Effective cleaning of your own garden pool - how it works!


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Cloudy water, insects and leaves on the surface - in such a pool nobody wants to climb. For a clean pool constant cleaning is not enough.

Clean the swimming pool

Water is life. Of course, this also applies to the water in your own pool. However, should not be too much life in the pool water, because germs, viruses and bacteria are also living things. In addition, there are in a swimming pool in a relatively short time other entries from the environment, such as dust, leaves, pollen or insects. Without effective cleaning, the pool of crystal clear water quickly becomes a biotope that overflows with life and has a greenish tint.

What can be done about it?

There are a number of different ways to keep the pool water clear and the pool clean. However, there is not the "miracle cure" that is simply dumped in the pelvis and everything is fine. There are just as few individual devices that manage to clean the pool on their own. Even the pool robot is alone in a lost position. Rather, pool cleaning is the combination of different methods, of course, it depends on the volume that has to be mastered. Small wading pools are best cleaned by wiping the children's pool with water and some detergent between a change of water. From about 3000 liters capacity, the use of filter pumps is interesting.

Pumps for circulating and filtering the water

Since a swimming pool is missing the inlet and outlet of natural waters that contribute to the cleaning, this is mimicked with a filter pump. There are pump-filter combinations that work with a filter fleece in the form of a cartridge, for example. Up to a certain volume these systems are quite sufficient, but with larger amounts of water it is necessary to use pumps with higher performance and a more effective filter. There are, for example, sand filter systems in various performance classes.

In sand filter systems, the pool water to be cleaned is pressed through a layer of quartz sand, whereby even the smallest particles get caught. The now crystal clear water gets back into the pool. As a rule of thumb, it is necessary to completely circulate the volume of pool water twice daily during the bathing operation. Accordingly, the pump of the sand filter system must be able to bring the appropriate performance.

Mechanical cleaning of the pool

Pool robot

A pool has a large surface on which the pollution from the air first land and, depending on the weight, at least for the first time, swim. These floating solids can be skimmed off well with a skimmer. The skimmer floats in the tank and has an inlet close to the water surface. At the lower end it is connected to the circulation pump or has its own pump. Together with the surface water, the solids flow to the skimmer and are filtered out in it.

In spite of a skimmer, the use of a net will be indispensable for removing fallen leaves from the water or simply for the toys that the children have forgotten in the pool. Adhesions on the pool walls and on the floor can be removed with a suitable brush or by means of the pool robot already mentioned.

Chemical / electrotechnical cleaning of the garden pool

There are several ways to reduce the bacterial load on the water. Such as UV filtering or the use of hydrogen peroxide, or activated carbon filters. The problem here is that these funds have only a limited effect and are quite expensive. The best way to dry-clean the most broad-spectrum pool water is chlorine. Although much is said about the dangers of this substance, it should be kept in mind that highly diluted chlorine has been used for millions of years in millions of public and private pools worldwide. With proper use, as the past shows, chlorine is the best and most effective means of disinfecting pool water.

Provision for pool cleaning

The best dirt is the one that does not have to be eliminated. The human being can do a lot to keep the pool water clean. Such as the use of a pool cover during the night and the bath-free days. But even showering before swimming helps a lot to maintain the water quality. This is not about the possibly neglected hygiene of the individual. It is more about urea, which also forms the cleanest human on his skin. These ureas react in the water and enter into new chemical compounds. That's why it's better to shower in the pool before the refreshment. Excessive levels of sun creams do not get into the water unnecessarily. Also, you should consider some aspects, if you want to winterize the pool.

At the same time, the feet should be cleaned before entering the pool by means of a foot bath placed at the edge of the pool.The soles of bare feet have a significant share of what can get into the swimming pool, such as grass or sand. If these precautionary measures are taken into account and the pool is also regularly cleaned and disinfected, nothing should stand in the way of extended bathing pleasure.

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