How To Heat A Swimming Pool Virtually For Free

How To Heat A Swimming Pool Virtually For Free

3 Cheap Ways to Heat Your Swimming Pool

From Swim University

One of the biggest surprises that new swimming pool owners receive are the surprising utility bills.  Gas and Electric usage can skyrocket when pools are running, especially when large amounts of gas are being used to heat the swimming pool.  Homeowners are constantly looking for ways to save money on energy costs, even resorting to turning off their system for most of the day and night, which ultimately costs more in reheating and retreating the water.  This post from Matt Giovanisci from Swim University presents three inexpensive methods and means to heat a swimming pool using the free power harnessed from the Sun.

Here is an excerpt from the post:

On this episode we’re talking about 3 ways to heat your swimming pool and keep your pool water warm to make the season just a little longer.

I got an email from Gene who asked…

What’s a good, cheap way to heat pool to make season last a little longer?

There’s a few different options for heating up a pool including buying a gas heater, heat pump, or solar heater. But if you want something good AND cheap, there are 3 ways to heat the pool using the power of the sun.

1. Use a Solar Cover
The cheapest and most effective way to keep your pool warm is to use a solar cover. These are the bubble-wrap like plastic covers that you lay bubble-side down on top of the water. If you have a really big pool, you may need to buy a solar cover reel OR you can cut your solar cover into more manageable pieces.

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