Are your swimming pool steps dirty? This isn’t a trick question at all. Swimming pool steps, the swimming pool contractors from Advanced Pools, Inc. in Memphis, Tennessee explain not all DIY pool owners think of cleaning the swimming pool steps when they are cleaning the pool.

A swimming pool service contractor is experienced and knows exactly what needs to be done and inspected to keep the pool up and running and to prevent dirt and algae from infiltrating the water. No matter how clean the water is, if there is gunk and bacteria stuck to the swimming pool steps, that is getting back into the water and messing up the water chemistry.

 Are your swimming pool steps dirty?

When you’re cleaning your swimming pool, here is what you need to pay attention to when it comes to the pool steps. These are items your pool contractor takes care of when he is cleaning, servicing and maintaining your pool on your behalf.

Check these items:

  1. IF the steps have been neglected, your pool contractor may recommend lowering the pool water to a level where the pool steps can be thoroughly scrubbed. Never drain the pool water without the assistance of a pool contractor.
  2. Brush the steps with a brush designed for the unique type of pool construction material your pool is made from.
  3. Depending on the severity of the dirt build-up, a pool step cleaner may need to be applied. Be careful with this because this cleaner, if it gets into the pool water, will upset the chemistry.
  4. A robotic pool cleaner may help with pool step cleaning, but you need to pay attention to the type of job it does on the steps when it’s running. If the cleaning is superficial you will need to take time and brush away any debris with a brush to assure there is no slimy build up.

If you aren’t sure when your pool steps were last cleaned, do it as soon as possible. If you’re working with a pool contractor in Memphis, Tennessee ask him if he is cleaning the pool steps when he pays a service visit.