Whenever summer looms people are always talking about hitting the beach as much as they can but the beach isn’t always within reach, a swimming pool will just have to do. Maintaining that clean swimming pool for the entire summer though is a whole other story. A swimming pool can actually accumulate lots of germs if it’s not cleaned on a regular basis.

Some essential items that you’re going to need are some cleaning supplies like some rags or scrubs as well as some pool sanitizer.

The whole key to cleaning a swimming pool is getting those infamous hard to reach areas that those automatic cleaning systems can’t reach. It doesn’t matter what your swimming pool contractor told you about your automatic cleaning system, it simply just can’t reach them. The old fashioned technique of some rubber gloves and back and forth scrubbing techniques will have your swimming pool clean in no time.

Pay special attention to the corners or the pool as well as steps if you have them of course. Focus on areas that get little attention from any filtration systems your pool may have.

If you keep your pool clean, and do the chore at least once a week than you should make it through the summer germ free.

The surface of the pool should be clean by now but you can’t forget to focus on the water as well. You’re going to have to maintain the proper pH levels and filtration systems until you reach your comfort level. This involves adding chemicals to the water of the pool so read on the chemicals to make sure you don’t have a reaction to them. You’re also going to perform a swimming pool shock on your pool, otherwise known as oxidation. This procedure breaks down water-soluble waste.

These steps will lead you to greener pastures of your own swimming pool. There is nothing worse than feeling like you' re swimming in your own filth.