Swimming can be very refreshing and gives you immense pleasure. For some it is a passion to float and play with the cold water. So, you must take care about the maintenance of your swimming pool.

A dirty pool at your home can be a horrible sight. It will spoil the entire beauty of your home. Not only just for beauty, it is essential to clean your swimming pool to keep them free of germs. A dirty pool can be unhygienic and a breeding ground for numerous insects and other fungus.

You need to clean the pool at least once a week to keep them free from germs, dirt and bacteria. If not cleaned, the dirty water will cause many diseases and skin ailments. Brush the pool regularly so that it does not become slippery leading to accidents. Algae are very difficult to get rid of once they set up home in your pool. Cleaning your pool daily will ensure that the pool is free from algae and is clean.

Cleaning your dead swimming Pools

January 17, 2011  //  Posted by: viewmybuild  //  Category: Swimming Pools

In all bodies of water, algae can cause a problem particularly in swimming pools. They can be of various colors such as yellow, green or black. Algae can raise the pH of the water by consuming oxygen in it. Regular preventive measures such as keeping the chlorine level and pH of the pool water balanced can stop the formation of algae.


1. The pool’s filter system should be cleaned to remove any excess algae.

2. A heavy dose of hypochlorite should be added to the pool water. The proportion should be 30 parts per million for shocking the system.

3. An algaecide should be added to the pool after waiting 24 to 48 hours so that the chlorine levels get balanced.

4. Dead algae should be vacuumed and skimmed from the pool. The shocking process should be repeated again if required.

5. A pH test should be done on the pool to check whether the water is balanced.