It’s that time of the year again, my friends.
Time for pool maintenance before the dormant season. The weather is cooling, the clouds are multiplying, and there are falling leaves everywhere; it’s fall! To keep your pool well-maintained throughout the upcoming winter season, pool maintenance is of utmost importance. Here are some tips to help you keep your pool clean and healthy in fall.
Clutter, Trash. And General Cleanliness
Make sure your pool is free of any clutter like toys and inflatables, clean up any leaves or other types of trash, and give your tiles and deck a general cleaning.
Due to the effects of the season on plants, you might have to do a lot of leaf and debris cleaning. This is important for pool maintenance because when leaves accumulate in the pool, it can lead to algae growth; leaves that have sunk can also stain the flooring.
To get rid of the leaves and debris, you can use leaf nets to skim the surface, and also clean the skimmer baskets every morning. However, if there are a lot of trees around your pool, it might make your life easier to cover it when not in use.
It is a good idea to clean your pool filter before putting your pool to sleep for the colder seasons, especially if it had a busy summer. A clean filter for the dormant season is an important step to take in pool maintenance on the long run.
If you’d still like to use your pool before the real cold hits, make sure your pool is heated and kept at an ideal temperature for comfortable swimming. You can also keep heating costs low by keeping your pool covered at night when the outside temperature is at its lowest.
Lower underwater and outside temperatures usually mean you need less chemical for the time being. Watch your pH and chemical levels and adjust them as needed.
Whether you live in a hot climate where the cold doesn’t hit as hard, or up north where sudden freezes can happen, pool maintenance it of utmost importance to keep your pool and equipment running efficiently for a long time. Pool maintenance will make it easier on you and your pool to transition between season.