When it comes to taking care of your pool, there are a plethora of ways for you to do so. Because it all depends on the cleaning equipment that you will be having around you. 

That being said, here are some general but important cleaning tools to keep around. These tools have been personally used by us here at NorCal Pool Service, so you know that they will surely be effective! 

Water Test Strips. 

The key to having a safe and usable pool is by using the right amount of chemicals that you put into it. But it can be pretty difficult to do if you just eyeball it. 

This is what Water Test Strips are for! You can buy these from your local pool maintenance shop yourself, and use them to test if your pool has the right amount of chlorine in order to keep it safe. 

Pool shock. 

Since we’re talking about chemicals, the best way to ensure that your pool’s chemicals are at an optimum level is by shocking them. No, not throwing in an extension cord, using a pool shocker!  

You can get some from the same pool maintenance store you bought your test strips from and also get some advice on how to use them. Or you can just call us here at NorCal Pool Service, and we’ll gladly guide you step by step on how you can shock your pool. 

Algae Brush. 

One of the worst things that could ever happen to your pool is to get infected by algae. And there is no better way to get rid of them than by using an algae brush

An algae brush is of course specifically designed to get rid of algae. It is the first step in making sure they get off your pool, and can still be used in a variety of ways. Use this, in order to clean the pool tiles or even the pool deck! 


These are the top three pool cleaning equipment you will need in order to keep your pool in check. Now, if you’re finding it difficult to clean it yourself, then you can call us at NorCal Pool Service for the best pool maintaining service you can get in Northern California!