Owning a swimming pool in your home has many advantages and benefits. These benefits range from improved aesthetics in a home, increased value, provision of an excellent relaxation spot, and many more. However, these benefits and advantages depending on the swimming pool’s excellent condition. This is because, similar to how a swimming pool can improve a home and the lifestyle of the home’s owners, it can also negatively impact the home’s appeal, value, and the homeowner’s lifestyle – which can happen when the pool is not correctly maintained and cared for.

We can say that swimming pool maintenance and care are necessary for it to provide prolonged advantages and benefits continuously.

Indeed, the first step homeowners can take in providing swimming pool maintenance, and care is getting pool equipment for maintenance and care. These homeowners are often required to purchase various swimming pool equipment for excellent pool maintenance and care. Hence, because this topic centres on the swimming pool equipment(s) you need, we will outline and explain the necessities of swimming pool equipment(s). These days, consumers have the convenience of being able to buy pool supplies online.

Equipment that every pool owner needs

First of all, what necessary equipment do you need for your pool maintenance? Well, there are must-haves, tools that must be fixed and used so your swimming pool can function properly. These equipment(s) include:

1) Pool filter system

As the name implies, the function of the pool filter is to filter the water that enters the pool. This system filters the leaves, bacteria, and other substances that can contaminate the swimming pool. Hence, this equipment keeps your pool clean and healthy. There are various pool filter systems, each having strengths and weaknesses. The types of pool filter systems you can for are listed below :

Media filters:  These filter systems are excellent for removing solid deposits contaminating the pool. Media filters consist of a filtration medium that can be sand or gravel in a casement. The casement can be made from various materials, like metal, fiberglass, and plastic. It is an excellent filter system but costs a hefty sum compared to the other one. This system also exists in diverse forms, and the filtration medium differs for each.

Cartridge filter system: This is the other filter system referred to above. Cartridge filters consist of a cartridge encased in a cylindrical system. The cartridge is in varieties and is replaceable. Besides being low-cost filtering systems, they use less water when filtering than media filters.

2) Pool pump

This is often called the heart of the swimming pool, as the swimming pool does not exist without it, and the pool filter system cannot function without it. However, when choosing a pool pump, you must consider the filter system’s specifications as the pool pump pumps water through the filter system. And if they are incompatible, damages can be incurred, resulting in unplanned expenses. Some of the factors you check for include:

The water pressure from the pump should be something the filter system can handle; thus, you check that the pump you are buying produces a water pressure that is okay for the filter system you have. This quality is the flow rating you find on the filter system and pumps you buy.

The essence is to avoid straining the filter system or the pump, as strain can damage either of the equipment(s).

3) Pool cleaners and disinfection systems

The filter system filters bacteria and other harmful microorganisms in your pool. Still, more is needed to keep them out while the swimming pool is in use; thus, there is a need for pool cleaners and disinfection systems. The filter systems keep the bacteria out of the water when the water is being pumped into the pool.

Still, as is with stagnant water, it is an excellent breeding ground for bacteria and other microorganisms. Hence, the disinfection systems keep the stagnant water clean, bacteria-free, and usable. The system functions with the help of specific chemicals known as poop cleaners, which are in varieties. They include:

Saltwater chlorinator: This cleaner uses electrolysis to convert normal salt into chlorine (hydrochloric acid), and the chlorine, in turn, kills moulds, viruses, bacteria, and any harmful microorganisms that may form in the water. Saltwater chlorinators are used with the filter systems where the salt is poured into the filter system, and the system does the job for you.

Bromine and chlorine dosing: This cleaning technique is used when you do not want to use the filter system, as it involves dosing your pool water with some amounts of chlorine and allowing the solution to sit overnight before manually cleaning the pool. Chlorine is the preferred cleaning agent for public and private swimming pools, while bromine is best suited for Jacuzzis and hot tubs.

Automated chlorine dosing: This takes the guesswork out of the dosing equation, whereas in bromine and chlorine dosing, you manually calculate the dosage that your pool requires and sometimes get to put too much. The automatic dosing has probes that do the calculation for you, where there are probes for pH levels, chlorine levels, temperature, and bund tanks. However, they cost more than bromine and chlorine dosing; the price is worth it in the long run.

Ionising systems: This system takes its origins way back to the time of the Greeks, where they placed silver coins in water pots to prevent bacteria and algae growth. This process is described as ionising the water. Hence, ionising systems apply a similar principle where oxidising agents are used in place of chemicals to clean pools. This is a suitable method because the chemicals sometimes cause the pool’s water to irritate the skin and eyes.

4) Pool heaters

Pool heaters ensure you can use your pool anytime and season, be it cold rainy days, the winter, or summer. They keep your pool at the perfect and convenient temperature for swimming despite the weather change. This equipment is in varieties, and they are:

  • Solar heaters use solar panels and solar energy to heat the pool.
  • Heat pumps collect heat from the environment and transfer it to the swimming pool.
  • Gas heaters use gas to power the heaters that heat the pool. However, this option costs more to run than other heater options.

5) Vacuums and in-cleaning floor equipment(s)

They extract dirt and debris from the filter systems as the filter systems also get dirty and need cleaning to provide optimal performance continuously.

6) Telescopic pole

This is the most versatile of all the equipment(s) outlined above, as its utilities are many; thus, it is essential. This tool has various attachments, from slimmer nets, brush attachments, vacuum, and more. Plus, its flexible nature of extending and shrinking based on what it is to be used for offers you flexibility when cleaning.


You can have many pieces of equipment(s) to keep your pool in excellent condition, but this article has outlined the essentials.

To guarantee your pool stays in pristine condition all year round, enlist the swimming pool cleaning services of a pool cleaning professional such as PoolClean.

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