(561) 275-0069

Office Store: 561-739-8323

Palm Beach County All Pool Services: Treatments, Maintenance, Repairs, Acid Washes, Cleaning, Sales, Equipment, Consultation, Pool School.

Palm Beach Pool Doctor, Inc.

Pool Maintenance, Pool Acid Washing / Deep Cleaning Pool and Pool Inspections in Delray Beach and surrounding areas

Our blog

4 Essentials to Clean Your Inground Pool

Wondering what you need to keep your pool in tip-top condition? Take a look at our four essentials for pool maintenance. You'll learn:

  • How to clean your inground pool
  • What tools you'll need
  • How often you should clean

Read on to learn more.

1. Check the Skimmer Box

Your skimmer box will filter out most debris and particles in the water. But you should clean it out regularly to ensure it can do its job effectively.

How often? Check your skimmer box roughly once a week. Remove it and empty any contents a safe distance from the pool.

Item Recommendation: If you need a new skimmer basket, we have you covered. Check out the HAY & STA Skimmer Basket, as well as countless other options, on our online shop.

2. Skim the Top

While the skimmer box does a good job removing most debris, it won't remove it all. You'll need to remove the remnants manually if you want your pool as clean as can be.

How often? If you want to maintain a clean pool, you should skim the water daily. Before jumping in, take a quick peek and skim off any debris you see.

Item Recommendation: You'll need a telescoping pole and a mesh net. The Lion Pool telescoping pole gets our commendation, as does the Pool Style Deluxe Leaf Skimmer. Both are stellar options for those just starting out.

3. Vacuum the Surface

To prevent stains, grime, and sediment buildup, you'll want to vacuum the walls and floors of your inground pool.

How often? You should vacuum your pool at least once a week, and perhaps as much as every other day, depending on how dirty it gets.

Item Recommendation: If you want something more affordable, a manual vacuum like the Pool Style Flexible Vacuum Head will do the trick. To use it, you'll need the same Lion Pool telescoping pole as we used for the skimmer, as well as a vacuum hose.

If you want something a little less labor-intensive, you have a range of options. Suction-side pool cleaners, such as the Pentair-Dorado, offer a hassle-free experience by attaching to your pool skimmer. Alternatively, you can go with a robotic cleaner like the Dolphin Echo. Though the easiest option, robotic cleaners are also the most expensive. But if you have the money, they're well worth it.

4. Brush the Sides

In addition to vacuuming, you'll also need to brush the sides of your pool to scrub off oils, algae, and other residues.

How often? Once or twice a week, you'll want to brush the pool ladders, corners, and walls.

Item Recommendation: Along with a telescoping pole, you'll need a good-quality brush with nylon or steel bristles. The type of brush you need will depend on the type of pool you have:

Looking for More Pool Maintenance Tools? Palm Beach Pool Doctor Has You Covered

With hundreds of items in store, Palm Beach Pool Doctor is your one-stop pool maintenance shop. From children's pool toys to pool testing kits, we have everything you need to make the most of your home's summer haven.

Visit our online shop and enjoy free delivery on your first order. Enter the coupon code "Pool Doctor" and save money today!

  1. Firing Up Pools

    Posted By: palmbeachwp on July 24, 6:32 PM

    If you have looked outside the last little while, you’ve noticed that pool season is already well underway. Just in case there were any latecomers, stragglers, or new pool owners just getting their feet wet, we thought we would send out a little dispatch. Today, we will be discussing the process of firing up the […]

    Post a comment
  2. Proactive Pool Treatment

    Posted By: palmbeachwp on June 26, 1:18 PM

    5 Reasons You Need Proactive Pool Treatments This Summer There’s nothing better than relaxing poolside, drink in hand, in the summertime. But if your pool isn’t properly maintained, you could end up staring into a swamp rather than a crystal-clear oasis. Pool treatments are meant to remove minerals, chemicals, and algae and keep your pool […]

    Post a comment
  3. Pool Inspection

    Posted By: palmbeachwp on May 27, 7:53 PM

    Thorough and Reliable Pool Inspections Available Now from the Palm Beach Pool Doctor, Inc Whether you’re in the process of buying a home with a pool or you’ve just bought a home that comes with a pool, it’s crucial to get a pool inspection. Many people don’t realize that a home inspector is not necessarily […]

    Post a comment
  4. Deep Cleaning Pool

    Posted By: palmbeachwp on April 24, 6:03 PM

    How to Deep Clean Your Pool Cleaning your own pool is a fantastic way to save money and keep swimmers happy and healthy. It’s easy to do, too-all you need is the right know-how and the proper tools. If you’re not sure where to begin, our expert pool contractors are here to help. Read on […]

    Post a comment
  5. Pool Acid Washing

    Posted By: palmbeachwp on March 25, 4:36 PM

    The Beginner’s Guide to Pool Acid Washing There’s nothing better than taking a deep dive into crystal clear water. For a lot of pool owners, it’s the whole point. But it’s inevitable that, over time, algae and debris may settle on your pool’s surface, causing the water to appear murky and… unappealing. So, what do […]

    Post a comment
  6. Swimming Pool Maintenance 101

    Posted By: palmbeachwp on February 27, 5:43 PM

    We hate to admit it, but we all know that owning a swimming pool isn’t always fun and games. In fact, owning a pool is bound to take a lot of hard work and dedication. It’s always best to invest in top-quality pool installation and maintenance to avoid as many problems as possible. Not only […]

    Post a comment
  7. Starting Up Your Pool

    Posted By: palmbeachwp on January 23, 3:15 PM

    Fire It Up! Getting Your Pool Ready for Swimming Season With pool season just around the corner, the Palm Beach Pool Doctor is here to take you through the necessary steps to get your pool clean, clear, and cannonball ready. Before you change into your swimsuit, though, there are a few housekeeping items to take […]

    Post a comment
  8. Proactive Pool Treatments

    Posted By: palmbeachwp on January 20, 8:04 PM

    Proactive Pool Treatments: Stay on Top of Your Pool’s Health It is much easier to take proactive steps in protecting your pool than trying to repair it after it is damaged. Palm Beach Pool Doctor has a wide range of products and services that will help your pool stay clean and clear. Our proactive pool […]

    1 Reply
  9. Pool Toys: Must-Haves for Any Swimmer

    Posted By: palmbeachwp on December 9, 2:11 PM

    As the weather gets warmer, everyone gravitates towards the water. If you’re a sucker for life by the pool, you aren’t alone. Thousands of us enjoy lounging in and around our backyard and community pools.  While diving, swimming laps, and floating lazily are enjoyable in themselves, some swimmers like to turn the excitement up a […]

    Post a comment
Website Hosted By LinkNow!&trade Media

All information provided is provided for information purposes only and does not constitute a legal contract between Palm Beach Pool Doctor, Inc. and any person or entity unless otherwise specified. Information is subject to change without prior notice. Although every reasonable effort is made to present current and accurate information, LinkNow!™ Media makes no guarantees of any kind.