One of the most frequent questions that pool owners ask is whether or not they should heat up their pool in the winter months.
The reason they ask this relates to the amount of money it will take to keep the pool warm during the colder weather and if it is financially viable.
Obviously, if you live in a region where temperatures drop well below freezing then trying to keep your pool heated during the winter months is a bad idea.
However, In our opinion, if you live in regions where temperatures are mild, it is well worth continuing to heat the pool during the winter months for the following reasons
You Will Get Significantly More Use From Your Pool
When you decided to invest in a pool, it was a big decision, and the investment itself would have been considerable.
Having committed to buying a pool, it makes sound financial sense to get full value out of that investment.
To turn the heating off during the winter, and not use the pool for four months out of the year would mean that you are losing a valuable asset for 33 percent of the year.
Swimming Remains An Excellent Form Of Exercise
If one of the reasons for installing your pool was to keep fit and regularly exercise, then it is important to keep this habit going.
Any fitness enthusiast will tell you that establishing a fitness routine is paramount, and once you break that routine, it can then be tough to get the habit started again.
Coming home In Winter To Get Into The Pool Is Refreshing
Starting or finishing the day in your pool is an incredible experience, regardless of the time of year.
There is something magical about getting up a little earlier for a pre-work swim or having a late night swim just before bed.
Many people believe this helps they get an excellent night’s sleep, and again why forgo this in the winter months?
It Doesn’t Need To Be As Expensive As You Might Think
There will always be an added cost to keeping your pool heated during the winter months. However, with a little planning, the costs can be drastically reduced.
The biggest expense of heating a pool is getting the pool up to the required temperature.
Once you have managed to do that, the focus and priority need to be on maintaining that heat, or at the very least minimizing the heat loss.
By purchasing a solar panel pool cover, you can retain a lot of the heat in your pool. This means that when the heater does have to kick into action, it is not starting from scratch every time.
This relatively small investment will repay itself many times over, and enable you to make full use of your pool all year round.
Winter Pool Use
It might seem a little strange to want to go into a swimming pool during the winter months.
The conditions will be colder and it does take a certain amount of bravado to step out into the cold.
However, trust me once you have experienced a winter swim in a heated pool there is nothing quite like it.
You have invested in your pool, make sure you and your family are getting the full use out of it. Swimming in the winter is fantastic!