Category Archives: Swimming Pools

When Should I Open My Swimming Pool?

When Should I Open My Swimming Pool?

Opening Your PoolIf you have a swimming pool in your backyard, you probably start thinking about opening it the first time the temperature soars into the 70s or 80s. Those who love to spend their springs and summers swimming simply can’t wait to get their pools up and running. But in general, you should avoid rushing to do it and wait until the right time to open it up. So when is the right time?

The Baseline For Opening Your Pool

Well, every pool owner will probably give you a slightly different answer. However, you should consider opening your pool as soon as the temperature hovers at or above 70 degrees every day. In some regions, that will mean opening it earlier than in others. Nevertheless, in the Maryland area, that usually means waiting until at least late April, and in most cases, early to late May.

You should wait until then because, if you open it any earlier, you will likely end up maintaining your pool without actually getting to use it. Nevertheless, you should also resist the urge to push your opening date much later than that. When it starts to get warm outside, the water temperature in your pool will also rise, and it will lead to algae breeding in the pool. There will also be pollen in the air in the spring, and that pollen can often find its way into your pool—even when it’s closed—and cause issues if you don’t have your filter running.

In reality, you’re more than welcome to open your pool whenever you want. If you don’t mind opening it in April and caring for it until the fall, you’re welcome to do it. You can also put off opening it until June or even July if you don’t plan to use it until then and don’t mind the extra work that will come along with cleaning your pool when you open it that late. Whatever the case, you just need to be prepared to care for your pool accordingly once it’s open.

Vista Pro Pools & Spas can help you care for your pool once it’s opened. In the event you need to have it rehabbed, we can provide you with services to take care of it. Call us at 301-805-0119 today to speak with someone about your pool.

Gift Ideas For A Swimming Pool Owner

Gift Ideas For A Swimming Pool Owner

Does someone on your Christmas list have a swimming pool? If so, you should consider purchasing them a gift this year they can use for their pool once it gets warm out again. Take a look at a few suggestions below. Personalized pool sign Before you buy this, you might want to take a look… Continue Reading

Tips for Picking a Pool Shape For Your Home

Tips for Picking a Pool Shape For Your Home

If you never gave much thought to it, when asked what kind of shapes pools come in, you’d probably respond “circular or rectangular.” After all, those are popular shapes for pools. Nevertheless, there are actually plenty of shapes a pool can be, including oval, kidney, figure 8, free form and the lazy “L” style. How… Continue Reading

Is a Salt Water Swimming Pool Right for You?

Is a Salt Water Swimming Pool Right for You?

There’s something uniquely nostalgic about the smell of a chlorine pool on a hot summer day. For some people, however, chlorine can cause unpleasant eye and skin irritation that makes swimming less enjoyable. Fortunately for these folks, using chlorine isn’t the only way to keep a swimming pool clean. While some homeowners prefer chlorine pools,… Continue Reading

Paris Tries out Eco-Friendly Ways to Heat Its Swimming Pools

Paris Tries out Eco-Friendly Ways to Heat Its Swimming Pools

Over the course of the past several years, Parisian officials have undertaken a number of bold new environmentally-friendly initiatives designed to make their city a leader in emissions reductions. The city has banned vehicle traffic, for example, on a two-mile stretch of road along the Seine River as part of its anti-pollution campaign “Paris Breathes.”… Continue Reading