Top Ten Tips for Extending Your Pool Season

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All pool owners want to get the most out of their swimming pools, but in many areas of the country, the swimming season might be limited to a few short months during the summer. With the help of Leslie’s, you can now extend your season by weeks or even months into the early spring and late fall. Our line of Gas and Solar Heaters, Heat Pumps, and Solar Covers will help pool owners in any climate save money while extending their swimming season!

1. You can easily extend your swimming season from a few weeks to several months
Cooler weather outside doesn’t mean you have to shut down your swimming pool. With the help of Leslie’s heating products, your swimming season can be extended by weeks and even months. Solar Covers, Gas Heaters, Heat Pumps, and Solar Heaters all help to increase the amount of time you and your family can enjoy the pool.

2. Simply adding a Solar Cover can increase your pool season by a few weeks
Solar Covers are an easy and cost-efficient way to add time to your swimming season. Designed to heat up during the day and retain warmth during the night, Solar Covers are great for both in-ground and above-ground pools.

3. Solar Reels help make installing and removing Solar Covers a simple, one-person task
Solar Covers are designed to fit over the entire pool. This means that for large pools or areas with a lot of rain, pool covers can be fairly heavy and tedious to move, especially for one person. Solar Reels make the task of rolling up your Solar Cover a breeze, and provide a safe, out of the way place to store your cover when not in use.

4. Solar Sun Rings can be an easy-to-use alternative to Solar Covers
Solar Sun Rings are designed to take the place of large Solar Covers. Built from heavy-duty UV-resistant vinyl, Solar Sun Rings are large rings, about 60 in diameter, that rest gently on the pool’s surface, heating the water and retaining the warmth throughout the night.

5. Solar Covers save you money by reducing water evaporation and chemical loss
Buying and installing a Solar Cover does more than heat your pool, it saves you money. The main cause of heat loss in a pool is evaporation, with up to 70% of your pools heat loss coming from evaporating water. Solar Covers can reduce evaporation by up to 50%, saving you time refilling your pool and money that would be spent on replacement chemicals.

6. Solar Covers should be used with all heaters to help retain heat in the pool
When using a pool heater, it is always important to make sure you supplement its heating power with a Solar Cover. Running a pool heater without a Solar Cover is like running your furnace with the windows open; the heat and your money escape quickly. Installing a Solar Cover along with any type of pool heater retains the heat inside your pool for long periods of time, helping you enjoy your pool even more.

7. Using a Gas Heater can raise your water temperature by 30 degrees or more
In areas with a cold climate, pool seasons can often be very short. Gas Heaters are the most powerful way to quickly and effectively heat your pool and extend your swimming season. Using either propane or natural gas, Gas Heaters can heat the water by 30 degrees Fahrenheit or more, giving you months of extended enjoyment.

8. Heat Pumps are cost-effective options for pools in a mild and sunny climate
Different than Gas Heaters, Heat Pumps work by gathering in warm air surrounding the pool, compressing it, and using it to heat a constant cycle of pool water. Designed for use in sunny climates that rarely see temperatures drop below 60 degrees Fahrenheit in the spring and fall, Heat Pumps are easy to use and very cost-efficient.

9. In sunny areas, Solar Heaters can increase pool temperatures by 20 degrees
Solar Heaters are the most cost-efficient method of electric pool heating, but are best suited to work in areas with large amounts of sunshine. Capable of being installed on the roof, against the side of the pool, and even on the ground, Solar Heaters absorb the sun’s rays and turn them into powerful heating energy, great for increasing pool temperatures by up to 20 degrees.

10. Above-ground pools can easily be heated using a Solar Heater
Solar Heaters for above-ground pools can achieve the same kind of heating power as other heater types, but without causing harm to the pool. Above-ground pools can be easily and safely heated using a combination of a Solar Heater and a Solar Cover, keeping your costs down and your family in the pool.