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How to Heat Your Pool for Free

How to Heat Your Pool for Free

Posted by Dunn Rite on Mar 13th 2023

Do you dread taking a dip in your pool because the water is too chilly? You don't have to spend a fortune on heating your pool. Everyone needs to save a few dollars and why not start with your pool. From  pool fountains to solar covers, there's actually a lot of tips and tricks when it comes to heating your pool water rather than spending money.

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How to Heat Your Pool for Free

From windbreakers to a solar heater, we've offered up plenty of ways to keep your pool warm enough to enjoy year round. Keep on reading to learn more about these affordable methods to warm your pool up.

Solar Covers

Solar covers are an excellent way to heat your pool for free. They work by trapping the sun's heat and using it to warm up your pool water. The cover also helps to reduce water evaporation, which can save you money on your water bill.


If your pool is located in an area that is exposed to high winds, consider installing a windbreaker. A windbreaker can help to reduce the amount of heat that is lost from your pool due to wind. You can create a windbreak by planting tall bushes or trees around your pool area or by installing a fence.

Black Hose Trick

This trick is a favorite among DIY enthusiasts. All you need is a black garden hose and some direct sunlight. Simply lay the hose out in the sun and let the water inside heat up. Once the water is hot, connect the hose to your pool's water intake and let the heated water flow into the pool.

Use a Solar Heater

A solar heater is an excellent investment if you want to heat your pool for free. These heaters work by using the sun's energy to heat up the water in the heater, which is then pumped into your pool. Although they can be a bit pricey, they are worth the investment in the long run.

Make Use of Your Landscaping

Your landscaping can play a significant role in heating your pool for free. If you have a pool that is located in an area that receives a lot of sun, consider planting trees or shrubs that can provide shade. This will help to keep the water cool during hot summer days.

Pool Cover

A pool cover can help to retain the heat in your pool, especially during the night when the temperature drops. Pool covers come in different materials, but a thicker one is more effective in retaining the heat. Some pool covers are specifically designed to absorb and retain the sun's heat.

Turn Off Water Features

Water features such as  pool fountains and waterfalls can be beautiful, but they can also lower the temperature of your pool water. The constant flow of water can cool down the water, making it less enjoyable to swim in. By turning off these water features, you can help to retain the heat in your pool.

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Heat Your Pool for Free & Buy Pool Accessories

Whichever method you choose to save money on heating your pool is cash you've saved to purchase quality pool accessories such as a pool fountain from Dunn-Rite Products. Pool fountains not only keep the water moving in your pool, but they also serve as a decorative statement piece. Choose from high-quality  pool fountains, available for all types of pools including above-ground pools, in-ground pools, and semi-inground pools.

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