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A Pressure Washer Makes Getting Your Pool Ready For Summer Easier

by Daniel Herrera

When it's time to start getting your pool ready for summer, you want to make sure that it's nice and clean. A nice clean pool at the start will make it easier for you to keep your pool clean for the rest of the season. But, how can you get your pool really clean so that it will be ready to go? One thing you can do is to use a pressure washer (from an outlet such as to clean off the sides and bottom of the pool before you fill it for the season.   

Draining Your Pool

Part of preparing your pool for summer is to get rid of all the yucky water that has been sitting around all winter long. You don't want any trace of that water in your pool when are filling it up with clean water. Any algae or anything that has been sitting in that water could contaminate the clean water and cause an algae bloom. 

Cleaning the Sides

You could wait and pressure wash the sides after you have completely drained your pool, but that would actually leave you more work to have to do at the end. Instead, as the water level starts dropping, you can start washing the walls. Taking a pressure washer and washing down the sides as the water is draining will let the water from the pressure washer go down into the water that is draining. That kills two birds with one stone. Another reason to do it that way is that there is also less risk of you accidentally cleaning the walls from the bottom up and risking dirt and grime to come down to the already cleaned areas. 

On top of the grime, algae, and other miscellaneous stuff that shows up on the sides of your pool, you will also probably see some limescale or calcium buildup. That's a pretty normal thing to happen, especially if you have hard water in your area. It is possible to get most, if not all, of the residue and limescale. There are a couple of ways you can do that. One is that you can buy a commercial product that is designed specifically to clean those things. You can add that directly to the pressure washer so that when you are washing the walls, the scale disappears too. Another option is to use white vinegar. A white vinegar/water mix is a great way to get rid of limescale and has the added benefit of being non-toxic. 

Cleaning the Bottom

After that water has drained and the sides are washed, it's time to do the bottom. Start as far away from the drain as you can, and just start spraying the pressure washer at the bottom, cleaning it and driving whatever water is left towards the drain. 

After you have done all that, your pool should be nice and clean and ready for your to fill it up for the summer.