Extend Your Pool Season: Heating Options for Above Ground Pools

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Extend Your Pool Season: Heating Options for Above Ground Pools

As the weather cools down, many pool owners start thinking about closing up their above ground pools for the winter. However, what if we told you that you could extend your pool season and enjoy the benefits of your pool even as the temperatures drop? At C&D’s Installers, we understand the desire to make the most of your investment, and one way to do that is by exploring heating options for above ground pools. In this article, we’ll dive into some of the options available to keep your pool water comfortably warm, allowing you to enjoy your pool well beyond the summer months.

Solar Pool Heaters:

Solar pool heaters are an eco-friendly and cost-effective way to heat your above ground pool. These systems harness the power of the sun to raise the water temperature. They consist of solar panels that are usually mounted on a nearby roof or ground-mounted, and a circulation system that pumps the pool water through the panels. As the water circulates through the panels, it gets warmed by the sun’s energy and is returned to the pool.

Heat Pumps:

Heat pumps are another energy-efficient option for heating your above ground pool. These devices work by extracting heat from the air and transferring it to the pool water. Heat pumps are known for their energy efficiency, as they don’t generate heat but rather move it, making them a cost-effective and eco-friendly solution. They are most effective in regions with a moderate climate.

Gas Pool Heaters:

Gas pool heaters, often powered by propane or natural gas, offer a quick and efficient way to heat your pool. These heaters can raise the temperature of your pool water rapidly, making them ideal for those moments when you want to enjoy a warm pool on short notice. Gas heaters are particularly effective in colder climates and can maintain your pool’s temperature regardless of the weather.

Pool Covers:

While not a heating system per se, a pool cover can help retain the heat generated by your heating system. Pool covers act as insulators, reducing heat loss due to evaporation and nighttime cooling. By using a pool cover when your pool is not in use, you can significantly decrease your heating costs and extend your swimming season.


Heating your above ground pool opens up a world of possibilities for year-round enjoyment. Whether you prefer the sustainability of solar, the energy efficiency of heat pumps, or the quick heating of gas heaters, there are options to suit every pool owner’s needs. At C&D’s Installers, we’re here to help you explore these heating options and find the best solution for your above ground pool. Don’t let the changing seasons limit your enjoyment of your pool – extend your pool season and make the most of your investment. Contact us today to discuss your heating options and keep the good times flowing well into the colder months!