Summer is just around the corner, and that means time spent by the pool relaxing with friends and family. Going to the pool can be a carefree time of splashing and games, but it can also be a stressful and crowded situation. Oftentimes, large families that wish to have a bit more freedom than a shared neighborhood pool opt to buy their own. It is becoming more and more common for families to have a backyard pool. The installation of such a piece can be overwhelming, but we here at Pool Store, Inc., want to help make that process easier.


When deciding to install a pool, many people think that the process is as easy as walking into a spa and pool store and choosing a shape and location. While we can make the process seem that effortless, we also want the customer to know that there are many decisions that go into buying a backyard pool. For example, consumers in Minnesota should carefully consider buying pool heaters.


Pool heaters are a controversial topic in the pool world. Many people are passionate that they will only be using their pool when the seasons are hot, so why spend the money? Other people think that the investment pays off in the end, because pool heaters allow for families to use the pool in the early days of spring, all the way up until the leaves have fallen off of the trees. When taken care of properly, people argue that their pool is used year round, and that heaters are vital to the pool's use. While there are many sides to this debate, the only true answer is one that a family decides together. 


Pool heaters have the potential to be an incredibly worthwhile investment if a family wants to utilize its new pool year ‘round, or even just well into school starting in the fall. These heaters have state of the art technology that allow for comfortable swimming temperatures, even in sweater weather. Adjusting the temperature to make the pool an enjoyable experience is an ability that many families wish to take advantage of, especially if they are avid pool goers.


However, if a family only plans to use a pool in the hot days of summer, a pool heater is not as necessary. Heating a pool in theheight of summer often can make the swimming experience uncomfortable and awkward. If a family does not want to take full advantage of its pool and plans to cover the swimming oasis before the school buses start to run again, there is very little reason to purchase a pool heater.


It is also important to note that if a family is unsure of how much and when family members will be using their pool, then it is a good idea to opt for the heater. Even if not utilized regularly, this investment will give the family the option to take a dip in early March or late October. 


Summer is just around the corner and so are the fun times to be had in your pool. Before heading to that spa and pool store in St. Paul, MN, have the important conversations with your family about what you want to invest in. Even if you don't see yourselves needing a pool heater today, you may be glad you bought one come the fall.

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