Autumn's here? Never fear
|Feeling sad that summer's over, and with it all the fun splashing around in the water? Just because it’s autumn doesn’t mean the swimming season is over. In fact, with a little help you could be relaxing in the pool for quite some time.
There are several things about the end of summer that drive us out of the pool.
Problem number one is that it starts to cool down outside. Never fear. There are several options to keep your pool water at a comfortable temperature for you during the cooler months.
Solar heating is the most environmentally friendly choice. (Not to mention the easiest on your hip pocket in the long term.) It gives you a strong return on investment because of our (mostly) sunny weather. There are virtually no operating costs, just the cost of the electricity required to pump the pool water through the solar absorber on the roof.
Another environmentally friendly option is a heat pump, which is more energy efficient than gas. And if you have a pool cover, using it will help your pool maintain its warmth.
Swimart has a vast range of heating solutions from complete solar solutions and heat pumps, to electric and gas options.
Problem number two is that the days are shorter. Easily fixed! Lighting can increase the appeal of your pool on days when the sun isn’t shining as brightly as it would during the height of summer. There is a strong movement towards LED lighting at the moment because of its energy efficiency and long lifespan. However, many pools still have halogen lighting, which is cheap and easy to replace. Swimart stocks a range of LED and halogen pool lights to cater to your needs, including multi-coloured, blue and white.
Problem number three is the water chemistry is out of balance. This is a simple matter of keeping up your pool maintenance program, not only through autumn, but during winter as well. Not only will this make your pool much more appealing to swim in as things get cooler, it will save you a lot of work and expense restoring your pool to top condition when summer rolls back around.
If you're not sure what to do, or don't have time to do it, Swimart offers a range of home services from cleaning to water health checks.