Solar heating your above ground pool can help extend your pool season allowing you to start swimming earlier in the spring and close your pool later in the fall. Your location and weather will be factors that you’ll need to consider.
1. Place your pool in and area that gets plenty of direct sunlight
If your pool is shaded it will be tough to make or keep the water warm.
2. Use a solar cover/blanket
A solar blanket for above ground pools can increase water temperature by up to 10 degrees while helping to reduce evaporation of water by up to 95% and with it chemical loss.
3. Solar Heat your pool with this simple DIY – PVC + Garden Hose (See video below)
You’ll need a Hayward 1.5” inlet going into your pool.
4. Beluga Pool Solutions
Similar to our DIY project above, thread the Beluga into your standard 1-1/2″ inlet fitting and connect a long dark colored garden hose that will soak up lots of sun.