Anyone with a pool knows that leaves and debris can prevent it from looking clean and shiny. The leaves are not only unappealing, but they also create problems for your pool. There are three main problems that leaves can create in your pool. First, the leaves can clog the baskets and filters and cause the pump and filtration system to malfunction. Other leaves decompose quickly in water and are a food source for beetles. Thirdly, the leaves contribute to the growth of algae in the pool.
Cleaning the leaves from the pool can be a tedious job
They clog up most vacuum cleaners, so you need to constantly pull large blades out of the suction mechanism for the vacuum to work properly. The leaves sit on the surface of the water for a relatively short time. Then they sink to the bottom where they will begin to decay.
If you regularly have a large number of leaves, make sure you have a pump and filtration system that can handle them. You may want to have more suction cups which will allow at least some filters in the basket. They should be checked frequently to make sure the leaves are not stuck or clogged in the basket.
Which is the best way to prevent leaves from your pool?
Regularly removing leaves from the surface is the best way to prevent leaves from becoming a problem in your pool. For removal, use a high-quality skimmer with a large surface area. Get in the habit of browsing the pool completely before covering yourself up at night. Try to remove the leaves from the surface before they start to fall and head down. When the leaves fall apart, they fall apart into small pieces that will have to break through your filter system.
You will also need to check and clean the baskets regularly. They can easily become clogged with large sheets and can damage the pump. When the baskets are clogged, they stop the proper functioning of the filtration system. If you have left, you will need to inspect the baskets several times a day.
Pool filtration and pumping systems can only get to clean the pool leaves. Most of the leaves will need to be removed manually. To keep a pool clean and free of algae, you should first consider placing a pool in your garden. Avoid placing the pool directly under the trees and consider the wind direction when you are near the trees. If you need to install the pool near the trees, directly remove the branches that cross the pool.
Use pool cover to eliminate entry of leaves
Sometimes, especially in the fall, you can’t help but find yourself in the line of fire of many leaves. At that point, make sure you use a pool cover whenever you’re not in the pool. This will help eliminate the entry of large quantities of leaves. Keep a small pan or bucket of water to wash your feet before entering the pool to reduce leaves and other debris found on wet feet in the pool.
Educate yourself on how to clean a green swimming pool by cleaning and replacing the filter frequently to avoid clogging. Cleaning the leaves from the pool requires constant vigilance. If you take the necessary steps to keep your pool clean, you will reap the rewards with a perfectly clean pool.