If you’re new to caring for a pool, having the right tools and products is essential.

  1. Use a test kit or test strips to check your pool’s pH, chlorine, and alkalinity levels weekly, then adjust the chemicals as necessary.
  2. Use a leaf scoop or rake to clean leaves and debris out of your pool daily.
  3. Use a pool broom or brush and a vacuum or automatic pool cleaner to clean dirt from your pool’s walls and floor weekly.
  4. Backwash your sand filter or clean the cartridge in your cartridge filter every four to six weeks.