Step 3: Vacuum the Pool

VACUUMING THE POOL
Photo: Craig Raine
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• The average pool requires 30 minutes of vacuuming. Move slowly across the water in overlapping parallel lines, like mowing a lawn.

• If the pool is too wide for one pass, vacuum half at a time.

• Watch for a floating hose, which indicates a hole in the line, or diminshed suction due to a full filter.

• Complete the cleaning by brushing any algae off the pool sides with a nylon brush on the vacuum pole. For concrete use a stainless steel brush.
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    Tools List

    • Pool Vac
      Pool Vacuum w/ Nylon Brush Extension
      for removing algae around the pool
    • scrub brush
      Scrub Brush
      for removing algae on concrete

    Shopping List

    1. CHLORINE

    2. MURIATIC ACID

    3. SODA ASH

    4. DIATOMACEOUS EARTH