Leslie's Top Ten Tips for Extending Your Pool Season, This List

Hello everyone, and welcome to Leslie’s Top Ten Tips for Extending Your Pool Season. This is the result of me happening to click on just one of the 17 emails I receive daily from Leslie’s Pool Supply, and I’m glad I did because now I am 10 tips richer when it comes to extending my pool season! I WILL SWIM FOREVER. I would also like to share my newfound knowledge so that maybe you, too, can enjoy your pool all the way through December.

1. There are many options available for extending your swimming season.

Tip number one is that there are many tips. Thank you.

Cooler weather outside doesn't mean you have to shut down your swimming pool. With the help of Leslie's heating products, your swimming season can be extended by several weeks – or even months. Solar covers, gas heaters, heat pumps, and solar heaters all help to increase the amount of time you and your family can comfortably enjoy the pool. No matter which option works best for you, there's something available for every pool and budget.

If I were more skeptical, I might wonder if this was a Leslie’s sales pitch. In any case, let’s condense tip number one to: solar covers, since they mentioned that first. That’s a good option!

2. Adding a solar cover can extend your pool season by a few weeks in spring and fall.

Tip number two is solar covers.

3. Solar covers save money by reducing water evaporation and chemical loss.

Tip number three is solar covers. 

4. Solar reels make installing and removing solar covers a simple, one-person task.

Tip number four is solar reels, which are things you use to roll up your solar cover and have absolutely nothing to do with keeping your pool warm. Tip number four is solar covers.

5. If using a pool heater, also use a solar cover to help retain heat in the pool.

Tip number five is solar covers.

6. Solar Sun Rings are an easy-to-use alternative to solar covers.

I am intrigued! What are solar sun rings?

Solar Sun Rings are an alternative to much larger solar covers. Built from heavy-duty UV-resistant vinyl, Solar Sun Rings are large rings, about 60 in diameter, that rest gently on the pool's surface. Just like solar covers, they work to heat the water and retain the warmth throughout the night. 

Solar sun rings are solar covers, except circles. Tip number six is solar covers.

7. Using a gas heater can raise your water temperature by 30 degrees or more.

Tip number seven is gas heaters. I honestly thought this would have made a good tip number one, though it’s hard to argue with “there are many tips” in that spot. 

8. Heat pumps are cost-effective options to extend pool season in mild and sunny climates.

I do not live in a mild and sunny climate, so tip number eight is n/a. This might sound like nitpicking and me being a jerk, but the introduction of this list states that it's specifically targeted at pool owners in seasonal climates. Just doing my job as a critic of pool supply blog literature.

9. In sunny areas, solar heaters can increase pool temperatures by up to 20 degrees.

I do not live in a sunny area, so tip number nine is n/a. Nevertheless, what are solar heaters?

Capable of being installed on the roof, 


against the side of the pool, or even on the ground, 


solar heaters absorb the sun's rays and turn them into powerful heating energy.

Solar heaters are like solar covers, except for areas of your pool that do not exist. Nevertheless, I appreciate Leslie's getting all science-y on us with their detailed explanation of how solar energy works.

10. Above ground pools are easily heated with a solar heater.

Tip number ten is literally the same exact tip as number nine. 

Solar heaters for above ground pools can achieve the same kind of heating power as other heater types without causing harm to the pool. Above ground pools may be easily and safely heated using a combination of a solar heater and a solar cover,

I had a feeling “solar covers” wasn’t going to go out so quietly. Tip number ten is solar covers.

So there you have it! There are a number of ways to extend swimming time and increase the length of your pool season.

There I have it! To recap the Top Ten Tips for Extending Your Pool Season:

  1. Here come the tips!/solar covers
  2. Solar covers
  3. Solar covers
  4. Solar covers
  5. Solar covers
  6. Solar covers
  7. Gas heaters
  8. n/a
  9. n/a
  10. See: tip nine/n/a/solar covers

For a list about bringing the heat, I think it's safe to say that this list is 🔥🔥🔥.


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