Just turn up the heat!
This is a great way to extend the life of your swimming pool.
In the Fall as temperatures decrease, so does the use of most swimming pools. The solution, is rather simple, if you want to continue using the swimming pool in the Fall: crank up the heat.
Most hot tubs will be set to about 105 degrees. That’s really only 8 degrees above normal body temperature. The difference is significant because of the differential. You are taking on heat rather than giving off heat.
Moving the temperature to 105 degrees on the swimming pool creates the same effect as a hot tub. There’s just more room.
What about the price? The actual cost if you measure it would be about $10.00 at most for 24 hours. That is based on raising the temperature over 20 degrees. If you leave it there, it costs less.
And, when you think about it, that’s a lot cheaper than $15,000 for a hot tub.
Remember to be sure to use a solar blanket to prevent heat loss, and you will go through more chlorine or bromine at higher temperatures. But, you can certainly extend the life of a swimming pool for several months into the Fall in the northern States and Canada.
Brian Madigan LL.B., Broker