How To Prepare Your Swimming Pool For An Early Opening

1 December 2014
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog


If you are tired of the winter months and are ready to open your swimming pool up now, you could be having a hard time waiting for the summer months to hit. However, there are ways that you can prepare your swimming pool for a slightly early opening. If you follow these tips, you can have your swimming pool up and running, even if it's still springtime.

Have a Steam Truck Come and Heat Up Your Pool

Consider looking for local companies, such as Ojibway Oilfield Services Ltd, that have steam trucks. These companies will often send one of their trucks to your home and will use the hot steam to heat up your swimming pool. This is a great way to warm up your pool for the upcoming season and make swimming comfortable when it's not entirely hot outside.

Use a Pool Cover

After pre-heating your pool, it's a good idea to keep a pool cover over it when it's not in use. The cover will help keep the heat in and will keep your pool nice and warm when you aren't using it.

Install a Pool Heater

A pool heater can be purchased from any store that sells pool supplies, and you're sure to find it to be a worthwhile investment. Some pool heaters are gas-powered, but you can also look for a solar-powered option, which will be cheaper to operate and friendlier for the environment.

Use a Fire Pit Alongside the Pool

If you're concerned about being chilly when you get out of the pool, consider using a fire pit alongside it. You can buy standalone units from just about any mass market retail store or garden center, and they're great for both heating up the pool area and providing a nice, seasonal atmosphere to help get you in the mood to take a dip in the pool.

Adjust Your Pool's Chemistry Accordingly

Your pool's water chemistry is likely to be different when the water is colder, so don't add the same amount of chemicals that you always do. Instead, use a testing strip to keep your pool's chemistry at a proper level.

Opening your pool during the early spring can be a great idea if you're tired of the cold weather. Just follow these tips, and your pool should be ready for an early opening. Then, you can enjoy a nice, comfortable swimming experience, even if your neighbors haven't opened up their pools just yet.