Autumn is a gorgeous season, considering all the colors that manifest in the tree leaves. Also, the climate is cooler. While it is a season most people look forward to, the home must be prepared to be able to endure the changes. The pool area is one that would need thorough preparation because it is outdoors and it needs to be in good condition when summer finally comes up. Here are basic things you need to do before autumn comes:
Clean and Repair the Pool Area
Remove any debris in the pool and around the deck. You may have to do this through autumn as well with all the leaves falling from trees or being blown in by the wind. Leaves left to rot on the concrete pool deck could damage the surface terribly. If the pool decking already has existing damage, a concrete resurfacing is a quick, affordable, but highly effective solution. Pool deck resurfacing is ideal for most types of damage, such as cracks, spalling, discoloration, and more.
Check and Balance Water pH and Level
Water pH is the amount of chlorine and other chemicals in the water. It needs to be balanced to inhibit the growth of any bacteria or organisms in the water while it is not in use. The water level is also important. However, it would depend on several factors like pool material to determine the right level for yours. Consult a local pool decking expert for this information.
Inspect and Shut Down Filtration System
The filtration system of a pool needs to be off during autumn and winter to prevent damage. Before shutting it down, check the system first. Inspect every and watch out for anything loose or worn out. Replace damaged parts immediately. Blow out any water left in the lines to keep it from freezing during winter. If you are unsure about this, hire someone to do an inspection.
Cover and Secure the Pool
Once everything has been checked, balanced, or repaired, you may now put on the pool cover. If you don’t have one yet, consult a pro to make sure that it is appropriate. Choose one that is durable and secure enough to keep children and pets from accidentally falling into the pool. It is also important to choose one that is easy and safe to put on and remove for when summer comes.