Nothing is better than a refreshing swim, enjoying a nice warm day, and spending time with loved ones playing in the water. It’s even better when you know that your pool is in tip-top shape!

In order to preserve that wondrous feeling in your backyard oasis, it’s important to know the right times to deep clean your pool.

Whether you’re preparing for the off-season, getting ready to re-open, or just want to do a little extra maintenance in the mid-season, explore these deep cleaning tips that will have your pool sparkly clean all year long!


Why You Should Deep Clean Your Pool

There are several immediate and long-term benefits to deep cleaning your pool. In addition to your regular cleanings and maintenance, a deep clean is the best way to not only make your pool experience more enjoyable while you’re in the pool, but it helps protect your pool liner, filters, and skimmers for years to come.

Some of the biggest advantages to deep cleaning your pool are that you can:

  • Protect your home’s investment
  • Enjoy easier long-term pool maintenance
  • Have a healthier water quality for your pool
  • Spend less time completing seasonal clean-ups
  • Save money on potential repairs that can result from an unclean pool

But perhaps one of the greatest perks of deep cleaning throughout the year is that you can better create a clean and healthy space for making long-lasting memories with your loved ones!


How to Tell it’s Time to Deep Clean

Maintaining a pool is a difficult but rewarding job. While we don’t always like to think about dirt, algae, or pests, it’s important to understand how they impact your pool so you can perform effective deep cleans that keep your water clear and your skin healthy.

If while testing your water quality you notice that it’s not balanced correctly, it may be an early indication that it’s time for a deep clean. Additionally, if you notice insects in the water or a little grime on the floors and walls, it's likely time to put in a little more elbow grease! 

But deep cleaning shouldn’t just be reactive. You can proactively deep clean your pool in the fall when you’re getting ready to close up for the winter. Taking the time to do a thorough deep clean before winterizing, if you are in the north, will help your pool stay clearer throughout the winter and will make for an easier spring clean-up.

Then in the spring, another thorough deep clean can help remove any debris or build-up that accumulated during the off-season months. It’s also a good idea to perform a mid-season deep clean if you notice any particular problem areas or after significant storms that may cause additional debris to enter your pool.


The Best Way to Deep Clean

If you’re ready to perform a deep clean for your pool, ensure that you’re using the proper chemicals and cleaning equipment. Then, carefully brush the floor and walls of the pool, vacuum the entire pool, as well as emptying and clearing out your skimmer and filters of any leftover debris.

You should also consider whether or not you want to do-it-yourself or have a team of professionals assist you. Each has its own pros and cons that you should carefully review before making the decision.

Do-it-Yourself Deep Clean

  • Pros:
    • You can get the process done on your own time, exactly how you want it.
    • Performing the deep clean yourself can be more cost-effective if you have the right tools.
  • Cons:
    • Finding time to complete a deep clean might be difficult with your schedule.
    • Ensuring you have the right chemicals and equipment to properly clean your pool without causing any damage requires additional research and planning.

Professional Deep Clean:

  • Pros:
    • You benefit from having a trained team of insured professionals who can examine your pool and know exactly how to care for it.
    • Professionals can often get the chemicals and equipment you need at a discounted cost if you don’t already have them handy.
  • Cons
    • Professional cleaning may be a little pricier than DIY, so it’s always best to take the time to make a budget for your pool so you know exactly how much you’re comfortable spending on services such as cleaning.

No matter which path you determine is best for you, always be sure to lead with open communication and realistic expectations. Scheduling your deep clean early and within a timeline that’s manageable for you can help ensure your pool is ready all year round!


A Clean Pool, is a Happy Pool

At LOOP-LOC, we’re passionate about educating homeowners on the importance of proper pool maintenance. We want to make sure you have the tools, equipment, and knowledge you need to make your backyard experience fun and safe.

If you need help selecting the right chemicals and supplies for your specific pool type, reach out to your local swimming pool professional. They can work with you to select exactly what you need for a clean and healthy pool.