Tired of Cleaning Your Swimming Pool?

Jul 7, 2018 | Pool Advice

Cleaning Your Swimming Pool

Just because you have a pool doesn’t mean you have to be the one to clean it! Is there something else you would rather do than cleaning your swimming pool? There are a number of options available to save you time when it comes to pool cleaning. Let’s split the options out into 2 categories that we’re going to call Automatic Cleaning and Intelligent Cleaning.

Automatic Cleaning

So, what do we mean by automatic cleaning? This is where suction cleaners and robotic pool cleaners come in. You are still needed to initiate the cleaning, but you can walk away once the cleaner has started and the cleaning will happen automatically for you.

Suction cleaners

Suction cleaners are powered by your pump and filter. They randomly move around your pool and ‘suck’ up debris. The large debris is vacuumed up through the hoses and into your skimmer basket if you use a vacuum plate or into your filter along with the fine debris which all goes to the filter. Commonly recognised examples of suction cleaners include the Hayward Navigator or a wide range of cleaners commonly referred to as a Barracuda.

Pool Cleaning - Suction Cleaner

Robotic cleaners

Robotic cleaners really have taken over from suction cleaners as they’ve become more affordable. Some robots are now only slightly more expensive than buying a good quality suction cleaner. Robotic cleaners are independent of your pump and filter and are run by electricity. All the debris that they ‘suck’ up is trapped inside the robot so they do not add to the load of the pump or filter. They are extremely cheap to run (cheaper than running a suction cleaner) and simple to operate and maintain. Examples of robots available in NZ include Dolphin, Hayward and Zodiac.

Pool Cleaning Robot

Intelligent Cleaning

This is cleaning that is performed by a pool technician. Automatic cleaning is great and does save you time, but the automatic cleaner can’t see debris in the pool, won’t notice if the water level is a little low or keep an eye/ear out for telltale signs of a problem like hearing a noisy pump and knowing the bearings need replacing or seeing a small leak on the pump and knowing the mechanical seal has failed.

We offer 2 standard ‘intelligent cleaning’ pool service plans and if necessary can tailor a solution especially for you. Our standard options are ‘Premium Pool Service’ and ‘Essential Pool Service’

Our Premium Pool Service includes:

  • check all equipment is functioning correctly
  • backwash the sand filter – when required
  • check and clear baskets
  • manually test water poolside for Chlorine and pH – add chemical when required
  • scoop leaves and debris from the pool – when required
  • vacuum swimming pool – when required
  • take a water sample to the store for further analysis – 3 monthly
  • top up chemicals and balance water – when required as per water test

An Essential Service is ideal if you already have automatic cleaning or are doing the cleaning yourself but want someone to come on a regular basis. It is sort of like a WOF to check that everything is in order.

Our Essential Pool Service includes:

  • check all equipment is functioning correctly
  • backwash the sand filter – when required
  • check and clear baskets
  • manually test water poolside for Chlorine and pH – add chemical when required
  • top up chemicals – as required
  • take a water sample to the store for further analysis – 3 monthly
  • balance water – as per water test (additional charges apply for balancing)

So, if you don’t have time for cleaning your swimming pool, get in touch with us and we can recommend a solution that will work for you and your pool. Owning a pool should be enjoyable, not a chore.

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