A common problem that pool owners encounter is keeping animals, rodents, bugs, and other critters out of their pool water. Unfortunately, it happens all the time, and it compromises the look and safety of the pool water. You may find yourself constantly reaching for the skimmer to scoop out all sorts of creepy crawly pests.

The thing is, these animals and bugs love water. But as a pool owner, you’ll want to prioritize keeping these buggers out of your pool after it’s been installed by your local Austin pool builders. Here are a few things you can do to keep them out. 

Trim Nearby Trees

Animals and bugs live and hang out in trees, bushes, and foliage. So, if you have this greenery near your pool, make sure to keep them trimmed and tidy. This is especially true if any branches are abutting or hanging over your pool. 

While landscaping is important for your pool area, you’ll want it to be far enough away from your pool that pests won’t have an easy way to get to the water. With more distance between the greenery and your pool, the less likely pests will jump into the water. 

Put Up a Barrier Fence

This may be a no-brainer, but having a barrier fence around your pool is essential if your yard isn’t already fenced. Your local bylaws will require this structure if you have a pool in your backyard. But not only is a barrier fence great for keeping kids and pets safe, it can also be a great way to keep animals out. 

As such, consider the type of fence you put up to keep these critters out. For instance, instead of a chain link fence that easily allows smaller animals in, consider a more solid barrier that will prevent unwanted guests from creeping in. 

Cover Your Pool

While this might not be convenient if you have an extra-large pool or a non-geometric shape pool, a pool cover is still a great way to keep animals out of the water. To make things more convenient for you, consider installing a pool cover that automatically opens and closes with the push of a button. 

If you need more help maintaining or sprucing up your pool, reach out to your local Austin pool builders today!