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Pool Pro Essentials

Published by Brooke Sardella on 02/03/2023

Pool Pro Essentials

Are you interested in becoming a pool professional or want to clean your own pool like the pros? It is simple to get started, but you will need a few key pieces of equipment to start maintain clean and clear water.

Surface Cleaning


  • Robotic - a great option for hands-off cleaning of the pool walls and floors, which includes scrubbing on most models and debris vacuuming.
  • Suction - the most economical option, but is used manually and must be connected to the pool's filtration system. For this system you will need a vacuum head and a hose, too.

Leaf Rake

Used to skim the surface and bottom for leaves and other debris. You will want to choose a heavy duty rake, since it is one of the most commonly used pieces of equipment.


To clean off algae and other debris from the pool, you will need a brush. Brushes made of nylon and ABS plastic work great on fiberglass and lined pools. For unpainted concrete and gunite pools, use a stainless steel or aluminum brush.

*The Swiss army knife of pool equipment is the telescopic pole because it is used for all of the above: skimming, brushing and vacuuming!

Pool Supplies

Electronic Test Meter

Testing strips are only so accurate, so when you are testing water frequently for many pools, you want to make sure your readings are fast and spot on. This is why you’ll want to invest in a test meter such as the LaMotte Color Q or Waterlink Spin Touch.


Leaks are one of the main problems pools encounter. Having a sealant on hand that can be bonded with a heat gun is the best choice. Epoxy based putty works best on concrete pools and rubber is suited well for plaster and gunite.


To maintain the clarity and cleanliness of the pool you will need chemicals. The following are the most common chemicals you will need:

We have everything you need to clean and service pools like a pro. Do you have questions about becoming a pool professional or what you need to get started? Reach out to our team and we can help!