4 Reasons to Leave Your Pool Open in the Winter

4 Reasons to Leave Your Pool Open in the Winter

David and Jessica leave their swimming pool open all year long. If you’re wondering why many pool owners in Little Rock leave their pools open year round, check out this article for four reasons to leave your pool open this winter.

#1: You Have a Great View

You enjoy looking at your beautiful pool all spring, summer, and fall. And, let’s face it, looking at a pool cover during the winter months is kind of depressing.

For pool owners who like to look out their back windows at a beautiful pool, leaving the pool open during the winter is a great idea. Your crystal, clear blue water is beautiful to look at, inviting, and offers the promise of summer.

Your backyard can look great in the winter, especially with an open pool.

#2: A Heater Extends the Season

For pool owners who like to swim laps, and that’s their favorite form of exercise, a winter pool continues to provide the perfects pot for it.

As long as you have a pool heater, and you’re maintaining your pool properly, you can continue to use it.

#3: It Saves You Money

If you never close your pool, you don’t have to pay to have it opened or closed.

So, leaving your pool open all year long can save you money on winter pool chemicals, winter safety covers, any cover accessories you might need, and pool opening chemicals.

Do note, though, that you will need to continue to maintain your pool, checking the water on a regular basis and adding chemicals when necessary.

#3: It’s Easier to Keep Your Pool Clean

As we mentioned, you still need to add pool chemicals to your water, but you will most likely spend less during the winter because you aren’t fighting the heat. When it’s cool outside, it’s harder for algae to grow, so you may not need as much algicide.

What’s more, after the fall leaves drop, you won’t have to worry about leaves and debris getting in the pool as often in the winter. Count on a little light maintenance.

#4: No Spring Clean Up

Leaving your pool open during the winter and taking care of it mean you should have little to no major spring cleanup.

Now that we’ve looked at all the wonderful reasons to leave your pool open, we do need to tell you about some things you should be aware of.

Why Some People Close Their Pools

Some of our customers close their pools for the following reasons. Before deciding to leave yours open, run through this list and make sure you are comfortable leaving yours open.

  1. You want a vacation from pool care. A winterized and covered pool requires very little maintenance and cleaning.
  2. You’ll pay more in energy costs. You need to keep your water circulating. If you’re using your pool, you need a heater, and you may need to install a freeze protection sensor.
  3. You need to be aware when freezing temperatures are in the forecast. Check out this article for tips on what to do in this instance.

Final Thoughts

We love leaving our pool open all year round. We do know that is a personal preference, though. If you have any questions about upkeep, please don’t hesitate to call, text, or contact us below.

At Townley, we are here for you throughout the life of your pool and as you weigh your options when deciding to leave your pool open or close it.