For most of the year, you’ll usually have trouble keep your pool warm enough to swim in. However, during the peak of summer, you may have a few blistering hot days that make your pool seem more like a sauna. You need your pool to be cool for you to cool down as well, but how do you do it? Here are some tips to get you started:
Run your pool filter at night
The most budget-friendly way to cool down your pool is to run the filter at night. Doing so will help water evaporate, and evaporation helps drop the pool water temperature by a few degrees. When you couple that with the cool night air, you’ll have a much cooler pool in the morning.
Be warned, though, that this is not a fool-proof process and should not be the only method you use to keep your pool cool.
Shade your pool
Sunlight is the biggest contributor to a warm pool. By keep your pool out of direct sunlight, you can help keep the pool temperature low. Plus, you’ll also reduce chlorine loss by limiting your pool’s UV exposure. The easiest way to shade your pool is to install an awning that stretches over it. However, you could also add some landscaping, though some plants and trees may not be tall enough yet to cover your entire pool.
Install a reversible heat pump
Reversible heat pumps can turn your pool heaters into pool air conditioners. They use a refrigerant and temperature controls to keep your pool at the exact temperature you want it. As such, if your pool is too warm, you can cool it down with the flip of a switch. This is the easiest way to cool your pool, but also the most expensive, so think carefully before you install one.