Seasons Magazine December 2017

How to extend your pool season

In this article we discuss and explain two different types of pool heating that are available to help you get a longer swimming season out of your pool.

Our summer has become quite unpredictable – when is it going to arrive  and how long is it going to be around for.  You’ve just spent money getting your pool ready to use so it just might be worth giving some thought into how simple it could  be to extend your pool season and squeeze a few extra weeks (or longer!) out of the season and get more use out of your pool.

Pool Covers

Adding a pool cover can help to warm up your pool. With a variety of options to fit any size pool, a pool cover uses the power of the sun to warm the pool water during the day and trap in heat overnight. At zero energy cost and a minimal initial outlay,  pool covers provide the most affordable way to extend your pool season. Simply keep the pool covered when not in use, and reap the benefits of a warmer pool when you want to swim!

Pool covers also provided the following added benefits:

  • minimising water loss due to evaporation
  • holding chlorine in the pool longer – saving on chemical use
  • automatic pool cleaners still work with the cover on
  • can be used all year round to help keep debris out of the pool and making swimming season start up much easier.
Heat Pumps

Nothing feels better than a full body plunge into a soothingly warm pool. Warm water wraps around you and relaxes every muscle in your body. The entire family will enjoy more time in the pool. Think about all the extra months of fun, exercise and sheer relaxation.

Make use of an energy efficient heat pump, where for every unit of electricity you pay for you get 4 to 5 times the amount of energy back.  There is an initial  outlay, however, they pay for themselves over time providing you with a pool at the perfect temperature for family enjoyment even when the temperature drops below what is usually considered swimming weather. Since they don’t rely on sunshine they are effective even during periods of poor weather. Who wouldn’t love another few weeks of water fun?!

For further information on what is best for your pool contact the team at Maurice’s Pools & Spas in Cambridge and Hamilton.

For further information on what is best for your pool contact the team at Maurice’s Pools & Spas in Cambridge and Hamilton.