Learn how you can keep your pool warm without breaking the bank.

Even though most pools are equipped with a heater, running it constantly can be an expensive way to keep your pool comfortable.  Looking for a more affordable way to heat up your pool this winter?  Here are some pros and cons associated with different pool heating methods.

1) Use Solar

Using the heat from the sun to heat your pool is practically free.  While there is a cost to pumping your pool water through large solar panels, this is actually very minimal.  However, using solar to heat your pool isn’t always enough to keep your pool comfortable year-round.  If the sun is obscured, your pool will not warm up quickly or adequately.  Needless to say, using solar as a pool heating method is best suited for those who live in more sunny climates.

2) Control Evaporation

Heat loss in pools is primarily the result of the water evaporating.  In fact, more than 75% of pool heat loss can be attributed to evaporation.  One way to prevent evaporation is by using a pool cover when your pool is not in use.  There are various means by which you can keep your pool covered, from solid pool blankets to liquid pool blankets.  It’s up to the pool owner to weigh the safety features and effectiveness of each method.

3) Block the Wind

Another way to keep your pool warner is by shielding the surface of the water from the wind.  When the wind blows, small ripples form on the surface of the water.  This irregularity in the pool’s surface actually accelerates the heat loss caused by evaporation.  The best way to prevent this type of heat loss is by creating a pool environment that is shielded from the effects of the wind.

There are just a couple of affordable ways to keep your pool temperature more comfortable this winter.  Remember, it’s important to keep your pool warm and well maintained all year long.  For assistance with maintaining your pool, contact the professionals at Clean & Clear Pools.  Located in Danville, California, we serve the Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin, San Ramon, Alamo, and Danville communities.

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