The feeling a cold shower gives on a hot summer afternoon cannot be equated with that which is experienced when in the cold, crisp water of the swimming pool right there in your own backyard.
If you own a pocket and space friendly Intex swimming pool with an easy to set-up and store feature, pool maintenance and cleaning may quickly become one of the regular chores that need to be done in your house. If you are really considering saving some bucks on pool cleaning, then here are some of the convenient ways to keep your intex pool bottom clean.
Intex pool bottom can be cleaned with the use of a soft bristle brush, pool vacuum cleaners and skimmers.
Therefore, you want to clean out your intex pool before all of these dirt settles at the bottom of your pool. When it comes to cleaning pool bottoms preventing a filthy pool bottom trumps cleaning out the pool bottom. Just ‘how can you achieve this?’ you’ll want to ask.
Well, an intex pool or any pool for that matter can be cleaned using any of the following.
skimmers are used to remove any debris that may have found their way into the pool water. It suctions the dirty pool water through it and release clean water at the other end. It basically works like a sieve used to remove materials that are tiny enough to pass through it.
There are two types of skimmers; the first is made from a net material that can be attached to a telescopic pole. This type of skimmer is used to remove leaves, debris and other unwanted solid materials from the pool. The operator stays outside the pool as he cleans the pool by scooping out the dirt and emptying it a waste bin.
The other type of skimmer is attached to the wall of the swimming pool. It acts as a passage through which pool water reaches the pool filter. They usually appear as cut out holes or openings at the side of swimming pools.
The skimmer is a perfect fit for your pool if your swimming pool is located close a place where it can easily attract debris like leaves and twigs.
Pool Vacuum Cleaner:
A sure way of cleaning your pool bottom is by using a swimming pool vacuum cleaner. The vacuum removes dirt from the swimming pool by connecting to the pool skimmer at the side of the pool or by connecting to the suction lines around the swimming pool. They are effective for regular removal of debris from the pool, they are also easy to use.
Brushing the pool:
Getting hands on and using a pool brush to remove dirt from the walls and bottom of a pool is another way to clean your intext pool bottom. This method might be energy sapping but be sure to be left with a sparkling pool when you are done.
To prevent damage to the bottom of your Intex pool, a soft brush with a nylon brittle should be used when brushing the bottom of the pool. Using a brush with a regular stainless brush can scratch or tear it as the Vinyl or PVC pool liner of your pool which can in turn damage the swimming pool. Make sure to be gentle and soft when cleaning your pool with a brush.
What are the Types of Intex Pool?
1. Easy Set Intex Pool (Inflatable)
These are round in shape and the smallest of them all. It doesn’t require huge capital or space to set up. It can be inflated also and get swimming as soon as your pool is filled. Its size ranges from 8ft. (2.4 m) to 18 ft. (5.6 m) in circumference and 30 in. (76 cm) to 48 in. (122 cm) in height.
2. Metal Frame Intex Pool
This is a rather more durable pool compared to the Easy Set model with its circular shape and a powdered-coated steel metal frame. The coating helps in the prevention of rusting and weathering of the metal. It also comes with some form of reinforced polymer material circ1ling the entire pool serving as extra support mechanism. It is 18 ft. (5.6 m) circumference and stand 48 in. (122 cm) high.
3. Oval Frame Intex Pool
This is a combination of both the Easy Set pool and the Metal Frame pool in terms of durability and ease of convenience to set up. It makes use of a snap-on frame that provides support where and when need without the need for an extra space. It comes in two different sizes:
- 18 ft. (5.6 m) long by 10 ft. (3 m) wide by 42 in. (107 cm) high
- 20 ft. (6.1 m) long by 12 ft. (3.7 m) wide by 48 in. (122 cm) high
4. Ultra Frame Intex Pool
This has some upgraded features embeded in it. Its steel frame is powder-coated which is highly resistant to rust and equally very strong. It is also composed of an extra-durable three-ply liner and an exterior band feature. This also comes in two diverse forms:
- Round Frame Ultra Intex Pools which ranges from 14 ft. (4.3 m) to 16 ft. (4.9 m) in circumference and from 42 in. (107 cm) to 48 in. (122 cm.) high.
- Rectangular Frame Ultra Intex Pools are available in:
- 18 ft. (4.9 m) long by 9 ft. (2.7 m) wide by 52 in. (132 cm) high, or
- 32 ft. (9.8 m) long by 16 ft. (4.9 m) wide by 52 in. (132 cm) high.
5. Prism Frame Intex Pool
This is the most luxurious amongst all Itex pool products. It also possesses the qualities of the previously mentioned types and in addition to them, has the premium color scheme. It comes in three major types:
- Round Frame Prism Intex Pool ranges from 10 ft. (3 m) to 24 ft. (7.3 m) in circumference and from 30 in. (76 cm) to 52 in. (132 cm) high.
- Rectangular Frame Prism Intex Pools are 16 ft. (4.9 m) long by 8 ft. (2.4 m) wide by 48 in. (122 cm) high.
- Square Frame Prism Intex Pools ranges from 14 ft. (4.3 m) to 16 ft. (4.9 m) in circumference and from 42 in. (107 cm) to 48 in. (122 cm) high.
How Do I Maintain My Intex Pool?
Just as the case is with other pool types, so also does the Intex pool need proper care. Regular maintenance is highly essential in keeping the pool working at its utmost best. There necessary equipment needed to keep the pool working at its best. The following should therefore be noted when dealing or caring for your pool.
Start with the Basics
An understanding of your pool is highly essential in giving it the due care that it needs. As a new pool owner, you need to first get familiar with the three T’s of pool ownership which are Tools, Techniques and Terminology. All this does not necessarily require undergoing night lessons to understand them. Only a few hours of research and learning will be sufficient.
There are certain supplies that are required for the maintenance of the swimming pool. You definitely need to get these cleaning tools and supplies order to properly care for your pool. In case you don’t already have them, invest in getting the following items:
- telescoping pole
- pool vacuum
- nylon-bristled pool brush
- extra hoses
- test strips or a water testing kit
- adequate supplies of:
- chlorine or your preferred sanitizer
- regular pool shock or non-chlorine pool shock
- any other chemicals needed to keep your water balanced
Get On a Schedule
Having an adequate understanding of what to do and how to do it should naturally lead to or give an idea of when to do it. Come up with a detailed plan of how often you will be cleaning your Intex pool. Doing this not only saves you time but money also.
Balance Your Water
Keeping a close watch on the water chemistry of your pool (your Intex pool inclusive) is highly essential. Ensure the pH of the water is constantly balanced especially before entering inside for a swim. Before swimming, get your testing strip and check for the pH of your water. Also make this act a daily routine. The pH of the water in your pool is said to be balanced when found between 7.4 – 7.6