Swimming Pool Maintenance Equipment Supplies
We have a wide range of good quality swimming pool maintenance equipment to keep your swimming pool clean and clear.
Pool maintenance equipment includes pool leak rakes/skimmer, pool brushes, pool vacuum hoses, telescopic pool poles and pool vacuum heads are a must for any pool owner.
Leaf Rakes / Skimmers
Leaf skimmer is a shallow mesh net that is attached to telescopic pole. It is used to remove floating debris such as leaves on the pool surface before it sinks to the bottom. Leaf rake is a deeper mesh net which is used for scoop out debris from the pool floor. Sometime the pool contractor simply uses leaf rake to skim the pool surface and to remove debris from the pool bottom. Leaf Rakes / Skimmers are used during every pool maintenance as leaves are commonly found floating on the water surface.
Swimming pools walls and bottoms should be brushed during pool servicing. Pool contractors will brush at least once a week to remove algae, films and dirt on the pool walls and pool floor. There are 3 types of pool brushes to brush the swimming pool. Plastic bristle brush comes in either UV stabilized polypropylene or nylon material. UV stabilized polypropylene is tougher and harder than nylon but nylon bristles can last longer and will not break. Plastic bristle brush can be used for concrete pool and vinyl pool. Stainless steel is only used for plaster or concrete pool and is used to brush the stubborn stains and algae. Take care not to brush too hard at the tiles grouting. Combination steel / plastic bristle pool brushes are also recommended for plaster pools only.
Telescopic Poles come in a variety of lengths and quality. Most poles are made of aluminum tubing. Poles made of fiberglass are more expensive but better quality. Telescopic Poles come in 1 piece, 2 pieces or 3 pieces and the lengths are from 4 feet to maximum 36 feet. 2-piece telescopic pole is commonly used and extends from 8 feet to 16 feet. The locking mechanism is internal locking metal cam or external plastic lock. Each pole has a vinyl hand grip at one end and 2 holes with butterfly clip at the other end to attach leaf rake, vacuum head. Telescopic poles are normally kept at customers’ place as they are 2.44 meter in length and troublesome to bring around as the pool contractors carry out scheduled pool maintenance.
Schedule swimming pool servicing includes vacuuming the pool bottom on a regular basis. Vacuum head is attached to the telescopic pole and a vacuum hose. The technician will hold on the other end of the telescopic pole and the other end of the vacuum hose is plugged to the vacuum port on the wall or skimmer box. The pole and vacuum head are then lowered into the pool. There are two different types of vacuum heads for concrete pool and vinyl pool. Vacuum head for concrete pool has wheels and has weights to keep on the bottom. Vacuum head for designed for vinyl lined pools has brushes instead of wheels.
Vacuum hose is required together with telescopic pole and vacuum head in order to vacuum debris from the pool walls and floor. The vacuum hose (swivel end) is lowered into the pool after connecting to the vacuum head and telescoping pole. Fill the vacuum hose completely full of water and then plug the hose end (fixed end) into the skimmer suction hole or a vacuum port in the wall. As you vacuum the pool floor, debris goes through the vacuum head, vacuum hose, skimmer basket / in-line strainers and eventually into the pump strainer basket. Skimmer basket or in-line strainers help to trap the larger debris. Empty the skimmer basket and pump strainer after vacuuming. Check and backwash the filter if necessary.
Pool Test Kit
Water testing is very important part of swimming pool maintenance. We will balance the water according to the Langelier Index. Index of -0.3 and below – water is corrosive. Index of 0.3 and above – water is scaling.
Parameters tested are:
- Chlorine (Free, Combined and Total)
- Calcium Hardness
- Cyanuric Acid