Pool Cleaning Equipment

Different Types of Cleaner for Your Pool

As enjoyable as pools can be, they often require substantial amounts of maintenance in order to remain functional. Without proper care and attention it’s not uncommon for water to stagnate and for mould to begin to flourish. In an effort to stop this event, it’s recommended that pools are cleaned at least once a fortnight when unused, or once every few days when being used.

There are several different cleaners for your pool, many of which can be purchased without an industrial license and are suitable for home use. The majority will contain some form of chlorine, with others relying on manual motions to shift toxins and bacteria. Within this article we will be discussing some of the varying types of cleaners available, as well as how they work.


Chlorinators are formulas that utilise dissolved salt compositions to create a catalyst between hypochlorous acid (scientifically known as HCIO) and sodium hypochlorite (NaCIO). The resulting reaction can work to clean large volumes of pool water from toxins, bacteria and fungus. They are readily available to purchase from reliable suppliers and can be used frequently for consistently clean and healthy water.

Telescopic Poles

Once a chemical formula has been applied to a pool, it can be simple enough to activate a pump and filter and allow formulation to be sufficiently dispersed within the water itself. In order to ensure a thorough clean however, many pool owners choose to manually clean their swimming areas using telescopic poles. These devices are ideal for reaching into corners and crevices and can also be used to assist with the mixing of any chlorine formulas already applied to the pool.

Vacuum Cleaners

These devices are responsible for sucking up any particles and objects that cannot be processed by the filter. They are ideal for use after a pool has been exposed to a chemical cleaner and can often replace telescopic poles if necessary. They work by vacuuming the debris and then storing them internally. Once finished, the internal storage can be emptied if needed – or allowed to build up, as is the case with larger compartments.

Chlorine Tablets and Algaecide

Some pools aren’t large enough to warrant the use of liquid formulas and so many owners find themselves turning to chlorine tablets that contain algaecides. These tablets can be dropped into a pool of any size and allowed to disperse over the course of a few hours (or overnight in the case of larger tablets). These solutions are very popular for private pool owners, as they are quite affordable and require very little maintenance beyond placing them into the pool itself.