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How to Get Your Pool Ready for Fall

How to Get Your Pool Ready for Fall

Now that September has arrived, it's time to start preparing your lawn and garden for the autumn. And if you have a swimming pool, you'll also need to perform a few maintenance tasks to ensure it does not get damaged when the cooler weather rolls in. Here's what our Chester County custom pool company suggests putting on your to-do list for fall pool preparation:

  • Conduct a thorough cleanup. The first step in closing up your pool at the end of the summer is to clear the pool and the surrounding area of pool toys, fallen branches, debris, etc. Getting these items out of the way will make it easier to complete repairs or other necessary maintenance tasks. Plus, this is a great opportunity to take inventory of your pool accessories, give them a good cleaning and get rid of any that have seen better days.
  • Look for signs of wear and tear. To keep your pool in top condition, it's important to check for issues every so often. The end of the season is the perfect time to do so! Things to look for include surface stains, tears or cracks in the pool liner, algae growth and broken equipment. If you find any of these things, you'll want to have them fixed before covering your pool for the off-season – otherwise, the problems may worsen and become more costly to repair.
  • Test and adjust your pool's levels. Checking the pH, chlorine and alkalinity levels in your pool regularly is essential to ensuring the water is balanced and safe for swimming. In addition, achieving the proper levels will keep your pool from becoming damaged while not in use during the cold months. The optimal pH level is between 7.2 and 7.6, the ideal chlorine level is 30 parts per million, and the recommended alkalinity level is between 80 and 125 parts per million.

Following these tips from our Chester County custom pool builder will ensure your pool stays clean and damage-free throughout the fall and winter, saving you money and time on pool maintenance when swimming season comes back around.

We'll Make Your Pool Area Look Amazing This Fall!

Just because you have to close up your swimming pool for the fall doesn't mean you can't have fun personalizing the surrounding area with beautiful landscaping! Here at Landscaping by Gaffney, we're experts at creating stunning, innovative pool settings that mesh perfectly with the rest of your yard.

Ready to have our custom pool-building company in Chester County work some magic on your yard? Give us a call at (610) 942-4122 or fill out our online contact form today. And if you're thinking of putting in a fire pit this autumn, don't miss our blog post on deciding on the right fire pit for your needs. We look forward to showing you why we're the landscaping and custom pool company Chester County residents depend on!