Leaf Me Alone!

Are your leaves falling at a rapid rate? Chances are the meaning of fall reins true for the leaves in your pool. It is imperative to keep your pool free of leaves and debris. Make sure you skim your pool daily and empty your nets. 

Additionally make sure you watch your water levels. Heavy rainfall can cause your pool to overflow. You can can eliminate that extra water through back washing your pool. If you don’t know how to operate your pump, call the experts at Kokomo Pool Care and they’ll show you how.  

During rainy days, be sure to give your pool the chemicals it needs to stay clear as rain tends to turn pools green.

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Also, remember that keeping lines open is key.  If a line gets clogged one could see pressure build up and pipes separate, pumps run dry, and worse! This is the time of year that causes these issues to occur as the season changes, so don’t delay!

Additionally make sure you watch your water levels. Heavy rainfall can cause your pool to overflow. You can can eliminate that extra water through back wash or simply wasting water from you pool. If you don’t know how to operate your pump, call the experts at Kokomo Pool Care and they’ll show you how.  

During rainy days, be sure to give your pool the chemicals it needs to stay clear as rain and debris tends to turn pools green.  It’s that pH level thing!

Have us check your lines, filters and make sure your equipment is running smoothly! Our experts at Kokomo Pool Care are here to help. Call today for a free consult.

It’s Leaf Falling Season- Keep Your Pool Free of Leaves!

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It’s leaf falling season, so what does that mean for your pool? If you ignore it, your pool will end up with a pile of leaves at the bottom, as well as floating leaves that can stain your liner. Additionally the extra leaves will cause you to use more chemicals quickly and have to brush your pool more often.

With the season change we get so much organic debris dropping in our pools, which allows algae to develop. Algae is no different than other plant forms that require nourishment to grow. Phosphates are the means by which algae spores flourish. They enter the pool through dust, debris, leaves, and even the sweat and oils from our skin. As a result, we will see more green algae. Keeping the pool chemicals in check with a clean pool and filter is a must!

When you regularly landscape your yard, be sure to blow all the leaves far away from the pool and pick them up so they don’t end up in your pool. Trim long branches on trees that hang over your pool often to keep unnecessary leaves from falling directly into your pool. If your pool cover become full of leaves, then you might want to use a blower to remove them from the cover, before pulling it off so they leaves don’t make their way into the pool.

Water circulation and your skimmers play an integral role on how leaves are captured while in the pool. Make sure you adjust your return fittings (or jets) so there is a slight ripple on the surface sending the debris in a clockwise motion. This will help push leaves into the skimmers where they will get sucked into the baskets. Also, make sure your water level is about midway on your tile so the skimmers can do their magic.

Skimming your pool daily will also help eliminate any leaves that are falling into your pool. Don’t dump your leaves too close to the pool on the lawn nearby, or the wind will only blow them back in.

If you have any questions about how to better clean your pool this season, please reach out to the pool care experts at Kokomo Pool Care.

6 Tips to Keeping Your Pool Clean This Swimming Season

There are many benefits to owning a pool in Texas. Being able to cool down when it’s 100+ degrees is simply refreshing, not to mention fun! Family time in your own pool is something you’ll always treasure. It is important to know how to run your pool your efficiently. It will save you time and money, not to mention the good it does for the environment. See our top tips below for having an awesome pool experience.

  • Tip 1: Don’t waste your water

Leakage and evaporation can cause major frustrations for pool owners. Thousands of gallons of water can leak even from a tiny hole so it’s important to check your pool as well as underground for unwarranted leaks. Kokomo Pool Care can fix any leaks in your system, and if you’re uncertain about whether or not you have one, call Kokomo and they’ll assess the situation.

 

  • Tip #2: Installing a timer on your pump can save you hundreds

I have a rule, it’s called no stagnant water! Water that fails to circulate causes algae to grow on the walls as well as attracts mosquitos. Before you know it, you will have a fishpond rather than a crystal clear swimming pool! Using a timer allows you to run your pump at optimal times of the day for 9 to 10 hours, to keep water moving at a nice, even pace.

 

  • Tip #3: Choose the right pump

Did you know that most homeowners save a significant amount of money on their electric bills by reducing the size of their pumps? This helps eliminate recurring maintenance bills. The right pump for your pool is key. If your equipment is far from the pool, you might need a larger pump to facilitate the output needed.

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  • Tip #4: Test your pool’s pH and chlorine levels.

Having the right recipe of chemicals is instrumental to having a clean pool. Make sure you test              regularly and our pool experts can certainly do that for you and help regulate your pool’s pH balance and    chlorine levels.

 

  • Tip #5: Cover the basics

Always skim your pool and keep it clean from leaves and other debris. Always empty your skimmers so they don’t get clogged with too many twigs and leaves.

 

  • Tip #6: Have fun and be safe this swim season

Take time to appreciate your pool. Our pool professionals help make your life a lot simpler buy handling all the work for you. Let us know how we can help and safe swimming!