September 6, 2018
How to Clean a Fall Pool
There’s still plenty of time to enjoy your pool! But, are the leaves driving you nuts? Here’s how to clean a fall pool for many more days of enjoyment.
Get Rid of Leaves
By far the biggest problem with the fall pool is the falling autumn leaves. While beautiful, they are frustrating when it comes to your swimming pool.
Not only are they unsightly, but the can clog your skimmer, pump baskets and plumbing lines.
It’s important to clean the leaves out every day. You don’t want to let them sink to the bottom of the pool because this leads to staining.
So, skim your pool daily, clean your strainer baskets and if you use your cover, clean the leaves off of it as well.
Vacuum and Brush
You want to vacuum the bottom of the pool and brush the walls at least once a week during the fall.
This is also very important before you close your pool.
Finally, vacuum the bottom of your pool the way you’d vacuum your carpet – overlap each of the passes so you catch all of the leaves.
Clean the Filter
To keep enjoying your pool this fall, clean your swimming pool filter. Check it regularly to avoid any clogged lines.
If you have questions about cleaning your filter, please contact us – we are glad to help!
Check Your Heater
If you have a swimming pool heater, that’s great. You can definitely extend your swimming season.
Do consider having a professional service it to make sure all is in good order. You don’t want calcium scales to build up, making it less effective.
Adjust Water Level and Chemicals
Make sure your water level is at a proper point. Water naturally evaporates, and if it gets too low, you can end up with pool pump problems.
You also want to make sure you have a handle on your water chemistry. Think chlorine and pH levels. They are just as important in the fall as they are during the summer.
Watch for Leaks
It’s always a good idea to check your pool for leaks and cracks at any time of year.
Check Your Pool Cover
At some point in late fall, early winter, you’ll need a safety cover.
Now is a good time to get a new one if it’s needed.
Got questions? We are here to serve you. Stop by or give us a call, and we can help you take care of your fall pool.