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How to remove sand from the pool?

Learn how to remove sand from the pool! We suggest what to do to effectively clean its bottom.

If you decide to have your own swimming pool, you need to know what to do to keep it in good condition. When thinking about how to take care of clean water in the pool, do not forget that the basis is not only the use of dedicated chemical preparations, but also regular replacement and cleaning of the pool filter. A common problem faced by the owners of garden pools are sand sediments lying at the bottom of the basin. Sand in the pool not only negatively affects the comfort of your baths, but above all is dangerous for water quality. That is why, in this article we will try to answer the question: how to remove sand from the pool? We invite you to read.

Where does the sand in the pool come from?

The sand in the garden pool is most often taken from our feet when we walk barefoot in the garden. Even if you only walk a few meters without shoes, dirt can settle on the soles of your feet. Of course, it is best to simply always wear comfortable flip-flops after leaving the pool or clean your feet very thoroughly before entering the basin, but this is not always possible. Especially in the case of children who are happy to run barefoot. In addition, the sand is also applied to the pool by the wind. The solution to this problem may be tight buildings and roofing of the basin. Applied sand settles at the bottom of the pool, as long as you do not use it. During your bath, however, it will begin to rise upwards.

How to clean the sand from the pool?

Fortunately, there are several ways to pull sand out of the bottom of your pool. The best option will be simply to prevent its deposition.  If the pool is equipped with a filter pump, then during water filtration, the filter installed in the pump should catch its grains. That is why it is so important to think about matching the appropriate filtration system, adapted to the capacity of the pool, already at the stage of purchasing the selected basin. For large pools, the most commonly recommended solution is a sand pump.

How to collect sand from the bottom of the pool?

Let’s assume that you already have a filtration system, but unfortunately, despite your efforts, the problem is not solved 100%. How else can you remove the sand accumulated in the pool? Efficient cleaning of the bottom of the pool is crucial in this case. This means that you need to equip yourself with a pool vacuum cleaner. You can choose from manual, automatic and semi-automatic vacuum cleaners. The purchase of a specific model should depend on your financial capabilities and the size of the pool basin.

  • Hand vacuum cleaner. A good way to collect sand from the bottom of a small pool. Relatively cheap (in purchase and operation), but it must be controlled by a human, so cleaning the pool will mean that you have to save the right amount of time.
  • Semi-automatic vacuum cleaner. They are simple to use and work independently, but you need to supervise their work.
  • Automatic vacuum cleaner. The perfect answer to the question of how to clean a large-sized pool. These types of models do not require your intervention, which in the case of larger basins is of great importance.

If you are wondering how to choose sand from the bottom of the pool, invest in a really high-quality vacuum cleaner, made of resistant materials, which will serve you for years to come. Even trying to clean your feet before entering the water and covering the pool mirror with a dedicated cover, you are not able to completely eliminate adaptation to the sand basin, which is why a vacuum cleaner is a basic piece of equipment for every lucky person who has his own pool. Similar models can usually be bought in stores with accessories and pool chemistry or choose from the offer of brands that produce basins.

LET’S SUMMARIZE: how to remove sand from the bottom of the pool? First of all: if the pool allows it, investing in an effective water filtration system and using it accordingly. This is also important for the effective fight against algae. Secondly: buying a pool vacuum cleaner. Remember that the vacuum cleaner must be used in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations, so first read the package leaflet.

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