Just because the weather has gotten colder doesn’t mean you have to shut your pool down. If you want to keep doing laps in your pool every day, you’ll first need to install a heater. Make sure you have proper freeze protection in place, so the water remains in liquid form, as well as a plan for a power outage. Read on and use these tips to continue using your pool in the winter.
Install a Heater
Even in Arizona, it can get cold during the winter. If you plan on keeping your pool open and using it regularly, you will need to have your pool professional install a heater. This will keep the outdoor conditions from freezing the water, and it will make swimming much more comfortable. Even if you enjoy cold water, you don’t want to crash into a block of ice while you’re doing your morning laps.
Use Freeze Protection
Running your pump keeps the water moving, which makes it less likely to freeze. If you don’t want to keep going out in the cold to run the pump and move the water around, use a freeze protection system. This will turn on your pump automatically whenever the temperature is too low, so you don’t have to go out and keep checking on your pool.
Have a Power Failure Plan
If your pump stops working, your water stops moving. When your water stops moving, it’s more likely to freeze. Make sure you have a backup plan in case of a power outage, so you can keep your pool open and comfortable. Consider looking into generators that automatically kick in when the power goes out and activate your pump again.
It’s possible to use your pool all year long if you know what you’re doing, and TMC Custom Pools & Renovations can offer any kind of help you need. Look through our website or call us at (520) 797-0168 or (480) 545-7665 today.