Fall is the time when many of you close your pool. While it’s not time to close while the temps stay warm, it is time to think about it.

We’ve put together a list of 11 things you should do before closing your pool. Plan to start tackling this list about two weeks before closing day. Read more

Pool party movie night coming your way!

The kids are back in school, and weekends are special family time. You created a lot of memories this summer, but you’d like to keep creating them all year round.

Plus, sometimes you just want to stay at home instead of taking everyone out. Here’s a trick to make your weekends extra special!

Let’s look at how to host a pool party movie night this weekend. Read more

It’s always better to close late and open early when it comes to your swimming pool.

Your pool water needs to be consistently below 65 degrees to avoid algae growth and other problems. Read more

Labor Day is finally here. Your kids have been playing games in the pool all summer long. They just might be looking for something new and different!

If so, check out these five super fun Labor Day Pool games. Read more

Alex water testing is your friend when you open your pool, close your pool, and all season long! This computerized water testing program is vital to the health and clarity of your swimming pool.

The Alex water testing program was developed by BioGuard, and they are pioneers in this field. No other water testing software an come close. As industry leaders in their field, BioGuard has developed an amazing system, and we offer it to you for free! Read more

Do you watch your favorite four-legged friend when he or she goes outside? Do they love your swimming pool? Do they drink the water?

It’s really not a good idea for dogs to drink pool water.

In this article, we look at how to keep your dog from drinking pool water. Read more

Did you know that it’s vital to test your swimming pool water often throughout the pool season?

Did you also know we will test your water for free? In this article, we look at why you should use our free Alex water testing all season long! Read more

You want a beautiful green lawn, and you want a crystal clear swimming pool. Do these things go together well? Lawn fertilizer can cause problems for your pool.

Why? It’s because what makes your grass green makes algae grow in your pool.In this article, we look at how to care for your lawn without hurting your pool.

Lawn Fertilizer Can Damage the Pool

You definitely want to keep pool fertilizer away from your swimming pool. The chemicals you lose on your lawn can cause you major headaches.

If you’re doing your own lawn maintenance, take special care to keep the fertilizer away from the pool. If you’re using a lawn service, make sure you talk to them about how and where to apply the fertilizer to keep it away from your pool.

What’s more, if you use too much fertilizer on your lawn, it causes run offs from sprinkler water and rain. These run offs make their way into storm drains, lakes, streams, and even your inground swimming pool.

Most fertilizers contain nitrogen and phosphorous. These will send your pool chemical levels into a tailspin while depleting the oxygen in your pool.

The end result is algae and cloudy water.

If you find you have this problem, we encourage you to add phosphates and more chlorine with BioGuard pool chemicals.

Be Careful with Blowing Grass

Many lawn services are guilty of mowing and then blowing all the grass clippings all over the neighborhood. We encourage you to not do this as well.

Do try to pick up your grass clippings, at least in your backyard, so they don’t blow into your pool.

All of that organic material will also cause your pool problems.

Once the grass clippings fall to the bottom of your pool they decompose and oxidize. If you’ve recently fertilized you end up with algae issues and phosphates in your water.

Phosphates cause algae growth, and algae eats up your chlorine.

We advise you to be careful if you’re handling your own grass clippings and talk to your lawn service about avoiding these issues by blowing grass clippings away from the pool or using a bagging mower.

You can also try skimming the grass clippings from your pool with a net after you mow.

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Add Landscaping Between Pool and Lawn

Another way to keep yard waste out of your swimming pool is to create a natural buffer.

A good rule of thumb is to keep your grass at least three feet away from your pool. You can do this with landscaping and patio space.

Final Thoughts

Caring for your pool and your lawn is a delicate balancing act.

Lawn maintenance season and pool season are intertwined, and with a little planning and communication with your lawn crew, you can make sure your grass and your pool thrive all summer long.

Need pool service? Our expert staff is here to help. Simply give us a call, a text, or contact us below!

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Jessica reminds us back-to-school means it’s time to start thinking about closing the pool this fall. Call to get on the schedule now and come grab the proper BioGuard winter chemicals to put your pool in hibernation! Read more

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