Now that the days are getting shorter and the weather is getting colder, your home maintenance routine changes too. If you own a vinyl pool in your backyard, you need to start preparing a plan for maintaining it throughout these chilly months. DMG Pool Builders has some pool maintenance tips for the fall. And if you need the help of experts, we are only a call away! We service the Houston area and are always ready to help.
Remove Leaves From Your Vinyl Pool
During this time of the year, it is crucial to use your skimmer to remove any leaves or debris that fall into the pool. You will be using the skimmer more frequently during the fall, as the old leaves make their way off the trees. The sooner you bring out the pool cover, the less time you will spend removing the soggy leaves. This pool maintenance tip is crucial.
Inspect Pool Cover Regularly
Now that the days are colder, you are less likely to go swimming outdoors. It’s time to bring out the pool cover. Before you cover the vinyl pool, ensure that there aren’t any leaves or other debris sticking to the inside. You don’t want to have old soggy leaves stuck to the cover for months.
As leaves start to fall, so do branches and other types of objects, such as acorns. These sharper objects can puncture holes into the pool cover. If there are holes or tears in the pool cover, they need to be repaired before other objects fall onto it. Otherwise, the repair becomes more expensive or you will need to get a completely new cover. Inspect your pool cover regularly to ensure that there aren’t any holes when branches fall.
Check Pool Chemicals and Clean Filters
Your pool needs a lot more chemicals in the summertime when it is being used more often. Now that fall is approaching, the number of chemicals can be reduced significantly. Throw out any remaining chemicals before closing the pool for the winter. You shouldn’t use these old chemicals in the following year.
Make sure the pool filter and pump are clean before fall begins. Also, check the pool’s heater to ensure that it works properly and is ready for the colder temperatures if you plan to use the pool during these months still.
Clean Up the Yard Around the Pool
Pick up any toys or items around the pool that can get blown into it. The storms were delayed this summer, which means they will be making more appearances during the fall months. We recommend trimming nearby trees and bushes to avoid any branches or other debris from getting blown into the pool.
DMG Pool Builders Is Ready to Help
Our experts can inspect your pool pumps, filters, heaters, and more to ensure they work properly. We can also ensure that the appropriate pool chemicals are in place. If your pool cover or another aspect of your pool needs a repair or replacement, we are on it. Follow these pool maintenance tips and give DMG Pool Builders a call today to schedule an appointment for this fall.