During the hottest part of the summer, there's nothing better than taking a dip in your nice and cool backyard pool. But if you neglect taking care of the water, it can get too warm for your liking in a hurry thanks to the hot sun. At The Pool Store Inc., we want to help you keep your pool perfectly relaxing all summer long with expertpoolside sales and service in Minneapolis, MN. Here are 4 quick and easy ways you can keep your pool exactly the way you like it during the hot summer months.



Keep the Water Moving

For both a functional and beautiful feature, consider adding a decorative fountain or waterfall to your pool. There are endless options to fit your personal style and help transform your pool into the perfect backyard oasis. Try to keep the fountain turned off during the heat of the day and run it in the evening or at night to help circulate cool air throughout the water. If you run the fountain too much when it's hot outside, it could make the water even warmer.


Use an Aerator

A pool aerator is a simple attachment that screws on to the existing pool return line and sprays a fountain of water into the pool using the pool's pump. The water then cools down thanks to the oxygen from the droplets of water sprayed through the air. This can lower the temperature of the pool by a few degrees, which can make a huge and noticeable difference. Aerators are known to work best drier climates, but they can also be very effective in a more humid climate.

Just like with a fountain, the aerator will cool the pool most effectively when turned on at night. If your pool has more than one return line, you can even install more than one aerator for additional cooling.


Cover When Not Using

Covering won't lower the temperature of your pool drastically, but it will prevent the water from getting warmer. If the water is at the temperature you want, make sure to keep it that way by covering it up tightly whenever you're not using it, especially during the day.

Fitted covers don't have to be expensive and will easily keep your pool exactly the way you want it. Most are extremely easy to use, too!


Use a Pool Mister

An easy and inexpensive way to quickly lower the water temperature of your pool, similar to an aerator, is to add a mister. The constant mist leads to quick evaporation and in turn cooler water temperatures. As a bonus, the kids will love playing in the spraying water. Run the mister at night for even more significant cooling. It doesn't require a separate source of water and produces an evaporative cooling curtain to compensate for the water that evaporates.


By following even just one of these tips, you will able to cool or maintain the cool temperature of your pool that you love. Now all that's missing is food, drinks, and friends for an unforgettable and relaxing summer.