Top Swimming Pool Accessories To Enjoy Cool Days
When the weather starts to cool down, most homeowners believe they need to shut down their pool until summer starts to heat up again. But today’s pool products and accessories can push your swimming season from early spring through the fall — and put energy savings in your pocketbook during the summer too. Consider the investment you’ve made in your outdoor living space. Products that allow you to enjoy your pool a few months more every year can give you a better return on it.
Swimming pool appliances to help you enjoy chillier weather
Snow-melting cable systems can be installed fairly easily underneath patio areas to keep outdoor areas warm and free of frost and snow. Pricing begins at $10 per square foot for materials only.
Automatic freeze protection can keep your water flowing, even in freezing temperatures. Such systems automatically turn on the water features in your pool when the temperature drops below a certain preset point.
Heat pumps are an exceptionally energy efficient and environmentally friendly way to heat your swimming pool. Heat pumps use less energy than conventional oil, gas, or electric heating systems and save you money. The Heat pump extracts heat from the air around it, intensifies it with a compressor, and delivers it to the water while cool air is expelled from the top of the unit. Simply put, heat pumps use electricity to capture heat and move it from one place to another. The electricity used to power the unit operates the compressor and fan, along with the other controls and electronics. For a heat pump to operate effectively, the temperature outside should be 45°F or higher because the higher the temperature, the more heat can be extracted and converted.
An inexpensive out-of-pool option is an outdoor heater, which can warm a swim-up bar or other gathering space, or simply the area where swimmers get out of the pool. Look into wall-mounted options as well as freestanding units.
If you’re still in the process of planning your pool, consider adding a fire element for those chillier autumn nights. This fire pit integrated with the pool design provides not only another entertainment area for the homeowner and guests, but a warm reprieve for swimmers during cooler weather.
After investing the money that you have in a pool, it makes sense that you want to get as much use as possible out of it. By installing a pool heater, you can not only extend the length of time each day that you use your pool, but you can actually extend the length of the swimming season.
Solar blankets prevent night time heat loss, reduce evaporation of expensive pool chemicals and water and capture the energy of the sun to raise pool water temperature. A huge benefit to using a solar pool cover is the Energy Savings you can realize by having the solar blanket on your pool. If your running a pool heater, why not keep more of the heat you’re paying for in the swimming pool. Run your heater less by retaining more heat in your pool. Solar pool covers equal Energy Savings.