One of the biggest decisions that you'll have to make when it comes to cleaning your swimming pool or spa is whether you're going to choose a water softening system or leave the pool in it's naturally soft state. Why is the decision to soften a swimming pool such a big deal? Well, first off, in addition to all the equipment and supplies you'll have to purchase for the pool, you'll need to hire someone to keep the pool clean, too.
The pool, if left in its natural state, will need to be drained and checked by a professional. Some people hire professional pool cleaners to clean their pool, and if you choose to leave the pool to naturally do it's own cleaning it'll be clean when you do.
The actual technique for cleaning a pool is just as important as how you do it. Most of the other cleaning methods, like wiping down the walls or floors, can make a pool unhealthy to use.
What type of water softening systems are available? You've probably heard of the basic pool brush, well there are even more types now, but the basics are basically the same. A broom type brush, designed to lift pool debris and save time, will do the job of wiping down hard to reach areas. The brush itself is pushed up against the wall of the pool and the debris is removed when the water passes over the brush.
The safety aspect of the brush is that it can only be pushed to the side of the pool. With these, all you have to do is pass the water and you're done.
There are also water softening systems that allow you to not only put water on your soft and secure surface, but remove the debris as well. Some are designed to stay up on the wall of the pool deck. Others will have to be attached to the side of the pool where you can reach it.
The use of these types of water softening systems in your swimming pool or spa is really just as important as the choice of softener. If the water is soft enough to clean properly then it should be fairly easy to clean the particles.
The first softener I know of is called Softener DC-5. It's basically an all-in-one machine that's compact and doesn't need to be separated for cleaning. It has a water-safe filter that collects any debris and treats it before it flows back into the pool.
Softener DC-5 is the most popular softener for the money. You can get it for as little as around $30. A hard cleaner system would run you around $150 or more. If you're shopping for a water softening systems for your swimming pool or spa make sure you look at the whole package. There are many other water softening systems available, but you can usually get an even better deal if you find the same exact softener.