Your swimming pool is thoroughly clean… right? How clean are your swimming pool steps? If you work with a swimming pool maintenance professional from ACC Pool and Spa Service in Menifee, California you can rest assured the pool steps are clean. If you’re a do it yourself pool maintenance individual, when is the last time you cleaned the swimming pool steps?
If you can’t remember, you may want to add that to the list of pool tasks the next time you’re cleaning the pool. Swimming pool steps are an ideal place for algae and bacteria to congregate and thrive in the depths of your pool water. Left unchecked, this algae and bacteria can grow and you could wake up one morning to pool water that is filled with brackish, algae water. No one wants that!
Because the water in the pool covers the steps year round, it is crucial they are cleaned so that no algae takes hold. Whether your swimming pool has built in steps or if you have a ladder, the steps are the same when it comes to cleaning in and around the steps to get rid of any algae spores that may be lingering there.
How clean are your swimming pool steps?
Here is what a pool contractor will do when he comes to clean pool steps.
- He may lower the water levels to expose the steps and clean them thoroughly with a brush and cleaning solution made for use in your particular pool construction material. He will be loosening algae, dirt and any other organic materials that are gathered there, this is especially true if you have a ladder.
- It may be necessary to apply a pool-specific cleaner to the steps if there is stubborn bacteria or algae — this is especially true if you have a concrete pool as algae nestles into the nooks and crannies.
- Even if you have a robotic pool cleaner, it may not be powerful enough or be able to thoroughly clean the steps and it will likely require some manual labor on your part or your pool contractor’s part to clean them and keep them clean.
If you’re not certain if your pool steps are clean enough, give us a call and let’s set up a pool maintenance visit.