Fall is upon us and that means, unless you’ve got a heated pool, the summer days of splishing and splashing are over until next year. But that doesn’t mean that you can just forget about things like maintenance until next spring or summer, because maintaining your pool during the fall months is an important part of being a pool owner. Here are a few steps you can take to make sure that your pool is maintained as winter approaches.
Adjust Your Chemicals
The amount of chemicals that you’ll need to use varies from summer to fall. Because of the difference in atmosphere and less frequent usage, your pool shouldn’t need as many chemicals to maintain the right balance. So, you should be able to get by with checking the water once a week in order to maintain the right the pH balance.
Keep Water Free of Leaves and Debris
As a pool owner, it’s inevitable that autumn leaves are going to need to be dealt with. If you’ve got a lot of trees near your pool, then you might want to just put a cover over it when it’s not in use, so that you aren’t spending hours constantly skimming.
However, if there are only a few trees around, then you need to plan on daily skimming to remove any leaves and plant debris. It’s important to keep your pool free from leaves because they can cause algae to grow, stain your liner, and affect water chemistry.
Plan on Pumping Less Often
Because your pool is being used less during the fall, now is the perfect time to think about giving your pool’s filter a cleaning. Less frequent swimming also means that you should be able to set pump time to around 4 to 8 hours daily.
Leave Fall Maintenance to the Professionals
Contact Alan Jackson Pools and we would be happy to set up a schedule to keep your pool in tip-top condition during the fall months.