Dealing with Pool Debris and Contaminants in the Rainy Season

Dealing with Pool Debris and Contaminants in the Rainy Season

As the rainy season approaches, pool owners are concerned about the accumulation of debris and contaminants in their pools. This guide provides helpful tips and strategies for effectively managing leaves and other unwanted materials to keep your pool clean and clear throughout the rainy season.


Clean and skim your pool regularly.

One of the most important steps in keeping your pool clean during the rainy season is to regularly clean and skim the water. It will help remove any leaves, twigs, or other debris that may have fallen into the pool. Use a pool skimmer or net to skim the water surface and remove any visible debris. Additionally, make sure to clean out the pool's skimmer basket and pump basket regularly to prevent clogs and ensure proper filtration. By regularly cleaning and skimming your pool, you can prevent the accumulation of debris and contaminants, keeping your pool clean and clear all season long.

If you observe the presence of green algae in your pool, go ahead with Clear Maxx Pool Flocculant. After regular intervals, keep using Pool Maxx Pool Disinfectant & Chlorine-Free Cleaner. 


Use a pool cover to prevent debris from entering the water.

Another effective way to keep debris and contaminants out of your pool during the rainy season is to use a pool cover. A pool cover acts as a barrier, preventing leaves, dirt, and other debris from entering the water. When it rains, the cover will also help to keep rainwater from mixing with the pool water, reducing the risk of contamination. There are various types of pool covers available, including solid covers and mesh covers. Solid covers provide complete protection and are ideal for keeping out debris, while mesh covers allow water to pass through while still keeping out larger debris. Whichever type of cover you choose, make sure it fits securely over your pool and is properly anchored to prevent it from being blown off during strong winds. Using a pool cover during the rainy season will significantly reduce the amount of cleaning and maintenance required, allowing you to enjoy a clean and clear pool all season long.


Maintain proper water chemistry and balance.

Proper water chemistry and balance are crucial for keeping your pool clean and clear, especially during the rainy season. Rainwater can introduce contaminants and throw off the pH and chlorine levels in your pool. Test the water regularly & adjust the chemical levels as needed. The pH should be between 7.2 and 7.6, and the chlorine level should be between 1 and 3 parts per million. You can use Pool Maxx Test Strips or a water testing kit to monitor these levels. If the pH or chlorine levels are off, you can use Pool Maxx pH Down - pH decreaser or Pool Maxx pH Up - pH increaser to bring them back into the proper range. Additionally, make sure to regularly clean and maintain your pool's filtration system to ensure it is working effectively and removing any debris or contaminants from the water. By maintaining proper water chemistry and balance, you can prevent algae growth, cloudy water, and other issues that can arise during the rainy season.

Check out our 3 C's Of Pool Care Routine: Chemistry for more information. 


Shock your pool after heavy rainfall.

After heavy rainfall, it is important to shock your pool to kill any bacteria or contaminants that may have been introduced into the water. Rainwater can bring in dirt, debris, and pollutants, which can lead to cloudy water and algae growth if not properly treated. Shocking your pool involves adding a higher dose of Chloro Maxx 90 TCCA granules or other pool sanitizers like Pool Maxx pool cleaner to the water to kill any bacteria or algae. Follow the instructions on the Chloro Maxx 90 shock treatment for the proper dosage and application method. It is recommended to shock your pool after heavy rainfall or whenever you notice a decrease in water clarity. It will help maintain a clean and clear pool throughout the rainy season.

If you have a pool that has turned cloudy, you can use Sparkle Maxx Pool Clarifier. It helps to easily clear the water.


Use a pool vacuum to remove any remaining debris or contaminants.

After shocking your pool, use a pool vacuum to remove any remaining debris or contaminants. It will help ensure that your pool water is clean and clear. Move the vacuum head along the bottom of the pool, slowly and methodically, to pick up any debris or contaminants. Pay special attention to areas where debris tends to accumulate, such as corners and steps. Once you have vacuumed the entire pool, remove the vacuum head and hose from the water. Empty the debris bag or filter it and clean it thoroughly. Repeat this process as needed throughout the rainy season to keep your pool free from debris and contaminants.




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