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Pool Cleaning Tips: Swimming Pool Expert Advice

It’s easy to get confused by all the different swimming pool equipment and chemicals needed to keep your pool water clean and clear.

It’s easy to get confused by all the different swimming pool equipment and chemicals needed to keep your pool water clean and clear. Billabong Pool Service and Supply are Sunshine Coast’s trusted swimming pool shop and service provider. Below, we have put together the following tips for keeping your pool clean and clear. 


Robotic Pool Cleaner

Regularly vacuuming debris from your pool is essential for maintaining clean, clear, hygienic pool water. Robotic pool cleaners such as the Dolphin robotic pool cleaner makes this aspect of pool cleaning easy. Using smart navigation, robotic pool cleaners seamlessly clear away dirt, leaves, algae, and other debris from your pool, while scrubbing every spot of your pool including the corners, steps, and other awkward spaces.


Pool Chemicals

Most swimming pool owners are familiar with chlorine, which is widely used to purify water and eliminate harmful microorganisms in water. Chlorine comes in a wide variety of forms from high concentration liquids to slow dissolving tablets. Ensure your pool always has appropriate levels of chlorine to keep it clean and safe. Various other pool care chemicals are also available to treat specific issues. 

For example, algaecide kills algae, while enzymes are added to break down oils and other organic contaminants in the water. Clarifiers are commonly used to get clearer pool water by bonding tiny pollutants and particles in the water. This makes them easier to trap in the pool’s filtration system or get vacuumed up by a robotic pool cleaner when they sink to the pool floor.


Test Strips and pH Balancers

Pool chemicals and debris that enters your water, such as dirt and leaves, tends to affect the water’s pH level. Regularly test your pool water to ensure an ideal pH balance that keeps your pool clean and safe. pH is measured on a scale from 0 to 14 with 7 being neutral. Below 7 is acidic and above 7 is alkaline. Pool water pH is best when kept in the range of 7.2 to 7.8.

Balanced pool water prevents irritation as well as unnecessary degradation of pool cleaners, pumps, and other equipment. pH balance kits typically come with a test strip along with pH down and pH increaser to correct the water balance as needed.


Swimming Pool Equipment and Servicing on the Sunshine Coast

If you require pool servicing or want to purchase a Dolphin robotic pool cleaner, get in touch with the team at Billabong Pool Service and Supply. Our experts have over 40 years of experience helping domestic and commercial pool owners keep their pools in top shape. Contact us online to arrange swimming pool servicing or to get advice from our team.

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