Leaves can carry pollen and pesticides that contaminate pool water.

Pollen particles can accumulate and form a layer on the water’s surface that can clog your pool filter. Pollen may also trigger allergies for swimmers, causing sneezing and itchy eyes. Additionally, pollen can contribute to water cloudiness and serve as additional nutrients for algae, making it easier to grow.

Leaves may also harbour pesticides, herbicides, and other chemicals that will affect pool water quality and potentially harm swimmers.

Quickly removing leaves from your pool is essential to avoid all potential hazards.