The weather calendar divides the year into the four seasons that we all experience.
Some parts of the country have all four seasons with defining temperatures for spring, summer, fall, and winter.
And other areas of the country offer moderate temperatures year-round without definitive degrees of temperature change.
So, depending upon your locale, you can make use and take joy in a pleasurable pool experience no matter what climate the seasons offer.
Pool Enjoyment During All Four Seasons
“SPRING” forward and begin planting your pool landscaping…annuals, perennials, hedges, palm trees or bushes.
These can be placed around the edge of the pool or in moveable pots, containers or planted directly into the ground for more permanence.
Dipping a toe in the water is welcome after the winter season…if the pool is heated, now is the time to begin enjoying the upcoming pool season as in “summer” coming.
“SUMMER” at your home during those Dog Days, (Dog Days of Summer defined by the calendar as the period of time from around July 3 to Aug 11…refers to the dog star, Sirius, rising before the sun in late July as observed by the Romans and Greeks).
The best season for those pool jumps, dives, laps, strokes, Marco Polo…or just relaxing, perhaps, in the spa that is incorporated within your pool design.
“FALL” into continued enjoyment as the season changes from hot days and warm evenings to cooler temperatures.
Crisper air can be perfect for lounging in the spa whether attached or separate from the pool.
Now may also be the time to begin to incorporate the use of a fire pit and relive campfire memories.
You may be lucky enough to live in an area that experiences “Indian Summer”, a time from around late October to early November and usually consists of a warming trend following a period of cool weather.
“WINTER”erize your mind and body to take advantage of your year-round pool as you head into cooler to cold weather.
The word winter stems from an old German word meaning “time of water” (snow and rain which is associated with this time of the year).
But now is the time to take advantage of “fire” time for the fall & winter seasons with the construction of a fire pit or fireplace.
The “fire” addition can be a permanent construction along the outer edge of the pool.
Alternative options include a purchased or constructed round or square free standing unit.
Individual fire bowls or fire tables are also an option; even portable fire tables for rolling around to different locations near the pool offers a versatile choice for a year round pool environment.
Using an Outdoor Pool Year-Round
A final alternative to enjoying your pool year-round is to use a permanent or semi-permanent covering.
Permanent enclosed pools have a wide variety of options…from glass roof to screened- in pool…from a greenhouse enclosure to a separate indoor pool.
But if you want the outdoor pool experience with some protection on hot days, choices include retractable roofs or enclosures, shade sails, and a large pool umbrella, to name a few options.
And one last option to consider – depending on your budget and amount of usage and time you have available for enjoying your pool throughout the year – the pool heater.
Never will your pool or spa enjoyment be controlled by the weather…you won’t have to worry about opening your pool early or extending the season.
The only decision left is to decide what type of heater…some options include gas, electric, solar.
Turning the Backyard into Your Very Own Resort
Think: Firepit, fireplace, waterfall, fountain, spa, deck, slide, beach you create, pool house, floating lights, complimentary backyard lighting, permanent or portable landscaping, tiki lamps, designed pool cover, pool side furniture…the list goes on.
And one final decision…hiring a custom inground pool service provider to keep your pool in tip-top shape and sparkling clean.
This keeps the centerpiece of your resort safe, attractive and inviting.
The best part about having dependable pool maintenance is you will have the time to be a “guest” at your very own resort with peace of mind no matter what time of year it is!