I have wanted an in-ground swimming pool my entire life & yesterday that finally became a reality. I job for a software business & after 10 years of tenure with the corporation, I was given a handsome promotion. Month by week, 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 weeks of gradual saving however then I acquired a random bonus from my boss. I was elated & within days had plans for the pool installation. It was finished in May, just in time for the hot warm season season. My family enjoyed the pool immediately & almost everyone was delighted to have it. But the first Autumn chill here in early October has me a bit nervous. The pool feels care about it is chilly chilly right now & we’re only dealing with weather in the 50s & 60s most days. I inquired about heating options & soon discovered that powering a pool oil furnace with your home’s electrical grid is seriously fancy. This is why several people opt for solar heating with their swimming pools. One of the most official setups involves an ingenious hydronic-like heating plan where a pump pulls water from the pool & into a pipe that runs up to your roof & through a series of black solar pads called a solar collector. The solar collector absorbs sunshine & gets rather hot; & then as the water runs through the channels in the hot solar collector, the water absorbs some of the heat & 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 day. Although the cost will be between $3,000 & $4,000, the added benefit of swimming year round will make the investment worthwhile.