Fall is here! You can make this season even more amusing with the following tips for the preservation and conservation of your pool or you could say fall maintenance. If need the services of swimming pool builders for repair, get it in this season. Below are the tips which will help you keep your pool immaculate and spring ready.
Remove Debris And Leaves
Even though it’s very beautiful to see the orange and yellow color of fall, it’s important that you keep your pool clean by skimming it for fall leaves and debris. These leaves can cause a green pool as they attract algal growth. This algae can stain the sides and bottom of your pool. Therefore, clean your pool regularly and also clean your skimmer basket to keep both in a perfect condition.
As the temperature drops, so will the production of microorganisms. It’s better to add a winterizing agent with biocidal properties to your pool. This will help to stop the microorganism’s growth. These agents are made to work for longer time periods, so they will keep water fresh and healthier until spring.
A day or two before closing your pool, it’s recommended to add a long lasting algaecide to prevent algal growth. Keep the pump of your fiberglass pool running for at least 24 hours for the proper circulation off the algaecide?
It’s good to add chlorine to your pool before closing it but be sure not to overdo it. Too much chlorine can bleach up the liner of the pool.
Once spring starts and you decide to open the pool, add some liquid chlorine to the water. This will clean the water. Also you need to filter your pool for waste. This will clean your pool of the debris and dirt. If the water, after opening the pool, appears green, you need to add some more chlorine and algaecide. It can take a few days to clean the green but it will eventually go away and your pool will be clean again.
Keep Your Eyes Open For Freezing
You don’t want your pool pipes and equipment to freeze, so it is very important that they are properly drained. Make sure to drain the filter, heater and pump completely of water. If these things freeze, they could crack. This fix needs some serious money. Also to protect your skimmer, drain your pool a good four to six inches below the skimmer so that water doesn’t enter and freeze there.
Pool Cover Should Be Kept Clean
If you use a pool safety cover to keep dirt and debris away from your pool you must keep it clean. Most pool covers are easy to clean by just hosing them off. These pool covers not only keep the pool clean, they also serve a safety purpose. Therefore, make sure your cover fits the pool properly.
Track The Weather
If fall in your area brings a lot of rain and you have a mesh safety cover or no cover over your pool, the algaecides, chlorine and winterizing agents might get diluted before the winter. In such a case, you need to add these agents following a timetable to keep the water up to the mark until spring.
Enzymes For Non-Living Contamination
If you have a mesh safety pool cover, a lot of non-living contamination like bird droppings, pollen etc. can enter your pool. Add an enzyme product to the pool water, these enzymes will break this type of contamination down and also will get rid of the waterline mark. This can save you a huge amount of work in spring.
Regular Checking Of Above Ground Covers
The safety cover cable of an above ground pool must be checked regularly. If the cable gets loose the cover will slip into the pool. Also, often check the air level in the air pillow. If for any reason the water level drops, add more air to the air pillow. This will keep the walls, liner and cover from any damages. Air pillow also protects the pool from snow damage and ice. It will also push the debris to the sides of the pool and makes cleaning easy for spring.
By following all these fall pool maintenance tips you can ensure a perfect pool season or you and your loved ones. Your effort of looking after the pool during fall means fewer effort in spring to prepare your pool for use. If you can’t do it yourself, use pool contractors Long Island to repair or maintain your swimming pool.