Anybody living in San Diego is well aware that the fall months are often very pleasant here. In fact, it’s fairly common to be able to safely and comfortably use your pool well into autumn or early winter before it gets a bit too cold for regular swimming. If you’re not accustomed to using your pool later in the year, the San Diego pool and spa pros from San Diego Pools offer the following six ways to enjoy your swimming pool this fall.
San Diego days start to get shorter in the fall. Now is a good time to consider pool lighting options, which can be enjoyed all year long. Some of the many possibilities with pool lighting to keep your pool safe and illuminated this fall include:
• Multicolored LED lights strung up around your pool
• In-pool lighting that softly illuminates your entire pool after the sun goes down
• LED light strips placed around your pool
Even in San Diego, it’s possible to have chilly fall evenings. Keep your pool comfortable as the seasons change and the days get shorter with a pool heater. From gas pool heaters to pool heater pumps, there are many convenient and affordable options that can take the chill out of your pool this fall.
Treat family members and friends to a Halloween-themed pool party when October rolls around. This can be done with creative decorations, such as plastic skeletons in floats. If you have kids, your pool can also be used for fun games that have tasty Halloween treats as prizes. There’s even Halloween-style swimwear you and your guests can wear to really embrace this theme while still enjoying the pool.
A pool canopy is a covering designed to go above your pool. Canopies intended for this purpose are usually supported by posts placed around the swimming pool. This type of covering is great for the fall, since it provides protection from falling leaves if your pool is surrounded by trees. You’ll also get added protection from the elements and even some added warmth.
In the fall, most people tend to have more free time in the evenings, especially heading into weekends. Use such occasions to host dinners by your pool with the option to swim afterwards. One way to do this is to rent a tent to do your cooking under if you don’t have a covered deck. A separate enclosed tent can be set up as well to give guests a place where they change into swimwear on nights when the weather is nice enough for post-dinner swimming.
One other way to enjoy your pool in the fall is to make the area around it more inviting. What’s good about these kinds of updates is that they can be appreciated at other times of the year as well. Options to consider include:
• An outdoor kitchen on a nearby deck so you can have fall meals near your pool
• Outdoor seating areas to provide plenty of places to relax and enjoy the fall colors between swims
• A portable fire pit to create a warm spot to gather near the pool
If you’re ready to transform your home into the perfect year-round refuge with a custom pool, call on the experienced pros at San Diego Pools. We’re the swimming pool builder San Diego families have trusted for more than forty years to turn their dreams into reality. Give us a call today at 888-707-7786 to learn how our innovative designs and high-quality custom construction can be ideal for you and your family.