Why Not Extend the Pool Season?

With summer’s end only weeks away, families planning a new pool may be unsure about the right time to take the plunge.

Consider these points: There’s nothing wrong with a relaxing poolside gathering with family while your Thanksgiving turkey slowly browns in the oven. In fact, you don’t have to be a member of the Polar Bear Club to enjoy a backyard pool in March. That’s because today’s backyard pools have evolved from a one-season oasis to a lifestyle amenity that can be enjoyed from early spring through late fall, even in the chilly Bergen County area. For those considering installing a new pool now, the return on investment of an extended season makes pool ownership a purchase with an equally extended payback.

According to the Northeast Spa and Pool Association (NESPA), an organization representing the pool and spa industry, today’