We’re frequently approached by homeowners who wonder what all that strange looking equipment is for. So here’s an inventory of some of the most common tools we use to keep your pool clean and safe.
We need to be able to reach to the farthest depths of your pool without having to dive in ourselves. That’s why we use adjustable-length telescopic poles that can be fitted with a variety of attachments.
This is how we remove debris that has sunk to the bottom of the pool, clean and remove bottom-level pool grates, and measure the chemical levels at the deepest depths of your pool.
Many of the vacuum heads we use look like something out of a science fiction movie. But they serve the same purpose as the vacuum cleaner head you use on your carpets.
Vacuum heads use suction to remove dirt and debris that has settled onto the bottom of your pool. Vacuum heads on wheels are weighted for use on concrete surfaces. Others designed for use on vinyl lined pools usually have brushes instead of wheels.
Another unusual looking device is the leaf trap. This is a canister that is placed at the end of a vacuum hose but before the pool skimmer. There’s a large basket inside the canister that traps leaves before it gets to the pump, where it can choke it off.
Leaf traps are ideal for removing leaves, palm leaves, acorns, pebbles, and other larger debris.
One of the last pieces of equipment you will see our technicians use before leaving is the skimmer net. This is to remove last-minute debris that may be floating on the surface of the pool or that was knocked loose while using other equipment to clean your pool.