Dive into energy savings!

Regardless of the size of your pool or whether it’s in-ground or above-ground, using a solar pool cover will help you consume up to 45% less energy (if used 16 hours a day). The cover will curb heat loss and keep the water warmer.


  • Recoup the purchase price through electricity savings in the first summer.
  • Use fewer chemicals.
  • Avoid heat loss and wasting water.


  • Above-ground pool: Save up to $ 180 per summer!*
  • In-ground pool: Save up to $ 230 every summer!*


  • Remove the cover completely before letting anyone in the pool and never let anyone swim underneath it when it’s on the water.
  • Store the cover in a dry, shaded place.
  • Remove the cover every couple of days to oxygenate the water.

* Calculation basis:

* Energy consumption and savings depend on installation features and heater and cover use. Amounts based on electricity price of 8.28¢/kWh.

** Assumptions for kilowatthour (kWh) and percentage (%) values: Swimming pool type and size shown; heat pump properly sized for pool sizes shown, with seasonal coefficient of performance (COP) of 4; full sun exposure; typical Montréal climate; pool used and heated between May 21 and September 15, with thermostat set at 27ºC; cover used 16 hours/day throughout entire period.

Where can you find energy-efficient pool products?

Energy-efficient pool products are sold by our Efficient Pools Program partners:

  • Logo Club Piscine
  • logo Trevi
  • logo Maître Piscinier
  • logo Sima Canada
  • logo Association des commerçants de piscines du Québec

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