When it comes to successfully heating your pool with solar energy, using a solar pool cover is a small step that makes a huge difference. A solar pool cover can efficiently help retain heat, which reduces energy costs overall.
These innovative solar features are designed to absorb thermal energy from the sun and directly transfer that heat to the pool’s surface. The surface is where the most heat is generally lost through the evaporation process. Reducing evaporation through this solar heat transfer lengthens the swimming season and helps save on costs associated with energy bills, chemicals, and filter maintenance.
In most cases, the use of a solar cover can increase the temperature of the water by 15 degrees without needing to utilize gas or propane. Many people using solar covers for their pools cut their heating costs down anywhere from 50% to 70%. You can experience these results whether you use the covers on an above-ground or an in-ground pool.