Save on household cleaning


In this post I will discuss what can be done to save on household cleaning it really is cheaper mopping vacuuming? Mop or broom? Let’s see what each option costs, thus discarding the initial cost of the broom and vacuuming understood to be reused almost infinite number of times, which makes little impact on the price per use.

tack mop can be used several times each approximately 30 parts out cents, shaking you can reach three times using a 90m2. With that comes out to 10 cents each cleaning. But not suitable for areas with rugs or carpeting.

With a traditional broom , which can be used infinite times, the cost of each cleanup is practically reduced to 0, but the broom is difficult to get more than just move the dust from one place to another, nor is useless on carpet or carpets.

With a standard vacuum cleaner 2000W, cleaning a floor in one hour (time depends on many variables: the furniture, the distribution outlets, the amount and thickness of the carpet, etc …) consumes 2KWH, representing about 30 cents depending on the fare and the company.

Apart from electricity consumption should be added, depending on the type of vacuum cleaner, the cost of the bags that collect dust, but its low cost relative to uses that are slow to fill, cost becomes negligible for these calculations.

In conclusion ; with these figures in hand it is clear that the cheapest is the traditional broom, but not a very effective cleaning is achieved, so that is ruled out, the vacuum is more expensive and noisy although cleaning is more effective, the mop is cheaper and quieter method, but no good for carpets. The ideal is to combine regular use of the mop with an occasional use of the vacuum cleaner.


What vacuum cleaner should choose for home?


In this post I will take a tour of the advantages and disadvantages of each type of vacuum cleaner , evaluating, for not extending far post three aspects: consumption, convenience and price, so that you can serve to help you decide which vacuum cleaner you specific needs.

Traditional Vacuum

It is the cheapest model, with bag, and small accessories. Consumption varies between 1200w and 2100w, aspires to more power more easily especially in carpets. They are noisy and need spare bags that are not always easy to find, they are manageable but not too comfortable. It is the type of vacuum cleaner is cheaper to acquire, the there for less than 50 euros.

Vacuum Turbine

The best known are the Dyson, do not use bag but a transparent tank. Consumption is similar to the traditional models, around 1500w, making them more efficient is the turbine that gives more suction power by W. As for comfort do not need bag are more comfortable than traditional, size is similar, but its greater efficiency makes best result is obtained with less effort. The prices here are considerably higher, starting from 150 euros more than the marks that mimic Dyson.

Water aspirator

They peaked a few years ago. The typical pattern was the rainbow. Consumption is between one normal and one turbine. No bag but use a water tank that prevents dust mites and return to the environment. They are quite bulky, but very efficient, with many accessories, but quite noisy. The price is quite high and is not readily available as they are not sold in appliance store.

Vacuum standing

With a shape that is closer to that of a broom with integrated reservoir. It is for the consumer walking in the same environment as other vacuums. It is more convenient than the cart to bring together all kinds, but this detracts versatility to access sites such as under furniture or beds. For the price there are from 100 euros, and its effectiveness is similar to traditional.

Robot vacuum cleaner

It is the latest model is no longer you have to vacuum. The machine does the work for you. It recharges in a base, and its consumption is very low base consumes 30W while charging. It is very quiet and comfortable, especially the original model instead of vacuuming, brushing. Other competing models aspire and brush with what are noisier. What size is very versatile and being a robot is very comfortable. By price models “imitation · are available from 150 euros, from the original model 250, depending on the features you have. No carry bag but a deposit.


What price the cheapest model is the traditional, but it is noisy, loses effectiveness when it fills the bag and not too comfortable. The best option is the robot, both for convenience as effectively and even energy efficiency, not aspiring models are very quiet, and the price is similar to the turbine.

How to keep the pool water?

pool water

With good weather, and with rising temperatures comes time again to enjoy our pool; But it’s no easy task to get hold pool look great and stand the test of time. Therefore, we follow a practical and useful steps to make it, is in the best conditions for eg we can not put red eyes.

Before beginning any treatment in our pool, we know their capacity. Thus, we can calculate the exact dose of chemicals to be added to water.

1 ppm = 1 mg / l = 1 g / m3

To calculate the volume can we proceed to consider how having our pool. Although the most common are rectangular there are also oval and round for this show then how to calculate the volume by shape:

Rectangular or square pool

Length (m) x Width (m) x Average Depth (m) = Volume (m3)

Oval pool

Length (m) x Width (m) x Average Depth (m) x  0.89  = Volume (m3)

Circular pool

Length (m) x Width (m) x Average Depth (m) x  0.78 = Volume (m3)


The air, swimmers and dirt to enter the water environment causing turbidity and becomes the feed of bacteria and algae. Therefore, it is necessary to remove them with the help of filtration equipment. The filter traps dirt particles while maintaining the clear, sparkling water. It is important that the filter works in good condition and that the entire volume of water to be filtered at least once daily.


The water, although it is clear and transparent, these microorganisms have to be eliminated through proper disinfection. One of the chlorine consumed is added to destroy contaminants. The rest remains as residual chlorine, prepared to act against those new contaminants entering through the wind, swimmers, etc .A this disinfectant residual is called Residual Chlorine Free. To ensure good disinfecting pool water level must be maintained Free Residual Chlorine 0.5 to 2 ppm. Chlorine consumption varies with temperature, solar incidence, the number of bathers and pollution .For is therefore necessary to analyze the chlorine level daily with the help of a case of chlorine and pH analyzer.

The PH

The pH indicates the acidity or alkalinity of water. In a pool must be kept adjusted between 7,2 and 7,4. This pH range, in addition to preserving the facility in top condition, is ideal for the skin and eyes of the bather. To keep analyzes between these two values ​​daily pH with a case of chlorine and pH analyzer. If the pH is higher than 7.4 MINORADOR added to water pH. If the pH is less than 7.2 added to water pH increaser.


Algae are single-celled plant organisms that can grow and multiply rapidly in water, especially when the temperature is warm .The algae spores are introduced into the pool water through wind, rain, etc. To prevent its development, in addition to disinfecting an algae product should be used.

To have a clear and disinfected water, we recommend the following treatment:

Initial Treatment

Perform a shock chlorination with 15 g dichloromethane GRANULADO or with 1 or 2 CHLORINE TABLETS FAST dosing the product through the skimmers. Chlorination has to supplement this with the addition of a product such as algae algae EXTRA CONCENTRATED or algae, at 1 liter per 100 m3 of water.

Maintenance Treatment

The addition of chlorine to the pool water is done with the product trichlor (1 Compact for every 20 m3 of water per week) compact .The periodically placed in a dispenser or skimmers. About once a week, you should test the level of compact and replace them if necessary. This treatment gives you great independence and ensures a residual chlorine 24 hours a day .The disinfectant action of chlorine must be supplemented once a week with the addition of an anti-algae product, such as algae or EXTRA CONCENTRATED algae, dosing the product directly to water at a rate of ¼ liter per 100 m3 of water.

It may be that although we have followed the “verbatim” the above recommendations and still got problems with cloudy water, algae, colored water … In these situations we will begin to appear to follow certain steps to correct the problem appeared as will see in the article how to troubleshoot the pool water .

pool water problem

How to solve the problems of our pool water?

It may be that having followed the steps recommended for the maintenance of our pool we meet as unwanted algae growth, cloudy water, eye situations. What prevents us from enjoying the bath as we deserve. At this point we should be able to recognize the problem and apply the steps below to resolve the situation and return to enjoy our pool with the family.

pool water problem

Water turbid, whitish

Possible causes:

  • Poor filtration
  • High pH
  • Excess organic waste
  • Hard Water

Steps for Solution:

  • Check the operating status of the filter.
  • Take a filter backwash.
  • Add 1 l of liquid flocculant per 100 m3 of water.
  • Analyze and adjust pH between 7.2 and 7.4.
  • Add 15 g of granulated Dichloro per m3 of water.
  • Keep chlorine between 1 and 1.5 ppm.
  • At night, with the detainee filter adds flocculant. The next morning, all particles will have settled to the bottom.
  • Put the filter valve to “WASTE” and passes the cleaner.
  • Filter for several hours and then make a sand WASH.
  • If the water has high hardness, add some product Antical.

Green water

Possible causes:

  • Algae

Steps for the solution:


  • Perform shock chlorination with 15 g of dichloro granules per m3 of water.
  • Add 3.5 liters of algaecide per 100 m3 of water.
  • Adjust the pH between 7.2-7.4.
  • 8 hours after the shock treatment done, brush the walls and bottom of the pool.
  • Put the filter valve to “WASTE” and sucks the dead algae with sending cleaner water directly to the drain.
  • Put the filter valve in position “WASH” ​​to wash the sand.
  • Increasing the daily dose of chlorine and algaecide.


Brown or colored water

Possible causes:

  • Presence of salts arising from a drop in the pH of the water.
  • Sales of copper = blue / green
  • Sales of iron and manganese = brown

Steps for its solution:

  • Adjust the pH between 7.2 and 7.4.
  • Add 15 g Granulated Dichloro per m3 of water.
  • Then, add 1 liter of liquid loculante F per 100 m3 of water.
  • At night, in calm water, adds a decanter and leave on until morning.
  • With the filter set to “WASTE” passes the cleaner to remove particles that have settled to the bottom,
  • pouring all the dirt down the drain.

Stains on walls

Possible Cause:

  • Presence of metal ions


Steps for its solution:

  • Empty the pool and clean the spot with Extra Desincrustante surfaces.


Possible Cause:

  • Precipitation of calcium salts in water

Steps for its solution:

  • Adjust the pH between 7.2 and 7.4.
  • Add a weekly Extra Anti-Limestone.

Water has foam

  • Excessive concentration of algaecide.
  • Organic waste in the water: suntan lotion, sweat, etc. ..


Steps for its solution:

  • Evacuating a portion of the respective drain water (as needed) and filled with new water.
  • With the filtration equipment in position “BYPASS” made a shock treatment.
  • Adjust the pH between 7.2 and 7.4 and the free chlorine level between 1 and 1.5 parts per million (ppm.).
  • Use an algaecide product without foam.

Eyes and / or skin irritated and water an unpleasant smell chlorine

Possible Cause:

  • Presence of chloramines and free chlorine low.

Steps for its solution:

  • Adjust the pH between 7.2 and 7.4 with an increaser or pH reducing product.
  • Make a shock treatment or use a chlorinated product.
  • Keep the chlorine level between 1 and 1.5 ppm.
  • Spend the cleaner and filters the water throughout one day.

Irritated eyes, bleached hair tissues and gives off an odor but NO

Possible Cause:

Excess free chlorine.
Steps for its solution:

  • Decrease the daily dose of chlorine to a level between 1 and 1.5 ppm

Eyes, skin and irritating odors are

Possible Cause:

  • unadjusted pH
  • Excess organic waste

Steps for its solution:

  • Analyze the pH and adjust it between 7.2 and 7.4.
  • Perform a chlorination with 15 g of dichloro granules per m3 of water.

Why do some maintenance to our home?

Home Repair

Home Repair

Experience shows that it is essential to carry out maintenance suitable to our possessions on post save the unpleasant surprise of having to face much higher costs than the sum of the cost of all maintenance that would have been needed to prevent the damage caused – now think the need to do the oil change every 10,000 km-our car.

Our greatest asset is housing so it is necessary to maintain and preserve it to avoid unexpected outlays and increase satisfaction and comfort we have of her. To do this, you need a change of mind to end the prevailing passivity regarding the use, maintenance and preservation of housing.

We must regain the temporary maintenance and conservation habits that still exist in more traditional societies (cleaning the roof, whitewashed walls, waxing floors, painting doors and windows etc.) because the absence of these lead us not to keep but to pull and replace led to believe that buildings are built to last forever without that we should do anything for them without the need for user intervention maintainer to lengthen its life as possible.

We should not forget the familiar saying “prevention is better than cure “, for indeed, the costs involved maintenance and conservation as well as performances from the use and proper use of the buildings are an extremely profitable investment for the benefits of all type provides.

The maintenance of the dwelling must be treated as a necessity to keep the economic value of it, as an instrument that positions the building in a preferred status item if sold, obviously brings a much higher value directly to have a good state. Obviously the short and medium term gives us other benefits like winning in quality of life and gives us the satisfaction of enjoying a home in perfect condition.

Nobody ignores the need to carry out maintenance on our homes. However, little concern has been maintaining these services not sue, remembering him in extreme situations, where unfortunately there is no alternative or when the repair is the only possible solution.

Must psych the benefits of the maintenance and upkeep of our house , amply justified by the lower costs involved in its development compared to the cost you pay when you act when no choice.

Finally remember the most immediate benefits we will gain from carrying out a maintenance plan for our home:

- We prevent risks and costs of accidents, protecting the integrity of people and goods, both insiders and outsiders.

- Contribute to improving the comfort and quality of life.

- We encourage the extension of the useful life of the property.

Remember that housing is the most important investment we make throughout our lives. Do not you think that maintenance is usually economical to have it always does not deserve a day?