Swimming Pool Maintenance Tips for Fall

At So Cal Pool Plaster, we believe that there’s no greater time than this current fall season to get maintenance done on your swimming pool. With the weather cooling down, certain adjustments are required in your approach to maintaining your pool. Accomplishing such work now is a useful exercise that will pay dividends in helping you avoid future cumbersome upkeep. Now before you make any repairs or changes to your swimming pool, here are some maintenance tips for this fall season.

Regular Cleaning

The arrival of fall brings with it cooler temperatures and descending leaves. Anybody with a pool should expect leaves and other debris to be floating around and under its surface. Make sure to periodically clean your pool by removing such debris. Not doing so could lead to possible algae growth and other bacterial issues to occur.

Get the Repairs Done

Something that you want to take advantage of during the fall season is the cooler weather. Colder days mean less frequent use of your pool. This is the time to get your repairs done. Repairing your pool usually means that it’s out of commission for a period of time. Do your repairs now so that you can avoid future inconvenience.  

Keep in Mind the Weather

Depending on your area, the fall season often sees an increase in rainy weather. Increased rain means that the chemicals in your pool could become diluted making it more susceptible to algae. Add additional chemicals to your pool to ensure that this does not happen.

Run the Pump

The colder weather of fall means that you’ll have to adjust the length of time you run the pump for your pool. The general consensus is to run your pool pump one hour for every ten degrees Fahrenheit. It’s likely that with cooler temperatures, the amount of time you run your pump will lessen. 

Shock the Pool

With fall bringing into play all of these factors and general volatility, an approach that pool owners should consider is shocking. Shocking involves adding chlorine or non-chlorine chemicals to your pool to ensure that all algae and bacteria are wiped out. It’s a clean slate for your pool. 

If you’re seeking to make your swimming pool look and feel brand new, So Cal Pool Plaster offers exceptional cosmetic and structural pool restoration services that will make it happen. For further consultation about our services give us a call today at (714) 617-8182. We prioritize the needs of our customers and will provide you with a free estimate for your next project.