Can you still use your swimming pool during the Fall season? Of course! Even though the weather is getting cooler, there is still a good month or so – sometimes longer – to jump in and make a splash!
However, as the leaves fall from the trees, you’ll quickly find out that keeping them out of your pool becomes more of a chore. As you continue enjoying your outdoor living space, here are some suggestions during the season.
Since your pool will be seeing less use during the cooler months, even if you do have a pool heater or heat pump, you don’t need to run your filtration system as much as you do during the regular season. Now’s the ideal time to clean your filter. All of the summer grime can be cleaned away and your filter will be in top shape for the extra debris that’s going to get into your pool this fall.
Fall got it’s name for a very good reason, and it’s one you’ll have to deal with until you decide it’s time to shut it down for the season. Thankfully, that old skimmer isn’t your only tool for removing leaves from your pool. A leaf rake is similar to a pool skimmer, but instead of just a flat screen a leaf rake has a basket to hold whatever it scoops up. Not only are they great for getting leaves off the surface of your pool, but they can grab the leaves that sink to the bottom, too.
It’s important to make sure you pool water is balanced during the fall since it isn’t being used as much, and you’re probably getting ready to close it for the season in a few weeks. A pH level of 7.2-7.6 and total alkalinity between 100-150 parts per million is the sweet spot.
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