Surface debris will eventually fall to the bottom of the pool and can become much harder to remove. By using a long-handled net called a hand skimmer or leaf skimmer to remove leaves, bugs and other unwanted items. Skimming the pool’s surface water every few days or as needed is one of the quickest and easiest ways to keep your pool clean. Skimming drastically increases the efficiency of the pool’s circulation system and will lower the amount of chlorine you’ll need to add to your pool to keep it balanced.Locate strainer baskets attached to the side of aboveground pools and in the pool deck of in-ground pools. Simply remove the plastic basket and shake it out; spraying the inside with a hose can help dislodge stubborn objects. Cleaning out the strainer baskets at least once a week also helps circulation and lowers chlorine demands.