There are few things better than taking a dip in the pool on a hot summer day. However, the high temperatures of summer can sometimes make your pool unbearably hot. Sometimes pool covers and heaters can increase the temperature to uncomfortable levels as well. That’s why it’s important to know the many ways of cooling down your pool water.
Purchase a pool cooler
If you live in a warmer climate, consider investing in a pool cooler. Most people have heard of pool heaters, but not everyone has heard of pool coolers. However, these devices do exist and can be a great help on those extremely hot days. They cool the water through the use of a fan. In most cases, pool coolers can cause the pool’s water temperature to drop around 15 degrees Fahrenheit.
Pool coolers can be expensive, so it’s usually best to consider other options first. That said, they could be a good investment in the right situation. If you want to purchase a pool cooler, be sure to buy a top-quality one that won’t break on you after a year or so. It’s also important to have the pool cooler installed by a professional.
Consider a decorative water feature
Some water features can add an elegant look to your backyard while also keeping your pool cooler. A nice water fountain, for example, can help draw out the heat from your pool by spraying water into the air. Spraying the water allows it to evaporate more quickly.
There are many options when it comes to water fountains. You could choose something simple or go with a more ornate design. As with pool coolers, it’s usually best to have an expert install your water feature.
Add an awning
Adding an awning in the right spot will give your pool some shade during certain times of the day. There are many different options for awnings, so you can easily find one that looks great on your home. Many awnings are also inexpensive and easy to install. Check your local hardware store to see what awning options they have available.
Throw in some ice
Some people see this as a cheaper way of cooling down the pool, though it isn’t very effective. You’d need a whole lot of ice to drop the pool water’s temperature even a few degrees. This option isn’t practical for most pool owners.
Drain the pool
If you’re out of options, you might consider draining your pool, then refilling it. This will usually lower the temperature, but it’s wasteful and can add a lot of money to your water bill. Draining and refilling your pool also takes a lot of time.
Don’t let warm water keep you from using your pool. There are plenty of great ways to cool down your pool without spending too much money. Consider the options above and contact a pool expert in your area. They may also have some advice when it comes to cooling down your pool water.
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