Owning a pool means properly maintaining it and making sure it’s clean. Part of this means having the right equipment and that it’s working properly. If you’re new to the pool ownership scene or just aren’t sure what equipment and pool cleaner parts you need, let’s take a look so that you can get everything you need.
Pool Cleaner Parts Equipment You Need to Clean Your Pool
There are several must-have items when it comes to cleaning to make the process easier.
Telescopic Pool Pole
The telescopic pool pole is essential for skimming, vacuuming, and brushing your pool. They come in different lengths, so you’ll have to get one that’s going to be large enough to reach all sides of your pool. You also want a durable pole. The best ones are made from fiberglass, but most are aluminum. The telescopic pole is used to attach many cleaning accessories.
Skimmer Nets & Leaf Rakes
The skimmer net is essential to get leaves and other debris out of your pool. It attaches to the end of the telescopic pole. Use it to get out light debris and any bugs that may be floating on the surface. The leaf rake is the same idea, it’s also a mesh net but is just deeper so that it can scoop up large leaves and other debris. It also comes in handy if the kids leave toys at the bottom of the pool and you need to pick them up.
The brush is another accessory that can be attached to the bottom of the telescopic pole. It helps to remove algae and other films that may form at the bottom of your pool.
Pumice is a light, porous stone that can be rubbed over a pool stain. A pumice stone is good to have to remove calcium deposits, cement stains, other stains that may form at the bottom of the pool. You can attach pumice blocks, which are pumice stones, to the telescopic pole to scrub the bottom of the pool.
Pool Cleaners and Common Pool Cleaner Parts
A pool cleaner is also essential when you own a pool. While you can skim and brush your pool regularly, a pool cleaner is the best way to truly clean the bottom and walls of the pool. There are manual pool cleaners and automatic pool cleaners. Manual pool cleaners are obviously less expensive, but they require more work. Automatic pool cleaners are the easiest because you can just plug them in, place them in the pool, and let them do all the grunt work of cleaning your pool.
Common Pool Cleaner Parts for Manual Cleaners
If you have a manual pool cleaner, here are some of the most common pool cleaner parts you’ll need to get the job done:
You’ll need that telescopic pole that we mentioned above to attach the parts for your pool vacuum. These include a vacuum head, a vacuum hose, and a scrub brush. Some people also a vacuum plate.
This is the most important part of your cleaner. It attaches to any standard pool pole and does the work of removing algae or other deposits from your pool. They attach to any telescopic pole, just check the diameter so that you have the right size. Choose a vacuum that is sturdy and made of quality material.
The vacuum hose is also an essential part because it connects the vacuum head to the filter. You want to get one that is long enough so you can clean all around your pool. The standard diameter of a vacuum hose is 1.5 inches. The length will vary depending on the size of your pool.
The scrub brush is also essential because it’s used to loosen up debris so that the vacuum can suck up the debris. As you can imagine, you need to put a good amount of force behind the brush so that it loosens everything up.
A vacuum plate is not essential, but some people choose to get one because it reduces the potential of skimmer line clogs. A vacuum plate fits on top of the standard-size strainer basket. It uses a fitting that allows the vacuum hose to be plugged into the vacuum plate. It gets suction from the inlet without taking the strainer basket out.
Call Flower Mound Pool Care & Maintenance When You Need a Pool Cleaning Service?
As you can see, there is a good amount of equipment needed to make sure you are cleaning your pool properly. When you want to make sure your pool is as clean as can be, it’s best to hire a pool cleaning service like Flower Mound Pool Care & Maintenance. This way you don’t have to worry about getting all the equipment and you can be sure the job is done right.
Flower Mound Pool Care & Maintenance offers weekly or bi-weekly pool service to fit your budget. You don’t have to worry if you have the right equipment or pool cleaner parts because we’ll worry about that for you.
You can select weekly pool service includes a comprehensive 23-point plan that covers everything from routine cleaning to chemical balance and pool equipment maintenance. Here is a look at exactly what our 23-point plan includes:
Chemical Analysis and Maintenance
- Calcium Hardness
- Cyanuric Acid
- Salt content on saltwater pools
When you’re talking about pool equipment maintenance and service reporting, the plan includes:
- Check and empty skimmer baskets
- Pump baskets checked and emptied
- Check and empty pool sweep debris bags
- Check and clean pool sweep wall screen
- Pool sweep operation checked
- Monitor filter pressure
- Backwash DE and sand filters as needed
- Clean salt cell as needed
- Calibrate salt system as needed
- Monitor and maintain valve orientation for circulation adjustments
- Visual inspection of equipment and reporting of significant issues
- Weekly e-mail notification and photographs
- Net debris
- Clean Spa
- Vacuum as needed