Installing a pool is expensive, but the funds pay off when you find yourself able to enjoy the pool water whenever you want in the comfort of your home. And to ensure that your pool is crystal clear and sparkling, it is important to make sure that you have all the necessary equipment and supplies. Below is a list of the essentials your swimming pool needs:
- The pump – one of the most important pieces of pool equipment is no doubt the pool pump. The pump basically works to circulate the water throughout the pool system. This ensures the water is continuously moving and prevents stagnation – which would otherwise lead to the growth of microorganisms and the like. The traditional pump system works by propelling the water around the pool system through the use of electric propellers. The impellers push the water through the filters to the inlets. Nowadays, there are improved versions of pool pumps, which are energy efficient (able to cut down costs of operation by more than seventy-five percent) and extremely quiet.
- The filters – and of course, another essential is the pool filters in Perth. The filters are responsible for eliminating waste and debris from your pool, and ensuring your pool remains safe and hygienic to swim in at all times. Since the filters do not move, they rely on the pool pump to propel the water through them. They are constructed according to simple principles of filtering, and you can often find three main varieties of filters for your pool: the sand filters, cartridge filters and the diatomaceous earth filters. To know what best fits your pool, it is best to consider the relative advantages and disadvantages each type of filter offers.
- The pool cover – an absolute essential for the off-season is the pool cover. As you would understand, this is a cover that you use to close the pool when it is not in use. The cover prevents debris such as leaves and dust from entering your pool. Not to add, they also have the added advantage of preventing any toddlers or pets from falling into the pool if they end up wandering around it.
- The pool cleaners – installing a good pump, filters and covering your pool when you are not using it won’t save you from cleaning your pool: you will need to invest in cleaning equipment and spend some time cleaning your pool even if you buy the best of equipment. The grime and other dirt that tends to settle down at the bottom of the pool needs to be vacuumed up, and to this end, you will need a pool cleaner. There are different types of cleaners, from the common suction cleaners, to the more expensive pressure cleaners and robotic cleaners.