Your pool cleaning checklist

Guilty of neglecting your pool through the cold months? It’s time to peel off the cover and prep the pool for a summer of fun.

Bunning magazine, November 2020

Make a list and check off each item as you go

  1. Remove leaves and debris with a leaf scoop.


  2. Use a pool broom to brush algae off the pool walls.


  3. Vacuum up any remaining sediments.


  4. Empty out the skimmer box.


  5. Test your pool water. TIP: Pick up a DIY kit or visit our Water Testing Kiosk in store and bring a sample of your pool water. To ensure you come prepared, check out our pool water testing service information.


  6. Add chlorine or pool salt as required.

Need to know more?

Cover every aspect of looking after your pool with our essential pool maintenance guide


Photo Credit: Cath Muscat

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