Express Pool Care, providing swimming pool service to Goodyear & Laveen Arizona offer ways to vacuum a swimming pool
Properly maintaining your swimming pool involves vacuuming it. The pool contractor from Express Pool Care recommends vacuuming the pool between service visits — especially if you don’t have or use a pool cover regularly. During monsoon season, a pool cover can prevent many ills that could befall a swimming pool in Arizona.
Ways to vacuum a swimming pool
Installing an automatic swimming pool cleaner or using a robotic vacuum will help you keep the pool clean between service visits. Talk with us about installing an automatic vacuum cleaner — these devices do the work for you! If you’re not at the point of investing in an automatic vacuum, here are steps to take to vacuum your pool:
- Once you hook up the vacuum head and the hose you will lower the device into the pool.
- The vacuum hose will need to be sunk to the bottom of the pool slowly so air moves out of it. You can tell if you’ve properly lowered the vacuum head if water comes out of the hose.
- Remove the pool’s skimmer basket and connect the free end of the hose to the opening at the back of the skimmer
- Turn off the main control valve on the filter and turn the control valve attached to the skimmer off until you hear the pump start. Slowly open the valve until the pump begins running smoothly
- Move the vacuum around the bottom of the pool — slowly. You may have to empty the pump strainer during the cleaning process
- Once you’re done vacuuming the pool, turn off the valves before you lift the vacuum from the water
When you vacuum your pool between service visits you help cut down on dirt and debris that fall to the bottom of the pool. It will also help the pool service contractor and likely shorten his visits and perhaps cut back on your pool maintenance costs. If you’re looking to vacuum the pool on your own, ask us for a lesson in getting everything set up so you can assure you’re doing it properly.