Arizona is blessed with temperate weather almost year-round. Yes there are those areas of the state that do see snow and even in Phoenix, Arizona you can see temperatures dip into the low 40s or 50s and the desert gets decidedly cold at night. How to swim year-round is something the swimming pool contractors from SwimRight Pool Service & Repair in Scottsdale, AZ talk with their pool service clients about regularly.
It is easier to swim year-round in Arizona than it might be in other states where the temperatures dip, and stay, in the below freezing temperatures.
If you want to use your pool year-round, know that we can provide swimming pool service and maintenance year-round for you as well.
How to swim year-round
What can you do to keep your pool swimmable even after the “usual” pool closing time has passed? Note: These tips may just work in all areas of the country!
- Install a swimming pool heater. You can use a solar heater (great for Arizona pool owners), a gas heater or a heat pump to keep the water warm enough to swim in. Heat pumps and solar are more effective in Arizona than in some parts of the country. A heat pump relies on the ambient air to warm the water and if the ambient air is freezing, it will need to work harder and may not be efficient.
- Never underestimate the power of a pool cover. If you have heated the water, the cover will help keep the heat trapped and will preserve the heat your pool water heater has generated. Solar pool covers or solar pool blankets not only harness the power of the sun, but also keep the warmth of the heated water in the pool.
- Use a pool enclosure. These structures cover your swimming pool and trap the heat while also protecting you from the elements. It’s a little like swimming under a greenhouse cover. They aren’t an inexpensive option, but if you want to swim, then why not look at the investment in this pool swimming season extension option!
Many people want to do what they can to extend their swim season and of course they would ! It’s fun to be in the pool and to have fun with friends and family.