Natural environmental sources mainly help in accumulating dirt in outdoor swimming pools in the form of dust and debris along with other contaminants.
Water coming in the pool from unhygienic sources can also be a good natural reason for the accumulation of dirt in the swimming pools. These natural sources can accumulate less dirt in the indoor swimming pools.
Swimmers are equally responsible for accumulating dirt in the indoor as well as outdoor swimming pools. Dirt and soil come with swimmers into the swimming pools through their feet and sweat as well as the cosmetics used on their body etc.
How to remove dirt from swimming pools?
In order to give hygienically clean and healthy water to the swimmers, the management of these swimming pools has to remove dirt and dust accumulated in them through wind and swimmers form them from time to time.
They usually use skimmers to remove larger items from the swimming pool like insects and leaves but fines particles of dust and dirt form a layer of deposit at the bottom of the pool. They have to use various types of equipment and tools to clean up the pools’ bottom.
Some of the tools and equipment for removing dirt from pool water
Filter and Pump: The fine dirt accumulated at the bottom of the pool can be removed by using a filter and a pump as a team. The pump is used to circulate the water of the pool through the filter so that fine particles of dirt can be removed.
A filter can remove fine particles of dirt as well as the odor of chlorine with the help of diatomaceous earth, zeolite, or sand-filled in it.
Along with removing the dirt settled down at the bottom of the pool, the pump and filter can also remove the particles floating and suspended in the pool water. But they may not be able to remove the debris settled down at the pool bottom.
Sweep away: Dirt is accumulated in a swimming pool not only on its bottom but also on its walls. To remove dirt and debris from the walls of the pool brushes with stiff bristles are used to scrub the walls when water is in the pool.
The debris accumulated on the walls gets loosened and settles down at the bottom of the pool so that it can be removed along with the other debris lying there by vacuuming the pool.
Backwash to clean the filter: The filter used to clean the pool water also stores the dirt and debris collected from there unless it is cleared out. The ability of the filter to remove more particles gets reduced with time as it gets clogged with dirt and debris collected by it.
In this situation, after emptying the filter, its settings are changed to backwash and the pump is turned on so that the debris stuck in the waste pipe of the filter can be flushed out.
After running backwash for a few minutes the filter is set on rinse settings so that by running the pump the filter is rinsed completely. Then the settings of the filter are closed so that the remaining debris in the leaf trap can be cleared out.
After adjusting back the leaf trap and filter its settings are set on filter’ to start filtering the pool water again.
Use automatic pool cleaners: The removal of fine dirt and debris from the swimming pool can be made easier by using automatic pool cleaners. You can find various types of automatic pool cleaners in the market.
Some of them remove debris from the bottom of the pool by using an automatic vacuum cleaner and deposit it into the filter of the pool so that it can be cleared out after filtering water from it.
Some other automatic pool cleaners collect the debris themselves and remove it after filtering the water into the pool. Some of the latest automatic pool cleaners include robots to clean the pool themselves.
Some pool cleaners can be controlled remotely even without going near the swimming pool.
What Causes Dirt to Accumulate In a Swimming Pool? – Conclusion
Thus, dirt can accumulate in a swimming pool due to various reasons but it is necessary to remove to provide hygienically clean and healthy water to the swimmers