It is hot outside and your pool is starting to feel like bath water! Read a few tips to help cool your pool water.
Water Features- Fountains and waterfalls can help lower the temperature in your pool by causing water evaporation which cools the water. Running the water feature during the night is most effective.
Ice- Ice can cool your pools water but is not the most effective way to do so. It would take an excessive amount of ice to cool the pool water. We do not suggest this method.
Shade your pool- Consider planting some pool friendly trees that have low litter around the pool area. You may also install an awning to shade the area.
Run your pool filter at night- The air is cooler at night and will act as an imitation evaporative cooling system.
Aerator- This is the easiest and most efficient way to cool your pool water off. Running the aerator at night is most effective.
Pool Cooler- Although pool coolers can be expensive it can make a 10-15 degree difference in the temperature of your pool.
Install misters near the pool- This will help reduce the temperature around the pool and will help the pool waters temperature drop.
It is now the official monsoon season in Arizona which means our pools will need some extra care before and after the storm hits. Here are a few ways you can manage your pool during monsoon season.
Store pool gear
Pack away anything that can fly in high winds such as umbrellas, patio furniture and pool toys. This will help with any damage that these objects can cause to your home and your pool.
Do not cover your pool
Covering your pool during monsoon season can cause more harm than good. Your pool cover can become damaged by falling debris or flying materials. It will also become harder to retrieve anything off of the pool cover that may fall in the pool.
Turn your pools power source off before the storm hits
Running the pump with a clogged skimmer can damage the pump. Turn off the power until the storm has passed before turning it back on.
If you have branches that are hanging over, it is a good time to trim them. Flying branches can be a major hazard to your pools surface among other things.
After the storm
Happy 4th of July
We wish you a joyful and safe celebration of this remarkable day in our nation's history.
Stay safe and enjoy your relaxing weekend this 4th of July
Certified Pool Operator and Technician Mike Sullivan