Although there are steps and precautions pool owners must take to ensure their swimming pool stays healthy, clean and well maintained owning a swimming pool does not have to be intimidating. Whether you have owned a pool for years or are in the process of building one, Town and Country Pools is here to assist you in with all your swimming pool needs.
Pool Equipment for Cleaning
When it comes to pool equipment the most useful tool needed is both a pump and filter. The job of the swimming pool pump is to circulate the pool water throughout your swimming pool keeping the water clean. As the pump pulls water from your pool, it will pass through the filter where particles and dirt will be gathered and dissolved. After the water flows through the filter system, the clean water will be returned back to your swimming pool. Whether you choose sand filtration or a cartridge, swimming pool filters must be cleaned on a regular basis. A dirty filter can dramatically decrease pump efficiency. Cleaning and replacing a swimming pool filter regularly cannot be stressed enough.
Swimming Pool Vacuums
Vacuums are another essential piece of pool equipment for swimming pool owners. A pool vacuum consists of a vacuum head, telescoping pole, and a hose attachment. There are numerous types of swimming pool vacuums available each designed to thoroughly clean the swimming pool floor. Pool owners can choose between a manual or automatic vacuum. While pool owners will find automatic vacuums to be more expensive they are generally more efficient and convenient.
Pool Skimmer and Baskets
A skimmer and basket are an absolutely necessary piece of pool equipment. To prevent large dirt particles such as leaves and debris from reaching and clogging your swimming pool filter, a skimmer should be used regularly. Skimmers are typically made from netting and attached to a long handle to assist pool owners while reaching for floating debris. If you swimming pool is surrounded by trees a leave net may make cleaning your pool even easier!
Balancing Pool Chemicals
To maintain your swimming pool water pool owners should purchase pool chemicals to fight bacteria and other water contaminants. Finally, Town and Country Pools highly recommends swimming pool owners run your pool equipment with the use of a timer. A pool equipment timer is an inexpensive way to save pool owners money by reducing operating cost.
Pool Equipment for Safety
Although swimming pools can be dangerous for small children and pets there are plenty of helpful pool equipment designed to increase pool safety.
- Pool Rescue Equipment and Accessories: Pool owners should readily have on hand a pool safety ring, a life hook, life jackets and a first aid kit. Preparing for the unexpected will ensure the proper pool equipment safety devices are on hand in the event of an emergency.
- Pool Alarms: In order to detect unauthorized pool access pool alarms can be installed on a gate, door, window, or perimeter. Additionally, there are pool alarms that float in the water or can be installed on the ground.
- Pool Barrier: One of the most effective safety devices is a swimming pool barrier. Pool owners can choose between a lockable pool enclosure, a fence or even a pool cover. *Not all pool covers are made equally. Ensure you are using the correct type and size.
Contact Town and Country Pools Today
For more pool equipment recommendations or to discuss pool equipment specific to your swimming pool contact a Town and Country Pools professional today!