5 Tips to Prepare Your Pool for Fall

As summer winds down, many pool owners in the Houston, Texas area are wondering how to prepare their pool for the change in climate that fall brings. Champions Pool Repair & Services recommends these five steps to keep your pool in great condition for the upcoming season:

As summer winds down, many pool owners in the Houston, Texas area are wondering how to prepare their pool for the change in climate that fall brings. Champions Pool Repair & Services recommends these five steps to keep your pool in great condition for the upcoming season:

 

  1. Clean and Store Pool Accessories

Before you pack up your pool toys and other accessories, make sure to give them a thorough cleaning and drying. Wet pool toys are breeding grounds for various types of bacteria, which will contaminate any storage area you put them in. To avoid any health hazards, make sure your pool accessories are fully sanitized before putting them away for the season.

 

  1. Skim the Pool

It’s not just the pool toys and accessories that need to be cleaned. Keeping the pool clean will make the process of closing your pool for fall easier. Aim for a quick cleaning every few days in the weeks leading up to fall. It’ll save you from having to do a time-consuming deep cleaning at the last minute.

 

  1. Perform a Pool Check-In

Chances are, you used your pool most days out of the summer. All that usage can lead to some wear and tear that may have gone unnoticed. Before you retire your pool for the season, its important check for these things that could cause problems:

  • Stains on the surface
  • Malfunctioning equipment
  • Algae growth
  • pH level (between 7.2. and 7.6 is optimal)

 

  1. Shock the Pool Water

You can shock the pool with a chlorine or non-chlorine shock. This will prevent any bacteria from growing in your pool while you’re not using it. Use one pound of shock per 10,000 gallons of water in your pool. If you’re going to be adding additional chemicals, like algaecide, make sure the chlorine level has returned to 1.0-3.0 ppm after the shock.

 

  1. Cover Your Pool

Protecting your pool from debris is an important step to prepping your pool for fall. To keep falling leaves out, make sure your pool cover is in good condition. Check for any tears or signs of mold before putting it over your pool. If your cover has any signs of damage, it may be time to invest in a new one.

 

As Houstonians prepares to wave good-bye to summer and say hello to fall, it’s important to make sure to take the right measures to keep your pool in the best shape possible. Champions Pool Repair & Service is ready to help with any questions you may have! Give us a call (281) 355-8504.

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