One of the greatest advantages of owning an all season pool is that you can use it all year round, even in the dead of winter in Saskatoon! Due to superior installation and energy-efficient designs, swim spas trap and re-use heat, which offers the added bonus of costs so low that you can indulge all year round. Here are some tips to ensure that you can enjoy your swim spa during every Saskatoon season.
Spring and Summer Soaking
The beauty of all season pools is that they can be used in all seasons! Here are a few tips and tricks to help you make the most of your spa in the spring and summer seasons:
- Enhance your landscape surrounding the spa. This will provide you with a wonderful view while soaking, while also creating a safe and functional outdoor area. Want to really boost the appeal? Add stone walkways and flower gardens, along with potted plants, for a boost of colour!
- Staying hydrated while in the spa by keeping a reusable plastic water bottle nearby.
- Lower the temperature in your swim spa during the warmer months, for a cool and refreshing pool-like soak or swim!
- Want to exercise? Avoid going for a run and breaking an uncomfortable sweat in the summer sun, hop into your all season pool instead! Fire up the swim jet or perform some low-impact water yoga moves to burn some calories, tone your body and stretch your muscles.
- Spring and summer offer a great time to teach little ones how to swim. Avoid public pools and use your swim spa to help them learn in a calm and controlled environment. Once they get the swing of it, turn on the swim jet for them to swim against while staying in place.
Keep It Covered
Using a thick, insulating cover for all season pools when they’re not in use will substantially increase energy efficiency. A cover helps to keep the water heated, reducing any amount of new energy required to heat the spa. In addition, a cover will help to protect your tub from hail, snow, or debris entering the spa, ensuring that your water stays squeaky clean and always ready for use.
When you originally purchased your all season pool from Premium Home Leisure, a backyard expert will have recommended a matching cover to go along with it. If you’re looking to upgrade or need help maintaining it, stop into our showroom today. One of our team members would be happy to help you make the most of your all season pool cover.
Keep It Heated
Other than if you are facilitating maintenance or a repair, you likely won’t turn off the heat on your all season pool unless you don’t plan on using it through the winter. If this is the case, you’ll need to drain the water because leaving unheated water in your swim spa during the winter months can cause it to freeze, which can result in cracks and serious damage.
Keep Bathers Warm
Even though the water temperature in your all season pool will be warm and inviting, the winter air can be extremely cold and shocking to wet bathers as they exit. Even at night in the spring or fall, the air can get pretty chilly. Make sure to have towels, shoes and warm robes close by so that bathers can quickly cover up until they make it inside.
This can also factor in during the early stages of your spa ownership, back to when you were planning the installation. Installing your all season pool closer to your home or within an existing deck or patio installation can reduce the amount of time spent trudging through the snow and keeping warm while coming back into the house.
Change Water Early
If your all season pool is going to be due for a water change in the middle of winter, you should perform this task early, while the weather is still relatively warm. Not only can doing this in freezing temperatures be terribly uncomfortable, but you also risk the spa freezing and causing damage.
Not a big fan of changing your spa water? Call the experts at Premium Home Leisure to perform spa service and change it for you instead! Get back to enjoying your spa water, while we take care of the rest!
Maximize Your Winter Enjoyment
For many, winter is their favorite season for enjoying their all season pool. There are a number of simple accessories that can really enhance your Saskatoon spa experience.
For instance, consider the following:
- Towel warmer
- Outdoor heating lamps
- Weatherproof rugs
- Outdoor lights
- Outdoor clock
- Spa stereo system
- Durable patio furniture
- Outdoor candles
- BBQ or smoker
- Shed or cabinet for spa cleaners
How will you accessorize your Saskatoon backyard?
Limit Soaking Time
Especially if your all season pool is set to a temperature similar to that of a hot tub, limit the amount of time you spend for each soaking session. In the colder months, it’s tempting to linger to avoid the chilly air, but it’s important to stay within the recommended guidelines.
Premium Home Leisure in Saskatoon
These guidelines should ensure that your all season pool stays in the best shape possible and provides enjoyment for years to come. Premium Home Leisure in Saskatoon specializes in hot tubs and swim spas, and our experts are always ready to answer any questions. If you have an inquiry or question, head over to our spa showroom at 101 Idylwyld Drive South or give us a call at (306) 955-5466 to get started. We have a wide range of SwimLife™ All Season Pools for sale, with accessories and outdoor products to match!
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