The Most Essential Swimming Pool Tools
Having a swimming pool is a great way to have convenient fun for the whole family but it’s not all fun and games. Swimming pools take consistent maintenance to keep them in good condition. The truth is that maintaining your pool will be much easier if you have the right tools. If you’re new to taking care of a swimming pool, here are a few of the tools you’ll use most often.
Most Common Pool Tools
Before we get started, I want to briefly mention some common tools that you should have lying around and will probably need at one time or another to tighten nuts and bolts, remove debris, scrape off buildup from equipment, etc. hand tools like needle nose pliers, screwdrivers, files and pipe-wrenches are always handy.
If you don’t have a variety of hand tools, then a simple multi-tool (think Swiss army knife) can fill in the gaps in your toolbox.
Putty and Sealants
are important for any leaks that may occur in the pool itself. Pool putty is a resin that hardens whether in or out of the water.
It can repair cracks and leaks on different surfaces. There are a variety of different putties and sealants on the market specifically made for swimming pools. Duct tape and electrical tape are also good to have on hand for hoses and equipment.
are great to help clean up after repairs or restore the look of concrete spaces. Water hoses often run out of pressure, so a battery-powered pressure washer does the job more efficiently.
A cordless drill
can be a lifesaver, especially one that works underwater. It will allow you to repair screws and flanges.
You always need them working outside because they
can help you reach tricky areas where there may not be an outlet.
A pool’s pipes can get clogged easily. Having a drain cleaner like Drain King can speed things up. Drain King is easy to use and simply attaches to a garden hose.
A blower vac is a powerful tool to winterize your pool. Use the blower setting to blow out your pool lines. Blowing water out of the pool lines can prevent water from freezing in the pipes causing damage during winter.
Electrical Test Meter
An Electrical Test Meter can prevent electrocution. Water and electricity don’t mix. A good way to keep danger away is to use the meter to check if electricity is flowing from lights and motors before touching them. This simple test could save a life.
The right tool for the right job could make all the difference between a good repair and a costly one. If you are still unsure about your pool maintenance, need supplies or repair. Call the pros at Pool Works who can answer your questions or service your pool. Call us today or contact us online.