When is the right time to open your swimming pool
If you are like most Utahans and are stuck at home due to the Covid-19 virus, you may be eying your pool and wondering when is the best time to open your pool. Several factors come to play when deciding it’s time to open your pool. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!
Pools in Salt Lake County and Utah County should open when the temperature is consistently above 70 degrees during the day. We recommend getting your pool opened before or around Mother’s Day Weekend. The average temp in Utah is around 70 Deg by then, and you don’t have to worry about any pipes freezing.
Open your pool to avoid Algae
If you wait till temperatures get warmer to open your pool, then you have to worry about algae. Algae spores are continually brought into the pool through wind, rain, and snow. While algae are not necessarily harmful to swimmers, it does create a rather unpleasant swimming environment. No one will want to go swimming in a pool that is green and slimy. If left untreated, algae can also gum up your pool’s circulatory system and damage your pool equipment.
Once algae have taken hold, it takes a lot of work and money to remove the algae from the pool. So some of the damage is just the time and money you will have to invest in restoring your pool.
Don’t wait till the week before Memorial Day
The majority of Utahans wait till the week before Memorial Day, to get their Pool Open. Chances, if you wait till then, you might not be able to schedule an Opening. Plus, depending on if your pool is dirty, has algae growth, or if anything is damaged, then your pool may not be ready for the backyard barbeque.
Open your pool for your Kids
If you and your kids have been stuck home inside due to the Covid-19 virus, it may be wise to get the pool open early. The kids will be excited to jump in every chance they get. They don’t care that it’s a little bit cold, they will love swimming anyway. With the kids out swimming, you have time to work on some projects in peace.