Earlier this month, we talked about how a pool heater or pool pump will let you keep the summer rolling just about as long as you want it to. All that added fun comes at a little bit of a cost, though, in the form of leaves. You can try and keep them out with a pool cover, but you’ll never be able to fully stop them. Once the leaves starting hitting the water you’ll need to do a little extra work to keep that pool clean. Here are a few tips on the best way to remove leaves from your pool.
Leaf rakes are what pool skimmers should have been all along. Instead of a flat screen that doesn’t hold much and isn’t very good at holding onto much, a leaf rake uses a net basket to actually collect and hold leaves. They work great for skimming leaves off the surface of your pool and they equally as good at scooping up leaves that have sunk and are sitting on the pool floor.
Optimize Skimmer Flow
Since leaves float before they sink, it’s important to get as many off the surface as possible. You can do this by increasing the amount of water flow through the skimmers instead of the main drain. In order to do this, simply close the main drain slightly. You can also purchase a skimmer accessory that direct leaves floating nearby into the skimmer. Be sure to check your skimmer baskets at least once a day to clean out the influx of leaves.
Paradise Pools is an Experienced Pool Installation and Renovation Company
At Paradise Pools, we believe in providing top quality products in a low-pressure atmosphere. We never want our clients to feel pressured into investing in a pool they do not completely love: we want you to choose Paradise Pools because you truly feel like we are the right fit for you. We are proud to say that we are not a volume builder because we prefer to take on fewer clients to ensure that we are able to focus on building pools to the best of our ability. Our clients’ satisfaction is our biggest priority and we go above and beyond to ensure that you are completely happy with the finished product.