Cold Winters, Hot Summers
If the region where you live experiences all four seasons, a pool doesn’t have to be costly to maintain as long as you follow some simple energy-saving tips. The key to saving energy with a seasonal-use pool is to only keep the pool heated when you’re most likely to use it, which is the spring, summer, and early fall. Additionally, you can install a pool cover to keep in the heat provided by a pool heater, or paint the bottom of your pool a dark color to help it absorb and retain heat from the sun.
Combining a dark-bottom pool with a transparent pool cover maximizes the amount of sunlight your pool can absorb and retain. Installing a solar heating system for your pool is another option you can consider to make your pool more energy efficient.