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Don’t Break The Bank To Get That Heated Pool

Fall is finally here, bringing with it those crisp, cool nights we have all been anxiously waiting for. There’s something about that first chilly night that just makes you want to take a dip into a warm heated pool. 

However, that feeling goes away quickly once we get the next month’s electric bill. Heating a pool can be quite a costly affair, after all. Luckily, there are several methods to cut those costs so you can get back to enjoying your pool without any stress. 

Heated pool savers

Heated pool savers

Cost Cutting Techniques For Your Heated Pool

Here are the four methods we liked best:

  1. Solar Covers: This is one of the most cost-effective methods to heat your pool. These covers impede the process of evaporation, keeping the midday warmth in. In essence, it serves as a protective lid for your pool while improving heat retention and reducing evaporation.
  2. Solar Rings: Much the same as the above solar cover, rings are a smaller, easier alternative to the cover. They are connectable circles or rings that simply float on the surface. Opt for ones with magnets as it helps keep them better connected. 
  3. Liquid Solar Covers: Again, a product that creates a barrier that reduces evaporation. A lightweight solar shield that is invisible to the human eye, this is a thin, eco-safe and non-toxic chemical barrier which reduces heat loss.
  4. Windproof Pool Enclosure: This limits the amount of wind that gets to the surface of the pool. While very effective, it’s more of a permanent solution than temporary. The only negative to this method is the visible enclosure that is built around the pool area. 

There are several other options that are just as good, if not better, but would come with a bigger price tag. If that is not an issue, check into installing a pool heat pump. Using a pool heat pump along with a solar heater can actually maximize the heat in your pool. 

There are options so you don’t freeze this winter and your bills aren’t sky-high. Either way, though, you’ll have to decide on a direction to go in, so check with the professionals at Artesian Pools, today, to see what they recommend. 

These are the 3 Types of In Ground Pools

In-ground pools are the perfect long term investment in your home and family!

A swimming pool is the icing on the cake when it comes to an aesthetic backyard. Not only that, but it is the classic hub for get-togethers where family and friends can enjoy music and fun. When thinking about the impact a pool has on your family’s home and social life, Only the best materials and types can go in to truly represent what makes your house a home. Look at this list, and find us on artesianpools.com to learn more about our types of in-ground pools.

The three main Types of in ground pools are vinyl, fiberglass and concrete. The main differences in these materials are based on long-term maintenance, initial cost, aesthetic, and build time and strategy. These are also the main points we will be looking at in this guide.

Types of In-Ground Pools

Vinyl Pools

Vinyl pools are defined by the vinyl sheet that finishes the pool’s build. This makes its build time around one to two weeks. Pool builders will dig the hole of the pool, adding the pool walls as well. When that is finished, the base of the pool is coated in a thin layer of concrete to ensure a smooth pool floor. A vinyl sheet is then placed over the pool walls and the pool base.

The initial costs of Vinyl pools average around $30k- $40k. If properly maintained, the vinyl cover will not need to be replaced too often. Vinyl replacements usually cost around $5000, but also catching and treating tears can cost much less if done in a timely manner.

Maintaining these pools is not to hard because they do not stain like concrete. However, a little more care must be taken into monitoring chemicals in the pool. Too high chemical concentration can thin the sheet, causing tears and holes to form.

These pools are generally the middle-tier in expense and do not require professional experience to maintain properly.

Fiberglass Pools

Fiberglass pools are a type of in-ground pool which utilizes an already made pool frame that is inserted into a hole in the ground. This makes the price vary, usually from $5000 – $40k depending on the size and shape of the pool.

Maintenance on Fiberglass pools are the easiest among the three types of inground pools. Just check the pool chemistry and clean it regularly. They are the least customizable and therefore not the first choice, but the least expensive.

Fiberglass pool installation can take as little as one week to complete. They are quick to build and cheap, but do not offer a great amount of customization or quality.

Concrete Pools

Concrete pools offer the most customization and creativity, but at more cost. Designs can really express the owner’s creativity and reflect the style of the house. These start from a design which is then dug into the ground. The base is covered in gunite or concrete and then smoothed out.

Though concrete pools do take much longer to install, they last long as well and do not need to be replaced as often as either fiberglass and vinyl pools.

These types of inground pools can be pricey, ranging from $30k – $70k. The maintenance on these pools are very minimal however. If the pool suffers damage, it may need to be replaced, but it is highly unlikely.

These are the best pools for a growing family because of the low risk and low maintenance. Visit Artesian Pools where our dedication to the cornerstone of family fun and love still holds strong after over 40 years.