Fallen leaves are a cause of frustration for most pool owners (after all, your pool was clean yesterday!) but this issue is generally easily dealt with by way of a quick scoop and your pool filter taking care of the rest. However, there are times when pools are the victim of excessive leaf fall. Not only does this look unappealing, it can also lead to issues with the quality of your water. So, what can you do if you find a blanket of leaves over your pool every day? Let’s find out!
Upgrade your pool scoop
Getting out there with an old fashioned pool scoop to clear leaves can be a strangely satisfying ritual but it can also be time consuming if your little scoop makes the job take forever. Pay a visit to your local pool accessory supplier and see what they have in the way of larger, more efficient pool scoops if you’re coping with excess leaves. This simple upgrade may be all you need to keep on top of the leaf fall into your pool.
Prune overhanging branches
A practical solution if you’re struggling with leaves from trees close to the pool is to prune back the overhanging branches or branches which result in leaves being blown into the pool constantly. This can be an effective way of reducing the amount of leaves which make their way into your pool. If it’s a neighbours tree which is the issue, speak to them about the possibility of cutting back the branches closest to your property.
Invest in a pool cover
A pool cover offers a number of benefits, including keeping your pool warmer for longer and reducing power costs, but one of the best things about them is their ability to act as a physical barrier against debris. If you invest in a pool cover, it stops leaves, along with other dirt and debris, from entering the water and wreaking havoc with your chemical levels as they break down. A cover is particularly good option for protecting your pool over the winter months.
Get a pool cleaning service in
If you’re finding that leaves are causing problems with your pool and you just don’t have the time to deal with it, get the professionals in for regular servicing. They’ll efficiently get rid of all the leaves littering the pool and return your water to pristine condition. They’ll also test the water to ensure that the levels are safe for swimming.
If you need efficient, experienced swimming pool cleaners, speak with the team at Pool Assist. We carry out meticulous servicing for commercial and domestic pools and can work out the best schedule to suit your needs. We ensure that your pool is sparkling after our visit and also check your various systems to ensure your equipment is running as it should. For a one stop pool maintenance solutions, we can help!
For the best pool cleaner services, contact the professional team at Pool Assist today on 1300 62 82 62.