As you begin to enjoy your pool this summer, there are some unique problems that you may have to deal with for pool care. Do you have plants and shrubs around your pool area for privacy? These can be great features for your outdoor space but a problem when it comes to maintenance. The following summer pool area upkeep information will help you deal with maintenance, pollen, and plants that cause problems.
Make Sure To Trim Shrubs in Pool Areas—The first thing that needs to be done to deal with potential plant problems around your pool is trimming shrubs. Start by pruning any trees, shrubs, and plants that are near your pool in early spring. You will also want to keep them trimmed throughout the summer months to keep the green features attractive and to prevent debris from falling in the water.
Use Your Pool Cover Frequently—Today, many pools have modern covers installed, which are safety covers for the winter months. These covers can also be used to help protect your pool water from leaf debris during the summer months and keep the pool area safe when no one is using the pool. Therefore, try to use the pool cover when there is a lot of debris falling from trees, shrubs, and plants or when there is a high pollen count in the air.
Regularly Check Skimmers and Leaf Traps—The shrubs, trees, and other plants near the pool area could cause leaf debris to get into the pool. The leaves are eventually sucked up by the skimmers, but the debris can cause a problem and restrict flow to the pump. Therefore, you want to do daily checks of the skimmer baskets if possible. In addition, there is a leaf trap at the pump with a clear plastic top. You want to frequently check the leaf trap for debris and clean it if necessary. If the debris is not restricting the flow of water, a pool maintenance service can clean the leaf trap when you have other maintenance done.
Monitor Chlorine Levels and Use A Clarifier—The most important thing you need to do is monitor the chlorine levels. You will want to check the chlorine and PH levels more frequently when there are high pollen levels or plants near the pool that are beginning to pollinate. In addition, you may want to use a water clarifier treatment to allow pollen particles to sink to the bottom of the pool, where they can be sucked up by a robot or vacuum.
These things will help you deal with maintenance, pollen, and plants that cause problems with your pool. If you need help with upkeep, contact a pool maintenance service.