How to Actively Remove Leaves from Inside of Your Pool 

In Pool Maintenance How To by Platinum Pools

If you have a pool in your backyard, you know how annoying it can be to deal with leaves falling into your water. Not only do they make your pool look dirty and uninviting, but they can also clog your filters, affect your water chemistry, and create a breeding ground for algae and bacteria. That’s why it’s important to actively remove leaves from inside of your pool and prevent them from accumulating. 

In this blog post, we’ll share some of the obvious ways to remove leaves from your pool, as well as some tips and tricks that you may not have thought of. By following these methods, you’ll be able to keep your pool water clear and sparkling all year round. 

Use a Skimmer Net 

  • The most basic and common way to remove leaves from your pool is to use a skimmer net. This is a mesh net attached to a long pole that you can use to scoop out leaves and other debris from the surface of your water. You should do this at least once a day, or more often if you have a lot of trees around your pool. 
  • To use a skimmer net effectively, you should move it slowly and gently across the water, avoiding creating too many ripples that can disturb the leaves and make them sink to the bottom. You should also empty the net frequently and dispose of the leaves properly, so they don’t blow back into your pool. 

Use a Pool Vacuum 

  • Another way to remove leaves from your pool is to use a pool vacuum. This is a device that sucks up leaves and other dirt from the bottom and sides of your pool. You can either use a manual pool vacuum, which you must move around yourself, or an automatic pool vacuum, which moves around on its own. 
  • To use a pool vacuum effectively, you should make sure that your pool filter is clean and working properly, so it can handle the extra load of debris. You should also make sure that your pool water level is high enough, so the vacuum can reach all the areas of your pool. You should vacuum your pool at least once a week, or more often if you have a lot of leaves in your pool. 

Use a Leaf Canister 

  • A leaf canister is a device that you can attach to your pool vacuum hose to trap leaves and other large debris before they reach your pool filter. This can help extend the life of your filter and reduce the need for backwashing. A leaf canister is especially useful if you have a lot of leaves in your pool, or if you have an automatic pool vacuum that runs frequently. 
  • To use a leaf canister effectively, you should check it regularly and empty it when it’s full. You should also rinse it with a hose to remove any dirt or algae that may have accumulated inside. You should replace the leaf canister when it shows signs of wear and tear, such as cracks or holes. 

Utilize an In-Floor System  

  • An in-floor system for a pool is a smart and convenient way to keep your pool clean and healthy. It consists of a network of pop-up nozzles that are installed on the pool floor, steps, and benches. These nozzles use water pressure to spray dirt and debris towards the main drain, where they are filtered out. The nozzles also circulate the water and chemicals evenly throughout the pool, reducing cold spots, heat loss, and chemical usage.  

Use a Pool Cover 

  • One of the best ways to prevent leaves from getting into your pool is to use a pool cover. A pool cover is a sheet of material that you can place over your pool when it’s not in use, to protect it from leaves, dust, rain, snow, and other contaminants. A pool cover can also help reduce water evaporation, heat loss, and chemical consumption, saving you money and energy. 
  • To use a pool cover effectively, you should make sure that it fits your pool size and shape, and that it’s securely fastened to the edges of your pool. You should also make sure that it’s clean and free of holes or tears, and that you remove it carefully and store it properly when you want to use your pool. 

Use a Leaf Catcher 

  • A leaf catcher is a device that you can install on top of your pool cover to catch leaves and other debris before they reach your pool water. A leaf catcher is usually made of mesh or netting material that allows water to pass through, but traps leaves and other solids. A leaf catcher can make it easier to clean your pool cover and reduce the weight and stress on it. 
  • To use a leaf catcher effectively, you should make sure that it covers your entire pool cover, and that it’s securely attached to it. You should also make sure that you remove the leaves and debris from the leaf catcher regularly, and that you wash it with a hose to prevent mold and mildew growth. You should replace the leaf catcher when it shows signs of wear and tear, such as fraying or ripping. 

There are many ways to actively remove leaves from inside of your pool and to prevent them from getting into your pool in the first place. By following these methods, you’ll be able to keep your pool water clean and healthy and enjoy your pool more. 

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