Pros & Cons of an Early Pool Opening

When asked what their favorite season is, many people would say that it is the summer. They enjoy the sunshine and spending time doing things outside. Swimming is often a favorite activity, and this is the reason why many people have a pool in their backyard.

If you do have a pool, it can be hard to figure out when you should open it. Many prefer to do it early, while others don’t mind waiting. There are good reasons to do both and it is up to you to figure out what works best for you and your family.

Here are some reasons why you should open your pool early.

Algae. The longer that you wait to open your pool, the more algae that will grow in the water. If you open your pool sooner, the water should be cleaner than if you wait.

Cheaper. Though you may think that you are going to be spending extra money on chemicals to keep your pool open longer, the truth is that it will cost more to open your pool later in the season. You will have to put more chemicals in to clear up the water and get rid of all of the algae if you wait too long.

More chances to swim. You got your pool so that you can enjoy time in it. The sooner that you open it, the longer you will be able to use it. If you have children, they are probably counting down the days until they can jump in for the first time of the season. If you want to get the most out of your pool, you should consider opening it as soon as you possibly can!

Looks better. Most people can’t wait until they open their pool because it just looks so much better when it is open, and the water is clear. Staring at the winter cover can be depressing and it doesn’t do anything for your landscaped look.

Here are some reasons why you shouldn’t open your pool early.

Weather changes. If you open your pool too soon, you may end up dealing with different weather changes. The temperature may go down in the evenings, cooling the water every night. You may end up dealing with a few days of rain or even a late snow, depending on where you live.

You may not be able to open your pool until later, if you have to worry about colder weather. You don’t want to open your pool and then find yourself in a freeze. You have to wait until the temperatures are at least seventy degrees for several days in a row.

Pollen. Though most people think about allergies when they hear the word pollen, it can actually make a difference with your pool. If you open your pool too soon and the pollen levels are still high, you are going to have a yellowish-green layer on everything. This includes your furniture, deck, on the surface of your pool, and much more. Clean it up, and you will see it again the next day.

Though there are many reasons why you should open your pool early (and just as many which make you think you should wait), this can be a personal decision. Only you and your family can decide when you want to get your pool ready for summer fun! That being said, most people recommend opening your pool at least two weeks before you need it. This gives you time to get the water clear and the chemicals regulated.

If you have a pool and need help getting it ready for the summer, don’t hesitate to contact us today at 952-994-6032. We will be glad to open up your pool, whenever it works best for you.