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How To Rid Your Pool Water of Sand

It was a long sunny day. You’ve been daydreaming of the great surge of relief you could receive down your nerves as you get into your swimming pool. Phew! You are finally taking a cooling dip in your pool. That is a rejuvenating experience that should ease the stress of the day. But nope! You’ve got an annoying feel down your feet. Something isn’t just comfortable. 

What is this annoying squeaking noise? Well, your first guess is probably right. Sand. How did it even get in? And how can you get rid of them? That’s what we would walk you through in this article. Pool sand cleaning. We would give you comfortable tips on getting rid of sand in your pool.

Let’s get started!

How Did Sand Get in My Pool?

How did all that sand get in there at first? It’s normal for humans to analyze the how of their problem to prevent it from repeating. Then they think on how to tackle it. 

1. Is it really sand?

It is easy to consider every grain-like particle at the bottom of your pool as sand. But that might not always be the case. Maybe you should look more closely. If it’s a little strange and different from sand, then you are probably dealing with yellow algae. 

To confirm this, use a pool brush and brush it around a little bit. If it disperses into a cloud, it’s probably algae.

2. It fell in

No mystery, no science, sand can simply just fall inside your pool. Okay, you can bring up your argument. I have no sand around my pool region! But sand particles are light enough to be carried by wind. That’s why we advise you to always cover your pool when it’s not in use. 

This won’t just prevent sand from entering in. It will also keep your pool clean from bird dung, flying leaves and all other suspended particles in the air.

3. Faulty sand filters

Did you notice a lot of sand in your pool within a very short amount of time? Then it’s most likely your sand filter. Sand filters are responsible for keeping your pool sand-free. Sand filters are sand beds that allow the pool water to pass through it via high pressure. As the water passes through the filter, it collects sand and permits only particle-free water to pass. 

You can think of it as the anti-virus in your PC that prevents your PC from being exposed to unpleasant things. But if the filter breaks, it will dump the sand that makes up the bed in the pool. 

Pool Sand Cleaning

Now you know how the sand got to your pool. It’s time to get rid of it. Although it’s not a difficult process, you still need to know what you are doing. Here are the steps you need.

1. Get your pool vacuum cleaner ready

A pool vacuum cleaner is the primary equipment you will need to effectively carry out this process. Why not just switch it on and start vacuuming? Nope! We can’t advise you that. They are things you need to do before you start vacuuming. 

How can you ensure your vacuum cleaner is ready for the duty?

  • Ensure it’s properly assembled and you properly attach all hoses 
  • Make sure the pool’s skimmer basket is empty. 

The skimmer basket is responsible for collecting debris and leaves that fall inside your pool. It would be a difficult task sucking sand up if the basket is filled up.

To empty the skimmer basket, make sure to remove the basket from the skimmer. This would also give you the opportunity to thoroughly wash the basket to remove debris got trapped in the basket.

2. Over fill your pool

The vacuuming process removes so much water from your pool, make sure to fill up your pool with water before you start the pool sand cleaning process.

3. Use a pool brush

Get yourself a pool brush. Brush all sand into one area or a few concentrated areas. This would prevent you from vacuuming forth and back the entire bottom of the pool and still not getting rid of all the sand in the pool. 

We also advise you to brush down the pool wall to also get rid of sand that might have stuck to your pool wall. Give more attention to all edges and vertices of the pool, as sand is most likely to accumulate in those areas. Take your time. The more effective this step is, the faster the vacuuming process. 

3. Vacuum the sand away

Now, the way has been cleared for you, and this process simplified. It’s going to be a stress-free drive inside your pool. Not much work needed. 

In order not to waste a lot of water, you have to make this process a quick one. But we still advise, don’t be too focused on the speed that you do a poor job in your pool. That will be contradicting the whole idea. 

Here’s something you should take seriously while vacuuming: Act safely. Safety is always the first priority. Make it yours as well. The sand at the bottom of your pool is not worth an injury. If you vacuum too fast, you can trip. So take your time and be modest while cleaning the pool. 

4. Get it out the easy way

There’s an easy way out. A way that would take you no time. The hassle-free way. You can simply call the pool professionals. This is where we come in. We are California leading experts in pool cleaning. Let’s get your pool quickly cleaned at an affordable price. Reach out to us!

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