Already chilled out by your new pool?It's time to remove your sun lounger, arm yourself with a brush, and make sure your next swim is as good as the last one, and our tips will help you get it cleaned up quickly. Taking care of your pool is just as important as designing and building it right. However, some things, such as choosing a filter, should be taken care of at the stage. Filter selection Perhaps one of the most important components responsible for water quality is the filter. Filters come in a variety of sizes, performance and price. The simplest filters are with a filling 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, the overall filtration quality of such devices is not very high. But this disadvantage is more than compensated for by the low cost and ease of washing the filter. There are proposals with other sorbents. Coal, anthrocene, glass and other filter particles provide the best filtration quality, but the performance of all filters of this type is low, so they are better suited for a small pool. Diatomaceous earth filters are capable oftrap particles up to one micron in size, however, such a filler is distinguished by its high price and practically irreversible nature of pollution. An alternative to a filter with a loaded sorbent can be a cartridge filter - inside it there is a cartridge with a complex composition, which, as it gets dirty, can be replaced with a new one or washed. The big advantage of such filters is their compactness, but most models are not designed for large volumes of water. The most productive and highest qualityare models with multi-stage filtration. They can cost millions and reach significant sizes, but ion exchange resins, sorbents of various particle sizes, high pressure cleaning systems and other technical tricks provide unsurpassed water quality. Collecting floating debris The first and easiest step after setting up a pool is collecting floating debris. To date, there are many devices on the market for automatic pool cleaning. 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, mounted, 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, those mounted in the sides. However, even the efficient skimmer system does notwill be able to guarantee a perfect mirror-like surface of the reservoir. It is highly likely that after rain or strong winds, you will have to resort to the traditional method of catching leaves and other debris using nets and nets. This does not take much time and, ideally, should be done daily. Cleaning pool walls To prevent growththe algae on the pool walls must be cleaned at least once a week. In fact, this stage is almost as simple as in words. Steel or tiled walls are best cleaned with a nylon brush. It is not necessary to drain the water. It is a little more difficult to clean pools, the walls of which are formed by PVC film - in this case, if the volume allows, it is better to drain the water, and wipe the walls with a sponge or soft brush with soap or a special solution for cleaning PVC film. If you do not have the opportunity to drain the pool so often, regular gentle cleaning with a soft telescopic brush without chemicals and water draining is your option. Cleaning the Bottom As strange as it may sound, it is notthe bottom of the pool should be vacuumed less often than once a week. Moreover, the set of tools for this does not differ much from that for carpets. The most budgetary option is a handheld vacuum cleaner, where the role of a dust container is taken over by a skimmer. The undeniable advantage of such a device is its price, however, being the 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 container will be a good alternative to hand-held devices. Finally, the most efficient and productive option will be a robot vacuum cleaner that moves along the bottom and collects debris in an automatic mode. You should not expect low cost from such devices - the price starts from 50,000 and reaches 1,000,000 rubles. The use of hydrochemistry One of the most importantindicators of water quality is its pH or acidity. You can monitor acidity using indicator strips or a specialized compact device - a pH meter. It is recommended to measure the chemical composition of the water at least twice a week. A neutral pH value in the range from 7.2 to 7.6 is considered optimal. It is quite easy to bring the pH to the desired level: to increase it is necessary to add preparations based on soda, to lower it - acids or acidic salts such as sodium hydrogen sulfate. The required amount of the drug in terms of volume is indicated on the product packaging. Chlorine-containing preparations will help clear water from bacteria. According to the testimony of instruments that measure the content of chlorides, but at least once a month, it is recommended to decontaminate 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. Water hardness adjustments are easy to find in specialized stores.
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