As summer comes to an end and leaves start to fall in your pool, pool maintenance is key to keep your pool healthy going into the cooler months. Read below for some helpful tips on how to keep your pool maintained, clean and healthy this fall season.
Leaves are the biggest issue for pools in the fall. They can clog your filters or cause stains in your pool if you let them collect. To combat this, you can hire a pool service or invest in a pool cover. Otherwise you may be stuck netting the pool yourself everyday.
Keep the Pool Cover Clean
During the cooler months, it is recommended to invest in a pool cover to keep debris like leaves out of your pool and keep maintenance costs down. However, pool cover care is also important to prolong its life and efficiency. Regularly clear the debris from your pool cover as sharp sticks could poke holes in your cover and leaves may leave stains. A hose and/or a broom can be used to clear any debris.
Consider extending the use of your pool through the fall season by installing a pool heating system. At Poolwerx we offer several heating options so you can keep your water at a comfortable temperature and enjoy your pool for longer. If you already have heating equipment installed, make sure to have a routine service check to guarantee that your heating equipment is running properly and efficiently.
Clean Filters and Check Chemicals
Keep an eye on your filter. Your pool might be getting less use in the fall, but leaves can prevent filters from properly doing their job. Check your traps, watch those filters and be sure to empty your skimmer baskets and pump baskets regularly.
Check Water Chemistry
As the weather gets cooler, we use our pools less often. The cooler weather can significantly decrease the chlorine demand your pool requires. This can lead to excessive chlorine levels which can damage blankets and pool equipment. Therefore, you should be testing your pool water’s chlorine and pH levels every two weeks. Maintaining proper water chemistry will reduce the amount of work needed when you’re ready to start swimming again.
Need some help maintaining your pool this fall season? Our pool technicians at Poolwerx are ready to assist you!