With the start of a new decade, it’s safe to say we all had a bright outlook on what 2020 would bring. What any of us could not possibly have anticipated was a spring and (now possibly) summer spent in quarantine with kids out of school a whole 2+ months early.

With all that has transpired, our expectations of summer 2020 have also changed. On the bright side, there are still so many things to look forward to, and one of those is the start of swim season. As pools begin to open throughout this month and into next, let’s take a look at just a few reasons why those who have access to a pool this summer will be feeling particularly grateful.

Reason #1 There’s Never Been a More Acceptable Time to Open Early

2020 will certainly be a memorable year for many reasons. For the swimming pool industry, we will forever remember this as the year a record number of pool owners chose to open their pools as early as March. You heard that right! In Pennsylvania, we very well could expect snow through April, yet with COVID-19 shutting down everything from government and schools to churches and parks, no one wants to take the chance that their swimming pool may not have the help of a professional pool company, like Blue Diamond Pool Services, to make sure it’s ready for swim season. We get it – and we’re ready to serve!

Reason #2 Public Pools and Lakes Could Look a Lot Different This Summer

We know that the Governor’s stay-at-home order will go to the end of April, with many speculating it will continue well beyond that. If that does become the case, May and June will be particularly trying months as people long for outdoor activities beyond walking and sitting outside. For those who normally utilize a public pool or lake to stay cool in the summer, it’s hard to say if these will still open on time, or at all, given the importance of social distancing. So, those who have a private pool in their backyard are particularly fortunate going into summer 2020.

Reason #3 Swimming in the Summer Never Goes Out of Style

With the start of each new swim season, when the covers come off pools and they’re cleaned and filled to perfection, it’s like a whole new world has opened before you. It’s hard to remember when you last swam (even if it was just last fall) and you can’t wait to jump in. Having a swimming pool this summer gives you guaranteed access to long, sunny days filled with splashing, floating, and lounging.

Reason #4 It’s a Silver Lining of Quarantine and Working from Home

Right about now, especially with the announcement of schools closing for the school year, families with swimming pools are really excited they can spread out a bit more in the coming months, while still adhering to the stay-at-home order. The only downside is that those of us still trying to work-from-home will be that much more tempted to take a Zoom call from a raft, or pack it up early to join the rest of the family by the pool. Everything in moderation, even moderation!

Reason #5 It’s Great Form of Exercise Right at Home

With more than a month under our belts in quarantine, we can all feel the effects of getting a bit stir crazy or bored with our at-home workouts. With a swimming pool, you can exercise outdoors, in the sun, while still staying cool. And it adds a great variation to all those walks and runs. And for people with joint or back issues, swimming is low impact and great for all abilities. So for those with a swimming pool this summer, be sure to make use of this great exercise option before you resort to the raft or lounge chair.

Things are bound to look a lot different for all of us this summer to various degrees. For those who already have a swimming pool in their backyard, we’re certain you’ll be feeling extra grateful to have this outlet with schools closing early and working from home. We hope you make the most of it, and use this extra family time to make some great memories!

Regardless of whether you have a swimming pool or not, what are something things you are looking forward to experiencing this summer? Tell us in the comments below.