When Is the Best Time To Open My Swimming Pool?

When Is the Best Time To Open My Swimming Pool?

March 16, 2022

Most people with pools in their backyards get excited when it’s time to open them. As excited as you are about opening the pool and starting using it, you shouldn’t open it too early or too late because it can affect the water.

If you ask yourself, ‘When should I open my swimming pool?", read on. There is no exact date that the pool should be opened, and the time depends on several factors. These include:

  • Where you live: The area of the country you live in affects the best time to open your pool. If you live in a warmer climate, you can open the pool as long as the daily temperature is 70 degrees. If you live in an environment where the winters are cold, you should wait until the daily temperature remains at 70 degrees. Mother Nature does surprising things, and if you open the pool too early, a spring snowfall can change the chemistry of the water, and you will need to stabilize the water again.

  • Heaters: If you have an electric, solar, or gas heater, you can open the pool earlier. However, if you don’t want to spend a fortune running the heater when it is cold outside, you should open the pool when the temperature warms up.

  • Pool cover: Mesh pool covers let in sunlight, which can cause rapid algae growth under the cover, which will require a lot of work before the pool is safe for swimming; therefore, it is best to wait. If you have a solid cover, the sunlight won’t shine in, and you can start opening the pool in spring when it is 70 degrees all day.

  • The time you have to spend: If you don’t want to spend a lot of time cleaning and sanitizing the pool, it is best to open the pool early. The longer you wait, the more algae will grow, and getting the pool ready will take longer.

If you have been asking yourself, "When is the best time to open my pool?" you now know that the best time is to do so is when the daily temperature is at least 70 degrees. However, some people open their pools when the daily temperature is in the 60s, and there are several reasons why.

  • Pool equipment today is more energy efficient than ever. You won’t waste money opening the pool earlier because it doesn’t cost as much as it once did to run the equipment.

  • Cleaning a green pool can take time and money. You will need to get the chemicals just right to rid the pool of algae, which can take a lot of trial and error and can be time-consuming. If you open your pool early, less algae growth will occur under the cover.

  • Warmer temperatures promote algae growth; therefore, if you open the pool when the daily temperatures are in the 60s, there will be less time for algae growth, and you won’t need to work harder to rid the pool of algae.

  • Opening the pool when the temperature is in the 60s will ensure your pool is ready when it is warm enough to start swimming, making your family happy.

The time you choose to open your pool for the summer is essential. It’s best to consider the factors that determine the best time to open the pool and the issues that can occur if you open the pool too early or open it too late.

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