We’d like to wish our friends and family a happy first day of autumn! We know it’s hard to see summer go, and even harder to accept that swimming season is over. Hopefully you have a hot tub or indoor pool you can turn to for solace. If you have an outdoor pool, though, don’t neglect it! You must keep it in tip-top shape.
What’s one issue this season brings? Falling leaves. Maybe your pool is open year-round, or you close it in October — either way, you’re going to have to deal with falling leaves and wind-blown debris ending up in your pool. This could lead to bacteria and algae growth, which means more chemicals, more labor, and more money spent. The Lebanon Coounty pool revonation at Coronado’s Pool Renovations have the tips you need to keep your pool leaf-free and looking its best! Here are some ideas:
- Leaf net. A leaf net is a mesh fabric that stretches over your pool. It’s hooked into place to capture leaves and keep them on the surface. Leaf nets are normally used over a solid winter cover, and are removed after all the leaves have fallen.
- Robotic pool skimmer. A robotic pool skimmer saves you time and energy. It skims the surface of your pool and removes leaves and other debris before they sink and decompose.
- Leaf blocks. Leaf blocks include low fences, hedges, bushes, and retaining walls, which can be used to block wind and keep leaves from drifting toward your pool.
- Skimmer weirs. Skimmer weirs easily remove debris floating on your pool’s surface, and keep that debris in the skimmer basket.
- Water level. Make sure the water level in your pool is in the middle of the tile, so the skimmer can do its job. The skimmer won’t be able to catch the leaves if the water is too high, and it will suck in air if the water is too low.
- Landscaping. Landscaping can be the culprit or the solution for falling leaves. To keep the leaves at bay, trim the trees surrounding your pool every few years, and prune the dead branches every fall. If you’re creating your poolscape, choose pool-friendly plants — small to medium-sized trees that are large-leafed, non-fruiting, and non-flowering.
Already have a ton of leaves floating around your pool? You can use a leaf rake, a line leaf trap, or a leaf bagger to make the removal process easier, or talk to your Lebanon county pool renovation company for more helpful tips.
Now that you know what to do to prevent a mass of leaves in your pool, you’re ready to embrace the fall season! If your pool needs replastering, cleaning, or renovating in any capacity, contact the Lebanon County pool renovation team who cares — Coronado’s Pool Plaster! Fill out our contact form or call (215) 723-5885 to learn more.