Its never to soon to begin thinking about extending your swimming season in Arizona. Gilbert Arizona is an amazing place to live and during the winter months it is one of the best places on the earth. However when summer rolls around it can be challenging. The extreme heat drives away the snowbirds and traps residents indoors. One of the best ways to cope with the Arizona heat is to own a swimming pool. If you have a swimming pool in your back yard you can find reasons to go outside during the summer months and also provide some entertainment when there isn’t much else going on.
One problem with owning a pool is how short the actual swimming season can be. It takes a long time to for the pool to heat up naturally, especially if you have a deeper diving pool. For larger pools it can be late May or even June before the pool if comfortable for many to swim in. Another problem many encounter is that once the pool is swimable it isn’t long before it heats up to an uncomfortable temperature.
These issues leave the ideal swimming season in Arizona to only a few weeks of the year. Here at The Reeves Team we are here to help you get the most out of your pool. With only a few small tweaks you can get in your pool earlier, keep your pool temperature reasonable during the peak of the heat, and stay in your pool longer so you can enjoy your investment as long as possible.
Use a Solar Pool Cover
Solar pool covers can be purchased for less than 100$ and they can make a huge difference. These Solar covers or “blankets” are designed to heat up during the day and also retain the heat at night. These solar covers can be trimmed to fit any size pool and will add weeks or even months to the usable time of your pool season. A side benefit to these covers is that it will also help keep your water from evaporating as quickly, so who knows you might even be saving money by purchasing one of these.
Keeping Your Pool Cool During Peak Summer
Another problem many of our clients talk about is that the pool becomes so hot during the peak season that it is not enjoyable. There are a couple of quick tricks that will help you keep that pool reasonable during the hottest months. The biggest tip is to run your pool filter at night. If you run the filter at night when the air is cooler it will help the water to evaporate and make the pool more enjoyable when you enter it the next morning. Another practical tip is if you are planning on having a party and want the pool to be refreshing dump some ice in it. It may sound strange, but once you get past the silliness of it, it makes sense doesn’t it? Just be aware, its going to take a decent about of ice to make a dent in the temperature if you have a large pool. The last tip to help cool down the pool is to install a water fountain in you pool. Moving the water will keep it cooler and more refreshing. In addition to installing a fountain a pool slide or waterfall will also accomplish the same thing. Adding these features will also make your pool more fun and add to your property value.
Do you have any other tips for extending your pool season? Let us know in the comments below!