How to Keep Leaves Out of Your Pool

How to Keep Leaves Out of Your Pool

As fall comes around, so do the leaves . . . into your pool! Read on for tips on how to keep them out.

As school is about to start up again, some people start to close their pools, but there’s no need to close the pool when the weather is still nice. It is this time, however, that an annual concern looms on the horizon: autumn leaves falling in the pool. It is part of your yearly maintenance, and how to deal with this may be a puzzle. No worries; below are your essential tips on how to keep those leaves out of your pool.


Go to the source of the problem: the trees. Removing trees can be a great hassle, especially if the appearance of your property would suffer without its lofty branches. A pool property without trees can also cause the homeowner to lose privacy, as well as disrupt the ecosystem of the area. However, if you have a few overhanging branches, trimming these back will exponentially decrease the load of leaves you would otherwise have to deal with. For more pool landscaping tips, check out this blog post here.

Leaf Blocks

Leaf blocks refer to anything used to deter the wind from blowing leaves into your pool. Since your Maryland pool requires a fence to keep children, pets, and others from falling or jumping in, installing a privacy fence can greatly help. If your existing fence has great spaces in between its panels, you can add boards or netting to keep leaves out. Other blockers include hedges and ground covers. 

Leaf Nets

Leaf nets are a mesh cover that typically go on top of winter pool covers during the winter. However, in the spring or fall, a leaf net can work just as well to catch falling debris. Just make sure to clean off the leaves regularly and to keep the net taut so as to avoid the net sinking from the weight of the leaves.

Pool Covers

A well-made pool cover will decently guard your pool from leaves and debris. Every pool should have one, especially when temperatures drop. There are different types of pool covers, like automatic, winter, safety, and solar ones. Here at Regina Pools & Spas, we can help you determine which works for your pool, as well as assist in any pool maintenance issues.

Pool Maintenance with Regina Pools

At Regina Pools & Spas, located in Timonium, MD, customers have designed the way our business is run and have shaped our unique service philosophy: “Do it when they want, the way they want, and with what they want.” We hope to care for each person throughout the many years that they enjoy our products. We have an outstanding record with the Maryland Home Improvement Commission and have won diverse awards and recognitions for our pools and spas, including being the first Maryland pool company in the Aqua 100 Hall of Fame. Stop by our showroom or contact us by calling 410-252-5116 or emailing Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and Houzz!

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