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Caring for Your Pool and Filter

Discount Pool Direct Pool Care Guide


Proper pool maintenance is essential to ensuring your pool investment pays off for many years to come. Before you take your first plunge into the pool, ensure you have a proper plan in place with reminders to keep your pool pristine throughout the summer.

It’s important to remember that, just as not all pools are alike, neither are all pool care regimens. Taking care of your pool is a straightforward process. With the correct planning in place and you will reap the rewards for years to come.


Five Ways to Care for Your Pool

There are five things you can implement to get the most out of your above-ground pool.

  • Chemical System
  • Pool Robot Cleaner
  • Clean the Filter
  • Pool Leaf Skimmer
  • Create a Pool Cleaning Schedule


Chemical System

Using the correct chemical system will help keep your pool’s water clean from algae and other bacteria, providing a safe swimming environment for your family immediately after application. PristineBlue is easy on skin and eyes, won’t bleach pool liners like some chlorine might and is environmentally friendly. It’s safe for residential swimming pools, spas and hot tubs.


Robot Cleaner Vacuum

A good pool robot cleaner vacuum will do a big chunk of the pool cleaning letting you have more time to enjoy the pool with your friends and family. A good motorized robot, such as the Cosmo 100, drives itself around the bottom of the pool, cleaning up debris such as dirt, small leaves and sticks in hard-to-get places. Another option is a suction side cleaner; while they’re easier to maintain, they put more stress on your filter and can’t reach as far as a robot cleaner.


Clean the Filter

A simple and easy way to extend the life of your pool’s filter is by cleaning it regularly. Whether you have a cartridge filter, sand filter, or diatomaceous earth filter it’s important to regularly clean and maintain your filter according to the manufacturer’s instruction manual. Wash down the inside and outside of the filter tank and grease the o-rings to keep them pliable and fresh.


Pool Leaf Skimmer

Frequently cleaning debris floating with a skimmer will take a lot of stress off your pool’s filter and pump. The skimmer net is your first line of defense in removing any unwanted materials swimming around in your pool. Skimmers for pools come in handy when you need to retrieve something that has fallen into the water. They are an essential tool in your pool cleaning arsenal.


Create a Pool Cleaning Schedule

Adhering to a schedule will ensure you don’t forget your pool’s much needed maintenance. Following your pool filter’s recommendation, make a plan to to stick to a frequent schedule. Add a new event or reminder to your online calendar and/or add a post-it note to your fridge. Keeping a visual reminder can help you keep track, so you don’t forget to stay on schedule.


Caring for your Pool with Discount Pools Direct

Discount Pools Direct knows pools and knows how to care for them. We want to help you care for your above-ground saltwater or chlorine pool so they last as long as possible. We’re available to answer any questions you may have about pool care and maintenance so let us know how we can help. Our team is ready to help customers throughout the United States, including Florida, Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Texas, care for your pool correctly. Feel free to contact us or call us at 800-986-0748. Let us know how we can help you make your pool experience more enjoyable. We are committed to making sure our customers are happy and satisfied.

We have a full selection of above ground pools, saltwater pools and chlorine pool options, pool accessories, and other pool supplies at the right price. Our pools also have available 100% in-house financing for your convenience!


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