As we get closer to the fall months, you may notice one pesky problem arise with your pool: leaves. Depending on the trees in your yard, leaves can become an annoying cleaning hassle for any pool owner. However, you may find that prevention and maintenance are not as difficult with a few tips.
Preventing the problem
The amount of leaves that fall into your pool depends on the trees and plant life around it. One of the most important things you can do is keeping regular maintenance of the trees in your yard. This means keeping them trimmed as necessary. If you don’t have plants around the pool yet, consider some that will shed as few leaves as possible. Also consider that some plant leaves are much more difficult to clean than others. Hiring a professional pool and landscape company in Houston can also help. Keeping all of this in mind can help prevent excess leaves in your pool.
Keeping leaves out
You can use many things such as leaf blocks or leaf covers to keep leaves away from your pool. Leaf blocks can also double as privacy screens. Installing a leaf block around your pool could mean fencing or walling to keep leaves out. Leaf covers are one of the best ways to keep leaves from piling on your pool, and there are many kinds. They allow rainwater to come through but prevent leaves. Typically they’re made out of mesh or netting. You can find high-quality leaf covers in places as simple as Amazon.
On the more expensive side, you can invest in a robotic pool skimmer. This little guy will take care of debris on your pool, similar to a robotic vacuum cleaner. They can be pricey, but they are a great investment for leaf prevention.
Even with all of your preventative maintenance, you still may need to clean leaves every once in a while. One of the best tools you can use is a leaf rake. This tool has a deep net for collecting leaves. You can also use a leaf vacuum for more heavy duty work. There are many options for cleaning leaves from your pool.
Call 3D Pools and Landscape
If you need additional help, 3D Pools and Landscape can provide it. As a professional pool builder and landscape company in Houston and Katy, we can provide maintenance service for your pool or yard that will keep the leaves at bay.