3 Cheap Ways to Heat Your Pool This Winter Off-Season

Backyard pools are almost a necessary feature for all Australian homes, and for good reason since our weather is so beautiful for most of the year. But as all Aussies refuse to leave the heater’s side during the colder months in Winter and Autumn, our backyard pools often get no use. Luckily, thanks to solar technological advancements, you can heat your pool this Winter off-season effectively, affordably and sustainably.

Even though summer is officially coming to an end, you don’t have to avoid the pool just yet; instead, try one of these low-cost pool heating options. Often people ask, how can I heat my pool cheaply?

Water evaporation is the leading cause of pool heat loss, accounting for 75% of heat loss in both indoor and outdoor pools, which triggers the water level to drop quicker than normal. Although external factors – like wind and humidity – increases evaporation and heat loss exponentially.

Solar heating systems are typically the cheapest and most common option for pool heating in Australia, as the system works best in mild and sunny climates.

Solar Blanket for Pool

A solar blanket for a pool is the most cost-effective method for retaining heat in a swimming pool. Not only are solar pool covers cost-effective for their monetary value but for their effectiveness value, as the covers tackle the root cause of heat loss, evaporation.

While there are many solar pool covers available on the market, from solar rings, liquid solar covers to solar pool blankets. Floating rings, in particular, are not a practical or cost-effective option for off-season pool heating because solar floating rings leave large gaps between each other, allowing debris to fall into the pool and reduces the amount of pool heat retained. Plus, the rings eventually sink to the pool floor and are no longer usable.

Instead, a one-piece solar blanket is the perfect solar pool cover because it is the most effective cover for preventing debris from entering the pool and preventing heat loss. In addition, the pool solar blanket serves as a barrier, shielding the water from sporadic gusts of wind, freezing rain, and other natural factors that lead to the cooling of your pool’s water, preventing 99% of water evaporation.

Not only are solar pool blankets a protective lid for your pool, but they also absorb heat from the sun, which is then transferred into the water, holding your pool at the perfect swimming temperature. This ability decreases water evaporation and increases heat conservation when exposed to strong direct sunlight.

Solar Pool Pump & Solar Panel Heater

Looking for a rapid and cost-effective way to heat your swimming pool effectively? Then a solar pool heater or a solar pool pump are the best options.

Solar pool pumps and solar panel heaters absorb heat from the sun and pull hot air from the air. High-quality solar pool heaters provide heating for your pool all year, regardless of whether the sun has been out that day or that week!

A solar pool heater is a small device that collects solar energy from panels on your roof. The most energy-efficient form of pool heating is solar panel heating, which usually raises pool temperatures by 6-10 degrees. A solar panel heater will easily heat your pool to 30 degrees, even on a 20-degree day!

Pool Solar Heating Devices in Combination

We understand why some consumers want a quick and inexpensive way to heat their pool, but would you use your air conditioner or heater and leave the windows open in your home? Isn’t that a waste of time? The same is true for pool heating; without a solar blanket, the heat from a solar pool pump will quickly evaporate.

Using two or three solar heating systems together – for example, integrating a solar panel heater with a solar pool pump and a solar blanket for your pool – is the most cost-effective and best-performing way of heating your swimming pool.

The solar pool pump will create the ideal temperature. The solar panel heater will sustain the perfect pool water temperature. Finally, the solar blanket will keep the pool’s temperature safe from the elements.

A solar pool pump performs better on gloomy days and during the dark hours of the night, while a solar panel heater performs best on sunnier days to keep the solar pool pump’s hard work going.

The multiple solar heating systems will conveniently always hold your ideal pool temperature around the clock as they work together. Plus, even if you use several units, you can still feel guilt-free because all types of solar heating are environmentally friendly.