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How to Prepare Your Pool for Fall

Early Spring Cleaning

While summer has faded away until the following year, that does not mean you can slack off when it comes to keeping your pool clean! While you may not be using your pool as often this fall, that doesn't mean your pool will not still be exposed to the elements! Here are some tips to get your pool ready for fall and make maintenance less of a hassle later on during the winter months.

Cleaning Up Leaves

The changing of leaves can be pretty, but we know that autumn leaves will fall and pile up in your pool if you're not observant. Try to keep an eye on your pool to clean up any leaves that build up to avoid them sinking and impacting your pool's water quality with algae growth. Use a leaf net to gather up the leaves every day when you have the chance.

Store Those Summer Toys

With the heat dying down, you might not need those pool noodles or beach balls anymore. When you have the chance, make sure to properly dry any pool toys and store them to keep them from being exposed all year round. The last thing you want is mold or any other gross algae building up on your toys.

Clean Or Replace Your Pool Filter

What better time to check on your pool's filter than when you're not using it as much. Take the fall weather as a perfect time to ensure your filter is clean and ready for next summer.

Lower The Water

If you know you're not going to be using your pool as often this fall, then take the time to lower your pool's water to help with cleaning and covering up your pool. Reducing your water can help with freeze during the winter and avoid a large chunk of slush in your pool. Lowering the water can also help cover your pool during the fall; it also means less pool cleaner and other chemicals needed. So not only do you save time on cleaning, but you can also save money.

At Pacific Pools, Inc we know a thing or two about pools, so call us at (817) 760-2771, and we’ll be happy to help you this fall and all year round!