While many backyard pool owners would love to swim every day of the week and every week of the year, the weather in many parts of the United States can make this impossible. Fortunately, there are a few ways you can extend your personal outdoor pool season, and there are ways to enjoy a pool even when it’s too cold to jump in.
1. Pool Heater
You can find plenty of different pool heaters made by plenty of different manufacturers and which run on everything: electricity, natural gas, solar power, or even ambient heat. Choosing the right one is a matter of deciding how much you want to pay and how far you want to extend pool season, not to mention how cold it gets in your neck of the woods. A thick, insulating pool cover can also trap heat, and it will definitely make a pool heater run more efficiently.
2. Dynamic Lighting
Even if the temperature is too cold for a swim after the sun sets, you can still make a pool a visual addition to your backyard with dynamic lighting. LED and fiber-optic lights are popular choices for creating light shows built right into the sides and bottom of the pool. If you’re looking for some visual excitement without spending a lot of money, you can also fill your pool with floating balls, fountains, and other accessories that can project light shows onto the sides of your pool.
3. Outdoor Kitchens And Fire Pits
Putting in or renovating a pool means rebuilding the backyard practically from the ground up, which is why many homeowners choose to add gardens, backyard kitchens, and other features at the same time. Even if you can’t use your pool when the weather turns cool, you can still put on a jacket and grill up something warm in a backyard kitchen or huddle around a fire pit.
You can easily extend your personal pool season by installing a heater, and even if you don’t there are other ways you can enjoy your backyard throughout the year. After all, a backyard pool is a big investment, so you should make the most of it.