Owning a pool can be frustrating during pool closing and opening seasons. Managing pool covers, pumps, chemicals, and other supplies and equipment can be a challenging and costly task that many people prefer to avoid. So, what would if you didn’t need to open and close your pool each year? How would you feel if you knew you could keep your swimming pool open year-round?
Keeping Your Pool Open Year-Round in Memphis and Surrounding Areas
At Ogden Pools, all of our clients choose to keep their pools open year-round. Compared to northern states, the weather during the fall and winter in Memphis stays within a range where it’s actually ok to keep your pool open. In fact, keeping your pool open year-round actually provides some advantages that you might not realize.
Here are some of the primary benefits of keeping your swimming pool open year-round:
1. Prevent costly repairs or damages that result from closing a pool.
Closing your swimming pool for an extended period means your pool equipment isn’t running and the water in your pool is stagnant. This quickly leads to unexpected costly repairs and damages pool owners are often surprised by when it’s time to reopen in the spring.
When you keep your pool open year-round, you can maintain the regular operation of your pool equipment and continue with weekly cleaning and maintenance. This activity is beneficial for your swimming pool as it prevents freezing and helps you avoid expensive repairs that can occur from extended periods of inactivity.
Here are some the most common damage and swimming pool repairs we see every year when people call us to come open their swimming pools in the spring.
Pool Structural Damage
Closing a swimming pool means the water is not moving and sits stagnant. Stagnant water freezes, expands, and pushes against critical equipment and components, such as water line tile, skimmers, flush mounted arching jets and more. This expansion significantly increases the risk of cracking, leaking, and damaged pool parts and equipment.
Estimated Repair Costs: Replacing a skimmer starts at $2500 and replacing waterline tile starts at $3500.
Pool Plumbing Damage
Not running your pool equipment for extended periods of time will shorten the life of your pool plumbing and equipment. Even after lines are flushed, some stagnant water will still be left in the plumbing lines, pumps, and filters which can freeze during cold temperatures. Frozen water can cause pipes and equipment to crack or burst, leading to costly repairs or replacements. However, leaving your pool open and properly maintained in the fall and winter can actually extend the life of your pool equipment.
Estimated Repair Costs: Replacing a pool pumps starts at $2,000 and repairing underground plumbing or underground leaks starts at $2500.
Annual Pool Deck Staining
Pool covers always cause discoloration on the pool decks surface, especially if certain precautions are not taken. The discoloration is primarily due to the accumulation of moisture and debris between the pool cover and the deck, which creates a damp environment that promotes the growth of mold, mildew, and algae. Additionally, certain types of pool covers, such as vinyl covers, may have chemicals or dyes that can transfer to the deck surface when they come into contact with water.
Estimated Repair Costs: Leaving a cover on a few months almost always stains a deck which costs about $750 to pressure wash and repair.
Pool Surface Staining
Debris, algae, and other water quality contaminants accumulate underneath the pool cover and will stain the pool’s surface. When leaves, dirt, or other organic matter are trapped between the pool cover and the water, they break down and release tannins and other compounds. These substances can cause discoloration and staining on the pool’s interior surface. Stains caused by debris are very difficult to remove and will require that your pools surface be replastered.
Estimated Repair Costs: The cost for gunite swimming pool replastering starts at around $7,000.
2. Avoid the health risks associated with closing your swimming pool.
Pool covers used during the winter or extended periods of pool closure can indeed become a breeding ground for germs, disease, critters, and even dead animals. It’s essential to recognize and address the potential health risks associated with using pool covers and take appropriate precautions to mitigate these issues.
Pool Cover Health Risks: Learn more about the health risks associated with pool covers.
3. Avoid the safety risks associated with closing your pool.
Pool covers come with some safety risks that pool owners should be aware of such as drowning and collapsing. Understanding these risks can help you take appropriate precautions and use pool covers safely.
Pool Cover Safety Risks: Learn more about the safety risks associated with pool covers.
4. Enjoy the convenience and entertainment of your pool year-round.
A swimming pool can be a source of endless fun and entertainment for you, your family, and friends. By keeping it open year-round, your always swim ready with zero downtime and delays if you have a heater. you can enjoy pool parties, social gatherings, and recreational activities regardless of the season. It provides a space for bonding, creating memories, and enjoying quality time with loved ones.
PRO TIP: Pool Heaters Are Affordable. We also provide pool chillers. Contact Us to Learn More
5. Enjoy the aesthetics of swimming pool year-round instead of an ugly pool cover filled with debris and germs.
A well-maintained swimming pool can enhance the aesthetics and value of your property. By keeping it open year-round, you can showcase your pool as a beautiful feature of your home or backyard throughout the entire year. This can be particularly appealing to potential buyers if you ever decide to sell your property.
Ogden Pools can help you with keeping your pool open year-round.