As the San Diego summer heats up, you've probably been thinking about doing some pool-cleaning in the hopes of getting all the algae and dirt that has accumulated over the winter out of the pool. For this, you need to get your hands on some efficient pool cleaners and do some regular upkeep. According to WiseGeek, there are numerous ways to make sure your pool is looking spotless when the time comes to start hosting family and friends during the summer.

Make sure pool is clean by attaining right chemical balance
The source noted that an excellent way to clean a pool is to make sure you have an appropriate chemical balance in the water. A easy way to find out if the pool has a chemical imbalance is to look at the water.

If it appears murky and cloudy, its probably indicative of a need to invest in chemicals, like chlorine and alkaline, to makes sure the pool reaches the correct chemical balance. The chemical balance of the pool must also be checked every now and then to make sure that equilibrium has been achieved among the various chemicals that go into a pool. If you're unsure of what the chemical balance of the pool should be, don't worry, your local San Diego pool service will know what to do. 

Cloudy pool water can also be the result of a poorly functioning pump. If this is the cause of your pools problems, head over to the pool store to obtain a new one.  

Other essentials for pool maintenance 
Subsequently, you should ensure skimmers are maintained on a daily basis. Skimmers are devices that are typically installed on the side of a pool. They collect debris that falls into a pool from trees or due to weather. If a skimmer is not checked on a regular basis, it can become clogged and even potentially lead to damage.

According to Yahoo, there are some other ways to clean a pool in the summer. Consider taking the time to obtain a vinyl cleaner. The source noted that this is the optimal cleaning agent for the portion of the swimming pool liner that's above water. The material of the liner is susceptible to various elements, such as dirt and dust. However, the suntan lotion you wear to avoid the negative effects of the sun in the summer will also come off in the water, sticking to the liner, so the cleaner will account for a variety of agents.

This summer, be prepared for parties and fun by investing in some simple pool cleaning activities.