There is no fun taking a dip in cold swimming pool water. It can even be a health risk. The truth, however, is that your pool won’t always be as warm as you would like it, especially during chilly mornings and cold seasons. So what do you do when you want to enjoy a swim but the water is too cold? Or you don’t have a lot of time to wait long for it to warm up? In this article, we look at different ways on how to heat a pool fast.
Gas heaters, though less efficient and more expensive to run, are the quickest way to heat up your pool. They are best suited when the average air temperature is below 50oF. Otherwise, there are other DIY pool heating solutions that are also effective and less costly. They include:
- Floor return lines
- Solar rings and blankets
Floor return lines
The filtration system of most pools works in such a way that the water is funneled to the top of the pool by the return lines once filtered. But since heat rises, the return lines are returning already heated water to the part of the pool which is warmest. Installing return lines on the floor will thus help reduce the amount of energy and time required to heat your pool.
Solar rings and blankets
If you want to heat above ground pool with no built-in heaters, then solar blankets are the best option. You can use them as a cover, but does a swimming pool heat up faster with a cover on or off? What you need to know is that most of the heat from your pool is lost evaporation. By using the solar blankets to cover the pool, you effectively stop the evaporation while absorbing and holding heat from the sun.
As for solar rings, they work the same way as the blankets only that they are smaller, with diameters of about 60 inches.
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Whether you want to heat an in-ground pool or an above-ground one, it needs to be cost-effective and fast so that you enjoy swimming without inconveniences. Hopefully, these solutions help next time you are thinking of ways to warm up your pool water.