Navigating the Transition from Winter to Spring

That time of year is coming when the weather begins to warm up and the flowers begin to bloom. With spring fever comes the urge to swim. Remember that it is never too early to prepare for the spring. Many pool owners find it difficult to navigate the transition from winter to spring. One conundrum is when they should open their pools. When is too early? Too late? The answer to these questions depends on the region but there are general signals that will supply the answers to their questions.

How to Discern the Right Time to Open Up Your Pool

  • Keys Months to Open Up the Pool: Many pool owners open up their pools during the months of April, May, and June. The choice varies based on the region they live in. Southern states choose April since the weather warms up earlier. Whereas Northern states wait until June.
  • Keep an Eye on the Temperature: When the temperature is consistently above 70 degrees then it is time to open the pool. It is especially important for those in colder regions to wait for consistent weather. It is never certain when a rainstorm or freeze will hit your area. Even if it is safe, many may feel it still too early to open up the pool. There is a good reason why it is a good idea. Algae breeds in warmer temperature even when the pool is covered. Algae can mean days of cleaning the pool to achieve the right swimming conditions. It is much easier to open the pool sooner to avoid algae build-up.
  • Save Money by Opening Earlier: Many people tend to think that holding off on opening a pool will save them money. This is a misconception since modern filtration systems and chemicals are actually cost-effective. It is actually more expensive to wait since additional chemicals needed to clean the pool because of a late opening are costly.

Swimming Pools in Vancouver, WA

A covered pool may not be an eyesore but it is certainly not attractive. Once you can open up your pool, you will find your backyard opens up. It is never too early to think about the spring and your pool needs. Residents of Vancouver can look to Haven for their pool needs. For more information, peruse our site. Or contact us at one of our offices.


10560 SE Highway 212
Clackamas, OR 97015
(503) 655-2900

4255 SW Hall Blvd
Beaverton, OR 97005
(503) 649-2201

2009 NE 117th St.
Vancouver, WA 98686
(360) 574-0135