Fall will be here before you know it! If you have a pool in your backyard, it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to maintain and get your pool ready for the fall. We’ve compiled a list of 4 steps you can today!
Remove the Leaves & Debris
This step is self-explanatory, and most people don’t have trouble following this. Removing leaves that fall and other debris is crucial. Letting leaves float around in your pool too long can change the color lead to algae growth. You can even stain the sides of your pool and require deeper cleaning once the damage has been done. Be sure to skim your pool for leaves and other debris regularly.
Keep it Covered
A good rule of thumb is, if your pool isn’t in use then you should simply cover it. You don’t want environmental factors interacting with the chlorine in your pool. Besides the obvious benefits, pool covers also make your backyard safer, especially if you have little ones wandering around.
Just like with any structural damage, it’s always best to get it handled immediately instead of waiting. Cracks in your pool can be easy to fix, but extremely expensive if you procrastinate in getting them sealed. Cracks allow moisture in, and as temperatures drop, that will lead to freezing and permanent pool damage if left untreated.
Clean/Replace your Filters
Just like with other filtration systems you have throughout your home; your pool filtration system needs maintenance as well. When temperatures drop, this is especially true since more debris will fall in, and you don’t want to risk damage. Your cartridge filters will need replacing, while your sand and diatomaceous earth (DE) filters will need simple backwashing.
While this list could include a host of other pool maintenance tips, we believe these tips are the most crucial when it comes to preparing your pool for Autumn.