How to Brush your Swimming Pool the Right Way?

Pool owners often ask these questions; why should you brush a pool, what is the best way to brush a pool and when should you brush a pool?

Let’s start with Why brush a pool?

To Avoid Scale

Scale is the crystalline build-up of inorganic materials. Deposits of scale can form along the waterline of your swimming pool. This is usually caused by high alkalinity, high pH or a high calcium concentration. Temperature changes along with rapid evaporation can cause deposits to set as well.

To Prevent Stains

Pool stains are often a combination of dirt, oils, minerals or any tiny metal objects in the pool. Brushing off the surface where stains begin can be a big help to prevent stains.

To Avoid Algae

Algae are a large and diverse group of phototropic microorganisms. When your pool water is green or contains visible algae clumps, it means that it needs a large dose of chlorine as well as a vigorous brush.

To Prevent Etching

A regularly brushed pool will be smoother and softer. Brushing it after adding salt, calcium or pH decreaser protects the pool surface from corrosive etching.



How to Brush a Pool?

Brushing your pool can be handled by a professional cleaning company like My Pool Guy. My Pool Guy will make sure that when we leave your pool it will be sparkling clean.
If you prefer to do it yourself, you can also use a nylon pool brush or a combination of stainless and a nylon pool brush. You can use a short pole for walls and extend the pole for floor work. Brush the steps and shallow end walls first then brush the shallow end floor, towards the deep end drain.

When to brush a Pool?

It is best to brush your pool regularly, My Pool Guy recommends weekly for optimum results. It is important to note that brushing is required for the following reasons;

Algae Removal

Algae cannot be simply removed by adding pool chemicals it needs to be brushed as well.

Stain Removal

Like algae, stains also need a little help by brushing on your pool.

After Adding Chemicals

Brushing can help dissolve the chemicals so they won’t stain. Some powdered chemicals don’t dissolve right away so brushing your pool can help.

After Pool Plastering

Pool plastering can leave a large amount of dust that needs brushing so it won’t stain and keep your pool clean.

And for all your pool needs call My Pool Guy for your pool guy!