I have wanted an in-ground swimming pool my entire life and Last year that finally became a reality. I labor for a software supplier and after 10 years of tenure with the company, I was given a handsome promotion. Month by month, I nestled away a little bit of cash so I could eventually afford to install a pool in my backyard. I thought it would take at least another 12 months of gradual saving but after that the two of us gained a random bonus from my boss. I was elated and within afternoons had plans for the pool replacement. It was finished in May, just in time for the hot summertime season. My family appreciated the pool immediately and everyone was thrilled to have it. But the first Fall chill here in early October has me a bit nervous. The pool feels love it is frigid frigid right now and we’re only dealing with weather in the 50s and 60s most afternoons. I inquired about heating options and soon discovered that powering a pool oil furnace with your home’s electrical grid is seriously extravagant. This is why several people opt for solar heating with their swimming pools. One of the most standard setups involves an ingenious hydronic-like heating system where a pump pulls water from the pool and into a pipe that runs up to your roof and through a series of black solar pads called a solar collector. The solar collector absorbs sun and gets rather hot; and then as the water runs through the channels in the hot solar collector, the water absorbs some of the heat and is pumped back down into the pool. The process cycles until the desired temperature is reached. A special heat insulating pool cover can be laid across the surface of the water overnight to retain much of the heat from earlier in the afternoon. Although the cost will be between $3,000 and $4,000, the added benefit of swimming year round will make the investment worthwhile.