Should You Add a Water Chiller to Your Pool?
Backyard pools are the best way to get an escape from the heat of summer, but sometimes, for a variety of reasons, your pool might not be giving you as much relief from the heat as you’d like. Adding a water chiller is a great way to ensure your pool stays cool even in the hottest weather. Water chillers simply reverse the process a heat pump uses to heat the pool so not only can you elevate the temperature of the pool water, with the newest models out there today, you can lower the temperature of the water. Here are a few good ways to know if a water chiller is right for your pool:
Plunge pools are smaller pools with lower temperatures intended for cold therapy and more extreme heat relief. Their small surface area and increased depth prevent them from heating up quickly, but once they’re warm it’s much harder to get the temperature back down. Adding a water chiller can help provide better temperatures for cold therapy and keep your pool from feeling like it’s filled with bathwater.
The opposite of plunge pools, shallower pools have a larger surface area and less depth. When exposed to any amount of sun, or even just higher than normal temperatures, it’s very easy for these pools to absorb heat and become lukewarm during the season. Use a water chiller to get the most out of your backyard pool.
Pool in Direct Sun
If your pool is exposed to direct sunlight it will heat up fairly quickly. Most of us don’t build swimming pools under dense foliage because people love enjoying the sunshine! If you find that the sun heats up your pool past a comfortable level, a water chiller might be a good fit for you.
Warmer climates in places like Las Vegas and Texas, run a higher risk of warming up your pool water to a point where it’s no longer enjoyable. Combatting this with a water chiller is a great way to get the relief you deserve.
Automatic Pool Cover
Automatic pool covers are great for elongating your swimming season and keeping debris out of your pool, but the method it uses to keep your pool warm in cooler months can make the temperature skyrocket in the summer. Adding a water chiller will help keep the temperature down so you can enjoy your swimming in spring, summer, and fall.
If you think that a water chiller is a good option for your backyard pool, or even if you’re still not sure, give the professionals at Anthony & Sylvan a call. Request a consultation online or by phone at 1.877.729.7946.