Pool Cleaning Ridge, NY


Pool Cleaning in Ridge, NY 11961

Pool Vacuuming your Ridge, NY Pool is an Important Step in the Pool Cleaning Process

If you think planning and selecting the perfect swimming pool for your Suffolk County home was a challenge, wait until you are ready to select the right pool vacuum. You see, there are many different types of pool vacuums at different price points. You not only want to find the model that meets your budget but you also want to find the model that will be the most effective for your type pool and pool size. Selecting the right pool vacuum ensures that your pool floor will be clear of dirt and debris.

Selecting a Pool Vacuum

As you do with any major equipment, do your research first. Read online reviews. Browse the vacuums in the local Suffolk County pool store. Take note of both the positive and negative comments about each vacuum model. Besides cost, three of the most important factors when selecting a pool vacuum are the following:

  • In-ground or above-ground pool
  • Size of pool
  • Shape of pool

There are specific vacuums for an in-ground pool as there are for above-ground pools. The size of your pool is important because you want to select a model that will vacuum the pool floor with ease. If your pool is on the smaller side, there’s no reason to purchase a large pool vacuum.

Larger pools require a bigger, more powerful pool vacuum. Also, consider the pool’s shape. You’ll want to choose a vacuum that can maneuver around corners without getting stuck.

Pool Vacuuming in Ridge, NY

Types of Pool Vacuums

There are many types of pool vacuums including manual and robotic. A manual cleaner takes longer to clean if you have a big pool. Vacuum heads attach to the end of a long pole while the pool owner pushes the pole back and forth across the pool’s floor and walls. A manual pool vacuum can actually be manually pushed into all corners of a pool to pick up dirt and debris.

Robotic pool vacuums are automatic and simply do the vacuuming for you. This type continuously skims the pool floor, cleaning and picking up any debris in its path. Some models even climb the walls. A robotic vacuum may come with a programmable timer. Robotic pool vacuums are available to run either by electric or battery.

Pressure-side vacuums use the filtration system’s water return line to power the vacuum. Suction-side vacuums use suction from the pool filter to vacuum the pool. These vacuums hook up to the suction side of the pump system mostly through the pool skimmer.

When selecting a pool vacuum, you need to calculate the hose length that you will need to cover the entire pool floor. Too much hose is not recommended because a tangled hose is inefficient. Keep in mind, not all pool vacuums have the ability to climb the pool walls.

When to Perform Pool Vacuuming

The removal of leaves, dirt and other debris floating in your pool is an important step in the pool cleaning process. Some of the debris floats to the pool water surface and can be easily removed using a skimmer net. However, most dirt simply sinks to the bottom of the pool and sits on the pool floor. This is when pool vacuuming is required. Vacuuming the pool floor helps to prevent algae growth and aid in keeping the pool water balanced. If you need help with swimming pool vacuuming and other pool maintenance, the team at Empire Pools is highly recommended among pool owners in Ridge, NY.

What to Do After Pool Vacuuming?

After the pool vacuuming is complete, there will be leaves, twigs and other debris inside the pump strainer basket. You need to clear the skimmer and allow the water to run through it smoothly. The skimmer basket should be emptied at least once a week and more often if you have an overwhelming number of leaves and other debris floating in the pool. Large pieces of debris can actually clog the skimmer. If you see a reduced flow in the pool water, immediately check the skimmer. The more you empty it, the better.

After pool vacuuming and cleaning out the skimmer basket is a good time for the pool water to be chemically tested. Based on results, chemicals should be added to restore the proper balance of chlorine and adjust the pH level of the swimming pool water. If you need help with balancing your pool’s chemicals, the Empire Pools professionals provide weekly pool services in Ridge, NY. The team will easily transform your pool water into the safe, clean and clear pool that you dreamed of.

Hiring A Pool Cleaning Team To Clean Your Pool in Ridge, NY

A pool cleaning service in Suffolk County takes the burden of cleaning the pool off of the pool owner. Instead of just the one pool owner being responsible for skimming debris, pool vacuuming, brushing pool walls and handling other pool cleaning tasks, the professionals are a full team. Even further, the experts have the pool cleaning knowledge to make easy work out of maintaining your pool throughout the pool season.

Most Suffolk County pool companies including Empire Pools, offer convenient and affordable cleaning plans. Popular packages include the opening and closing of pools each season in addition to pool cleaning throughout the rest of the year. A weekly cleaning routine is a good idea if your family enjoys daily swimming. Founded in 1998, Empire Pools is a family run business offering complete pool services and pool equipment repairs. Let these experts take over your pool cleaning chore including pool vacuuming.

With More Than 23 Years of Experience, Empire Pools is Equipped to Handle Your Pool Maintenance and Pool Vacuuming in Ridge, NY

Pool vacuuming may seem like a simple task as part of pool maintenance but it is actually a vital part of keeping a pool running efficiently for years to come. In addition to selecting the right vacuum for your type and size of pool and monitoring the vacuum’s efficiency, there are other types of required pool maintenance that are better performed by a professional pool company in Ridge, NY.

By hiring Empire Pools, you can rest assured that this family run business will provide top notch pool repairs, pool maintenance and pool cleaning in Ridge NY. Call 631-928-0225 to schedule your free consultation to discuss pool vacuuming and other pool services with a Empire Pools expert.


Some information about Ridge, NY

Ridge is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in the town of Brookhaven in Suffolk County, New York, United States. The population was 13,336 at the 2010 census.

In 1693, William ‘Tangier’ Smith, who owned a homestead in Setauket, was allowed to purchase a large tract of land on the South Shore of Long Island in recognition of his being mayor of Tangier in Africa. The land, called St. George’s Manor, stretched from the Carmans River (then called the Connecticut River) in the west to the edge of of Southampton in the east with a northern border around present-day New York State Route 25, as much as 81,000 acres (330 km2) of land. He made his manor seat on the South Shore in present-day Mastic, and the northern part, now the south side of Ridge, was called ‘The Swamp’ or ‘Longswamp’. A house wasn’t built at Longswamp until after the American Revolution. In 1817, William Sydney Smith inhabited the house and changed the name to Longwood.

In 1955, what then remained of William Smith’s original manor was primarily located in Ridge and was surrounded by the world growing up around it, in the form of the Brookhaven National Laboratory and the surrounding areas becoming increasingly populated. Longwood’s 750 acres (300 ha) fell into the hands of Elbert Clayton Smith, who immediately moved his family from California to live there. He seems to have been very generous to his new community; his donations included 51 acres (21 ha) to the school board for the construction of Longwood High School and 6 acres (2.4 ha) to Middle Island Presbyterian Church. In 1967, Elbert Smith died, and the Longwood Estate was carved into housing developments and nearly destroyed until enough noise was made about preservation to have the house and 35 acres (14 ha) of land given to the Town of Brookhaven in 1974. The Smith Estate was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1981.

In 1738, northern Ridge was settled by widower Samuel Randall of North Stonington, Connecticut; his only son Stephen Randall and his descendants farmed a 4,000-acre (1,600 ha) plot of ground that Samuel had always referred to as ‘the Ridge’ based on the geographical terrain. First called ‘Randallville’, Ridge was the name selected by its residents for postal delivery and remains the name for this hamlet to this day. The Randall burial plot near the William Floyd Parkway includes the grave of Lt. Stephen Randall (1736–1818), patriot of the American Revolution and a Suffolk County Militia veteran of the Battle of Long Island, August 27, 1776, as part of a company of Suffolk County Minutemen commanded by Captain Daniel Mulford. Graves of Randall’s wife Elizabeth Swezey (1747–1834) and several descendants are also within the plot.

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