Have you already rested at your new pool? It's time to remove the chaise longue, arm yourself with a brush and take care that the next bath was not worse than the previous one, and our tips will help to cope with cleaning faster. Caring for the pool is no less important than proper design and construction. However, some things, such as the choice of the filter, should be taken care of even at the stage. Filter selection Perhaps one of the most important components responsible for water quality is the filter. Filters are very different - both in size, and in performance and price. The simplest filters are with a backfill sorbent, for example sand, the main component of which is quartz sand. Despite the fact that various additives, such as anthracene or gravel, can improve the sorption properties of the filter, in general, the quality of filtration of such devices is not very high. But this disadvantage is more than offset by the low cost and easy washing of the filter. There are proposals with other sorbents. Coal, anthracene, glass and other filtering particles provide a better filtration quality, but the performance of all filters of this type is small, so they are better suited for a small pool. Filters with diatomite filler are capable ofto retain particles of up to one micron, but such a filler is distinguished by a high price and an almost irreversible nature of the contamination. An alternative to a filter with a sprinkled sorbent may be a cartridge filter - inside it is a cartridge with a complex composition, which can be changed to a new one or washed as it gets dirty. The big advantage of such filters is their compactness, however, most models are not designed for large volumes of water. The most productive and high-qualityThe models are multistage filtration. They can cost millions and reach considerable sizes, but ion exchange resins, sorbents of different granulometric composition, as well as high-pressure cleaning systems and other technical tricks provide unsurpassed water quality. Collection of floating debris The first and most simple stage after the arrangement of the basin is the collection of floating debris. To date, a lot of devices for automatic pool cleaning are on the market. The lion's share of such devices is occupied by skimmers - devices for collecting particles from the surface. There are different types of skimmers: built-in, hinged, floating - you need to choose them based on the size of the pool. So, for compact frame or inflatable pools, hinged skimmers are best suited, and for serious stationary pools - mounted in the skirts. However, even a productive skimmer systemcan guarantee the perfect mirror surface of the reservoir. There is a high probability that after a rain or a strong wind you will have to resort to the traditional way of catching leaves and other debris with the help of nets and nets. This does not take much time and should ideally be done on a daily basis. Cleaning the walls of the pool To prevent growthseaweed on the walls of the pool, the latter must be cleaned at least once a week. In practice, this stage is almost as simple as in words. Steel or tiled walls are best cleaned with a nylon brush. Water is not necessarily drained. It is a little harder to clean the pools, the walls of which are formed by PVC film - in this case, if the volume allows, the water should be drained and the walls wiped with a sponge or a soft brush with soap or a special solution for cleaning the PVC film. If you do not have the opportunity to drain the pool so often, regular delicate cleaning with a soft telescopic brush without chemicals and draining water is your option. Clearing the bottom As strange as it sounds, but notLess often, once a week, the bottom of the pool needs to be vacuumed. And the set of tools for this is not much different from that for caring for carpets. The most budgetary option - a manual vacuum cleaner, where the role of a container for dust takes on a skimmer. The undeniable advantage of this device is its price, but being a happy owner of a large pool, you may prefer to consider more productive options. For example, powerful semi-autonomous vacuum cleaners equipped with a separate waste bin will be a good alternative to handheld devices. Finally, the most effective and productive option will be a robotic vacuum cleaner moving along the bottom and collecting garbage in an automatic mode. Do not expect such devices low cost - the price starts from 50 000 and reaches 1 000 000 rubles. Use of hydrochemistry One of the mostimportant indicators of water quality is its pH or acidity. Follow acidity can be using indicator strips or a specialized compact device - pH meter. It is recommended to measure the chemical composition of water at least twice a week. The optimal pH is considered to be in the range of 7.2 to 7.6. To bring the pH to the desired level is quite simple: to increase the need to add preparations based on soda, to reduce - acids or acid salts, such as sodium hydrogen sulphate. The required amount of the preparation in terms of volume is indicated on the product packages. Chlorine-containing drugs will help clear bacteria from water. According to the indications measuring the chloride content, but at least once a month, it is recommended to disinfect the pool with the massive addition of chlorine-containing chemicals. Also a number of disinfectants are added weekly. In addition to pH and chlorine content, an important indicator of water quality is its hardness and cyanuric acid content. The latter is added to protect unstable chlorine compounds from exposure to solar UV radiation. Tools for regulating water hardness are easy to find in specialized stores.
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