It’s finally fall! The leaves are just starting to change colour, the air is getting cooler, and the kids are back to school. But what does that mean for your swimming pool? Just because summer is over doesn’t mean you have to stop using your pool. As the weather starts to cool down, it’s important to start thinking about swimming pool maintenance. Here are a few tips to keep your pool in top shape this fall:
- First and foremost, it’s important to give your pool a good cleaning. The first thing you may want to do is skim the surface of your pool. This time of year, leaves start to fall and debris is more abundant with cooler, windy nights we experience here in Penticton in September and October. It’s also a good idea to brush the walls and floor of your pool. This will help to remove any algae or build-up that has occurred over the summer. Make sure to check your filters and clean them if necessary. This will help to keep your pool water clean and clear. Check your swimming pool for cracks or leaks. These can be tough to spot, so it’s best to hire us to take a look.
- Secondly, you’ll want to make sure your pH levels are balanced. Over time, pH levels can fluctuate, which can cause problems for swimmers. Test your pH levels and add chemicals as needed to get them back to where they need to be. That way, you’ll probably get two more months of swimming in before closing your pool for the winter.
- Finally, take some time to check your equipment. Things like filters and pump timers can wear out over time, so it’s important to make sure they’re still in good working order. Replace any parts that have worn out, and you’ll be good to go for the fall season and ready to re-open next spring.
By following these simple tips, you can ensure that your swimming pool is ready for use this fall! Don’t let the cooler weather deter you from enjoying your pool. With a little bit of maintenance, you can continue using it for the next few months before winter arrives. If you need pool supplies or decide to close your pool now for the winter, we can help you winterize your pool.
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