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How to Cool the Water in Your Swimming Pool

In Pool Features by Platinum Pools

There’s nothing like a pool to cool you off when the weather is hot.  However, if your pool is too hot, it can be uncomfortable to swim in.  Here are some tips on cooling your pool quickly and easily!

Run the Filter at Night

Most people enjoy swimming in the pool to cool off on a hot day.  However, there are ways to make your pool even cooler.  A straightforward way is to run your filter at night.  The filtration process removes heat from the water.  By running your filter overnight for 8-10 hours, you can lower the temperature of your pool by several degrees in some cases.

Not only will this make for a refreshing swim, but it will also extend the life of your pool equipment.  So, if you want to keep your pool a little cooler all summer long, run your filter at night.

Use Ice to Cool Down Your Pool

An easy way to cool down your pool, and one of the best things you can do is to add some ice.  Ice lowers the overall temperature of the water, making it more refreshing to swim in.  It also helps keep your pool clean by preventing the growth of algae and bacteria.  As it melts, it slowly releases its cooling effect into the water.  To add ice to your pool, fill a cooler with ice cubes and float them in the water.  You can also use an inflatable raft or tube to hold the cooler.  Just be sure to monitor the ice level and add more ice as needed.

Install a Pool Chiller or a Heat Pump

If you are looking for a longer-term solution to keep your pool cool, consider installing a pool chiller or heat pump.

Pool chillers and heat pumps work by circulating the water in your pool and extracting heat from the water.  It helps lower the overall temperature of your pool, making it more comfortable to swim in.

Pool chillers and heat pumps are more expensive than other cooling methods, but they are a great way to keep your pool cool all summer.  When choosing a pool chiller or heat pump, compare the different models to find the right one for your pool.


There are several ways to cool down the water in a swimming pool.  By running the filter at night, adding ice to the water, or installing a pool chiller or heat pump, you can lower the temperature of your pool and make swimming in it refreshing.  Get out there and enjoy the cool water! 

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