How Late in the Year Can You Swim in Texas?

You’ve had the BEST staycation this year. Those sultry rays of the summer sun and the sound of squealing kids splashing in your backyard pool – it’s the things that summer memories are made of. As fall approaches, you find yourself getting a little sad about closing up the pool. You wish that summer swimming could extend into fall and even into winter. Is it possible? How late in the year can you swim in Texas?

Texas Swim Perks

There are a million majestic things about living in the great state of Texas! And one of those is an extended swim season. Although most of America will be closing down their pools around Labor Day, the southern climate allows a lot of Texans to leave their pool open through fall, depending on the weather. In Livingston, the daytime temperature in October can still be in the 80s. The biggest condition for your swimming pleasure will be water temperature. When the nights cool down and the days can’t compensate for the warmth, it may be time to close up your pool and wait for spring. When you are ready to close your pool, bring us a water sample and we will help. Our ALEX® computerized water testing gives far deeper and more meaningful results than a simple poolside test strip. Our technicians can make specific recommendations for basic maintenance, pool closings, and more, using this advanced information. And with the right pool closing chemicals, you’ll have the easiest pool opening in the spring that you ever could have hoped for.

Make the Fun Last

Do you want your swim season to last past the start of the school year and into the holiday season? Consider a pool heater from Backyard Oasis. Heating your pool is a wise investment as it increases its value and extends your swimming season. When you’re ready to graduate to a higher degree of comfort and control, choose the right heating solution for your water. All of our heaters deliver fast heat-up times, low operating costs, and long life. Rugged housings are built to withstand the elements, and compact, attractive designs blend into any environment. With a fantastic selection of heaters from Pentair and Hayward, you will have a beautiful pool retreat that your neighbors will envy.

Whether you decide to close your pool when the temperature finally drops, or you want the bonus of extending your swim season, the specialists at Backyard Oasis are here to help. Give us a call or come in-store to see the incredible solutions we have for your pool paradise. We are open six days a week to keep you swimming as long as you wish.