Swimming Pool Heating

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You can reduce the cost of heating your swimming pool by installing a high-efficiency or solar heater, using a pool cover, managing the water temperature, and using a smaller pump less often. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/herreid

You can reduce the cost of heating your swimming pool by installing a high-efficiency or solar heater, using a pool cover, managing the water temperature, and using a smaller pump less often. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/herreid

Heating a swimming pool can consume a lot of energy and add up to high heating bills. You can improve your swimming pool's heating and energy efficiency by doing the following:

Installing a High Efficiency or Solar Pool Heater

You can reduce swimming pool heating costs by installing an energy-efficient pool heater. Learn more about the following:

Using a Pool Cover >

Covering a pool when it is not in use is the single most effective means of reducing pool heating costs.

Managing the Water Temperature >

Choose an efficient pool temperature and turn the temperature down or turn off the heater when the pool won't be used for several days.

Installing a Smaller Pump and Operating it Less >

Choose a smaller, energy-efficient pump and reduce the time it runs to save energy and money.

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Rebates & Tax Credits

A federal tax credit is available for solar water heaters. The credit is for 30% through 2019, then decreases to 26% for tax year 2020, then to 22% for tax year 2021. It expires December 31, 2021. Learn more and find state and local incentives.

The federal tax credit for other water heaters expired at the end of 2016. If you installed an eligible water heater in 2015 or 2016, file form 5695 with your taxes to claim the credit.