May 6, 2014 10:55 AM
If you're not lucky enough to have a hunky friend to help get ready for your Memorial Day pool party, don't get your Styrofoam noodles all in a twist! Pool Supply World is here to help! Below are some great cleaning supplies suggestions so your guests won't be forced to use the algae in your pool as a floaty.
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The first step of getting your pool party-ready is to give it a good clean! For newbies, we recommend the Splash Premium Pool Maintenance Kit ($41) as it has all the essentials to get started and scrubbing. When you're ready to test your water quality, be sure to incorporate TFTestkits FAS-DPD Test Kit ($68) in your regular maintenance routine to keep your water clean and healthy. For those a bit more tech savvy, the Solaxx SafeDip Digital Chemistry Tester ($192) is a convenient handheld device that tests the pH levels, free chlorine, salt, TDS, ORP, and even the temperature of your pool! To clean those nooks and crannies, use the Filter Flosser Pool and Spa Filter Cartridge Cleaning Tool ($22) to help remove dirt and debris from the filter pleats of your pool.
The 3-inch Chlorine Tablets 50 lb Bucket ($105) is perfect to use in your floating dispensers and automatic chemical feeders to keep your water clean and healthy. For those looking for something with more kick, the Cal-Hypo Super Strength Pool Shock 1lb Bag ($6) packs a punch. With 65% available chlorine, it'll eliminate harmful contaminants like organic pollutants, bacteria, and algae (take that, algae!). And who want a chlorine-free shock alternative can check out the Chlorine-Free Shock 1lb Bag ($30).
Robotic Pool Cleaners
If the idea of scrubbing your pool on your hands and knees prompts you to reach for a cold Long Island Iced Tea instead, why not get a someone (or rather, something) else to do the hard work? The Dolphin Dynamic DX5 Plus Robotic Automatic Pool Cleaner ($1,050) is a great investment for those who would pick a cocktail over cleaning. Get this remote-controlled cleaner to do your dirty work - you can even control it while relaxing poolside. If you want to give your robo-cleaner a bit more freedom, they also offer a remote-less version with the Dolphin Dynamic DX5 Robotic Automatic Pool Cleaner ($770). If you're someone who wants to use the best of the best for their pool, the Polaris Sport Robotic Pool Cleaner ($1,090) is energy efficient and also features a rear water cleaning stream for stairs and tight corners. The Aquabot Turbo T2 In Ground Robotic Pool Cleaner ($1,120) is another eco-friendly option worth checking out. The SmartPool 9i Scrubbing Robotic Pool Cleaner ($679) will scrub everything from the floor to waterline so clean that your guests will assume you've been prepping all year for your pool party.