One of the weekly cleaning duties that’s required for proper pool maintenance is the vacuuming of floors and steps.
As a homeowner you’re most likely to do so by attaching a manual vacuum to your telepole, connect the hose to your suction port and slowly vacuum up the debris from the pool floor. This can be a tedious and time-consuming task, especially if you’re used to large debris falling in your pool.
Another option is to purchase an automatic vacuum cleaner. These vacuums are designed to work while the pool is running, automatically maneuvering around by itself. The benefit of this is your vacuum works while you don’t have to. However the list of con’s heavily outweighs the pro’s. For one, these vacuums can be expensive ranging from $250 to over $1,000 for the device alone.
Secondly, the opening to these vacuums are relatively narrow. That means if you’re used to seeing large debris (leaves, sticks) fall in your pool, you’ll find the vacuum regularly stuck in one place as debris has jammed its progress.
Lastly, these vacuums send all debris it scoops directly to the filter causing you to regularly clean it out and replace which can also be costly.
The option better than these two, is to hire a professional pool cleaning service. Amongst many other features, a pool cleaning service will offer weekly vacuuming.
If you find yourself dreading cleaning your own pool and don’t want to shell out $100’s, and live in the Boca Raton area, call Tiki Pool Services at (561) 320-1899 for a FREE estimate of weekly pool cleaning services. We supply our professionals with their own vacuums which not only alleviate tedious work for you, but also preserve your pool’s filter.