Weather is capricious, one day it is sunny, the next day it can be cloudy, chilly and breezy. This change in weather can turn off the mood of swimming pool enthusiasts since they probably love to swim in warm water.
Happiness is getting into the pool, without feeling any discomfort due to water temperature. Agreed?
But, how to keep your pool warm?
Herein, we are suggesting the 5 routes to heat the swimming pool to extend the swim season year after year:
1. Install a solar pool cover
No one fancies swimming in an overly chilly pool. The main reason for the loss of heat from a pool is evaporation that occurs while the pool is in direct contact with the external elements. From the heat rays of the sun to the sporadic rush of wind, each factor contributes to heat loss.
Solar pool covers are one of the most cost-effective ways to heat the swimming pool at night, in winters, and on cloudy days. A solar cover is a protective layer and retains the ambient heat drawn from the air and sunlight. This feature reduces evaporation and improves heat retention.
Alternatively, you can look for modern pool enclosures that seamlessly fit for homes, restaurants, spa, and other areas.
As per Right Scape Now, “A fact sheet from the Arizona Department of Water Resources (2009) advocates that pool and spa owners can reduce evaporation up to 95% by installing covers.” Surprised?
To make your search water-smart, below are different types of solar covers:
- Bubble solar covers: These covers act as a greenhouse to trap the moisture and the heat that would normally evaporate.
- Solar sun rings: The double-layer vinyl of rings helps to conserve water, by protecting chemically balanced pool water from evaporating.
- Liquid solar covers: Invisible in appearance, these covers create the convenience that no solar cover can. This means you can enjoy your pool while it is working.
2. Black hose hack
To heat the pool, this black hose hack smartly uses the energy from the sun. Steps to use black hose trick:
- Buy a black hose for your garden.
- Sort out the hose to attach it to the faucet in your garden.
- Place the hose at an area that has direct exposure to sunlight.
- Wrap the hose in coil form, and feed the end of the hose directly into the pool.
- Being black in color, it will absorb more heat and will warm the water when it moves from the hose into the swimming pool.
This method is both environment-and pocket-friendly.
3. Pool heat pump
A heat pump for your swimming pool is a worthy investment as it has numerous features. It is highly powerful, easy to operate, fast, environment-friendly, and has a long service life.
The pool pump is useful in winters, cloudy days, and nights.
It draws moderately hot air from the wind and magnify the harvested heat and then transfers it to the pool. One of the plus points of a heat pump is that it depends totally on climate, and not on the sun. Sun rays do not have any impact on the performance of a heater pump.
4. Solar panels
Surprisingly, solar panels are an easier and economical way of heating your pool.
A solar panel heating system flows water through solar panels firmly fixed on the roof and uses solar energy to warm the water.
To quickly heat the pool, it is best to combine solar panels with an electric heating system.
Most solar pool heating systems have a few components that include a solar collector or panel, filter, flow control valve, and pump. These components work together to warm your pool water to the needed temperature.
Here’s how it works:
- The filter pumps the water.
- The water reaches the solar collector.
- At the solar collector, water is heated and flown back into the pool.
Solar panels produce eco-friendly energy instead of heat.
5. Windproof pool enclosure
In case you live in a high wind area, a windproof pool enclosure is the best way to keep your pool warm. The rushing wind on the surface of the pool forces warm water to escape from the pool. It is a safety barrier on the pool against the fast wind and protects the pool from losing its heat.
The good thing is that a windproof pool enclosure makes the pool usable in any weather, rain or sun. Moreover, it makes pool maintenance easier.
From absorbing solar energy to withdrawing warmth straight from the air, nearly all these methods depend on solar energy in one form or the other.
So those who have a swimming pool but don’t know how to heat it. Follow any of these effective ways to heat a pool.