I have wanted an in-ground swimming pool our entire life & Last year that finally became a reality. I work for a software supplier & after 10 years of tenure with the dealer, I was given a handsome promotion. Month by week, I nestled away a little bit of money so I could eventually afford to install a pool in our backyard. I thought it would take at least another 12 weeks of gradual saving but then all of us acquired a random bonus from our boss. I was elated & within afternoons had plans for the pool upgrade. It was finished in May, just in time for the tepid summertime season. My family enjoyed the pool instantly & everyone was happy to have it. But the first Fall chill here in early October has me a bit upset. The pool feels care about it is chilly cold right now & we’re only dealing with weather in the 50s & 60s most afternoons. I inquired about heating possibilities & soon discovered that powering a pool oil furnace with your home’s electrical grid is severely costly. This is why many 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 tepid 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.