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Why should you keep your pool open longer into the fall?

If you have been in our store, you may have heard us say that we recommend opening your pool in early spring and closing your pool late in the fall. We say this for a few different reasons, read below to find out why!

First, it is always a good idea to let your pool breathe as much as possible. Therefore, having your pool opened longer during the year will allow for more chances to breathe!

Next, we recommend running your pump 24/7 during pool season. The longer the pool is closed for winter, the longer the water is going to stay stagnant. Stagnant water can cause numerous issues such as algae growth, stains on your liner, and damage to cover.

Also, the weather is very unpredictable. Weather can play a large part in the chemistry of your water. For example, if you close your pool too early in the fall and the weather is still hot, you have a higher chance of opening your pool in the spring with a lot of algae. If you close your pool later, such as late October, the chances of hot weather is much less.

If you have a heater on your pool, that can also extend your swimming season. Sometimes it starts to get chilly in September, but having a heater can make your water feel like a hot July day. If you have a heater, keep your pool open longer in the fall!

As always, if you have any questions please feel free to give us a call or stop in to our store! We hope that you are able to extend your pool season this fall - Happy Swimming!

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