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Your Guide on How to Maintain Your Automatic Pool Cleaner

Automatic pool cleaners are every pool's best friend. You will have at least one pool cleaner, maybe more if your pool is larger. Automation is incredible because it means you do not have to spend the time manually cleaning debris and dirt from your pool and more time enjoying it! However, as with all pieces of equipment, routine servicing is crucial to keeping your pool cleaner running optimally and extending its lifespan. Here's what you need to know about servicing your automatic pool cleaner.

Rinse! Rinse! Rinse!

Whether you have a chlorine or a saltwater pool, it is crucial to rinse the pool cleaner when removing it from the water. The purpose of rinsing is to remove as many of the chemicals as possible from the equipment. Pool chemicals, no matter how mild, increase the rate at which cleaner parts degrade. So, anytime you have an opportunity when your pool cleaner is not in use, rinse it off.

Store Your Cleaner Out of the Elements

In addition to rinsing off your pool cleaner, keeping it out of the water and housing it in a safe, secure location is a great way to maintain your cleaner. Storing the cleaner in an easy-to-access storage bin, closet, or even a hanger is a great way to minimize damage caused by chemicals, care for the cleaner, and prolong the life of its working parts.

Routinely Check the Tires

When the pool cleaner stops working, it's not the time to give it a thorough examination. It should be done well before the cleaner breaks down. The tires are crucial for allowing the vacuum to navigate easily around the pool. Worn tires prevent the cleaner from moving as it should and can even cause damage to the walls of the pool by scraping against the sides and the floor of the pool.

Examine for Cracking

It is vital to check your pool cleaner regularly for signs of cracking, wear, or any other damage. The components to examine include:

  • Wheels
  • Tracks
  • Wings
  • Brushes
  • Bearings
  • Hose

It is important to note that your exact model of pool cleaner may have more or fewer parts. Any issues should be immediately addressed before the problem is exacerbated. Depending on your skills, some repairs will be easy do-it-yourself fixes. On the other hand, other repairs will require sending the vacuum off.

Spend More Time Enjoying Your Pool

Properly maintaining and servicing your pool cleaner means you will spend more time enjoying your pool and less time navigating the issues that arise when your pool cleaner is not working, including the health of your pool. The above general tips will help you catch issues before they become major problems and extend the life of your pool cleaner. Every pool cleaner is different, so be sure to consult the manufacturer's manual for specifics.

Use Only the Highest Quality Water

A healthy pool begins with high-quality water. Davis Water Service is the premier bulk water carrier in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, and Florida. All of our water is potable and obtained from reputable local municipalities. Whether you need a complete fill or just a top-off, we have you covered. With both a 6,000-gallon tank truck capacity and a 3,500-gallon tank truck capacity, along with over 300 feet of hose, we have yet to encounter a request that we cannot fulfill. We look forward to servicing all of your pool water needs. Contact us today for a free price quote and to check out our available special offers. Spend more time swimming in your pool and less time waiting on water to arrive!