Winter Wonderland: Enjoy Your Pool Year-Round


When temperatures drop, many assume their pool is off-limits until summer. However, with some adjustments, your pool can be a year-round oasis in New Zealand’s winter. Here’s how to make the most of it.

Embrace the Winter Swim

Winter swims can be invigorating, boosting circulation, immunity, and mental clarity. For more comfort, consider a pool heater:

Electric Heat Pumps: Efficient and cost-effective, they maintain a steady temperature by extracting heat from the air.

Gas Heaters: Ideal for quick heating, perfect for spontaneous swims or guests, though with higher operating costs.

Solar Heating: Utilise sunny winter days with solar panels to reduce heating costs, though less effective on cloudy days.

Create a Warm Atmosphere

Enhance your pool area for winter enjoyment with:

Hot Tubs and Spas: Our Cedar Hot Tubs, made from Canadian Western Red Cedar, offer a warm retreat, available in electric or wood-fired options.

Outdoor Heating: Install heaters or a fire pit to create a cosy atmosphere.

Lighting: Use string lights, lanterns, and underwater lights to make your pool area inviting and safe in the dark.

Maintain Your Pool

Keep your pool in top condition with these tips:

  • Regular Cleaning: Even with less use, keep your pool clean. Our Pool Valet Services ensure it’s always ready.
  • Water Chemistry: Maintain proper chemical balance to prevent algae growth.
  • Pool Cover: Use a cover to retain heat and keep debris out.

Winter Pool Activities

Enjoy various activities in your pool during winter:

  • Pool Parties: Host a winter pool party with hot drinks and a warm fire pit.
  • Aqua Aerobics: Stay fit with year-round water exercises.
  • Stargazing: Float in your heated pool and enjoy the clear, starry skies.

With the right equipment and maintenance, your pool can be a winter wonderland. Don’t let cold weather stop you from enjoying it. Embrace the season and make the most of your outdoor space all year. Contact Capital Pools & Spas to learn more about our heating and maintenance services.