27 Aug How To Extend Your Pool Season
The summer season is starting to wind down, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy a few more weeks (or even months) swimming in your backyard pool. In fact, with the right maintenance and pool heater in place you could be taking a dip in your pool long into the fall. Get the most out of your pool and soak in every minute of swimming that you can with these tips and tricks.
Install (and maintain) your pool heating system
You can easily transform your pool into a warm and inviting oasis with a professionally installed pool heating system. While these systems are built for durability, like everything that experiences weather, they will need to have proper maintenance and upkeep. Regardless of if you have a gas or oil-fired pool heating system, proper installation and maintenance will optimize efficiency and keep you swimming longer.
Just as these heating systems are designed so you can swim early in the morning and late at night during the peak of summer, they can help you swim later into the fall season. This is a huge benefit when everyone is packing up for the winter because you can squeeze in a few more weeks in your backyard oasis!
Don’t forget to maintain the chemicals
If you own a pool, you know that having both balanced pH calcium and chlorine levels is vital. In fact, if your pH level falls below the 7.0 acidic condition it can not only cause irritation to your eyes and mucous membranes, but can also corrode metal parts of your pool system and damage plaster finish.
While you may be paying more attention to balancing these levels during hot summer months when you use the pool often, it’s important you don’t neglect these during the colder seasons like spring and fall. Maintaining the proper chemical levels not only helps you extend your pool season, but it can also help you extend the life of your pool in general.
Keep your pool filter clean
As autumn nears, trees begin to shed their leaves and if you have a lot of foliage near your pool it may fall victim to clogged pool filters. Even though it can be tedious to frequently clear your pool filter, the benefits are undeniable. With too much debris in filters, pool pumps can overwork which decreases the lifespan of that pump. Cleaning your pool filter regularly throughout the summer will help you keep the habit long into the fall before you close your pool for the winter.
Pool heating in New York
If you’re looking to extend your pool season and optimize the efficiency of your pool heater, OSI Comfort Specialists has you covered. Our team of experts understands the ins and outs of installing and performing regular maintenance and repairs on pool heating systems. As a member of the PHTA (Pool and Hot Tub Alliance), we have extensive knowledge and the assurance that we are applying the best practices and optimal safety when it comes to pool heater installation. If you’re looking for help extending the life of your pool in Oceanside, NY or the surrounding areas including Nassau, Western Suffolk, and parts of Queens, give us a call at 516-763-1400.