Dive into energy savings!

Regardless of the size of your pool or whether it’s in-ground or above-ground, you will save energy using a solar pool cover 16 hours a day. The cover will curb heat loss and keep the water warmer.

Save up to


on heating costs using a solar pool cover.


  • Cost effective: By using a solar pool cover every day, you’ll recoup the purchase price through electricity savings in the first summer.
  • Good for the environment: With a solar pool cover, there’s less heat loss, evaporation and wasting water, and you’ll also use fewer chemicals to keep your water clean.

Savings for both types of pools

Above-ground pool

24-ft. diameter (42 m2)

Save up to


every summer**

In-ground pool

16 ft. x 32 ft. (48 m2)

Save up to


every summer**


  • Remove the cover completely before swimming, and never swim when the cover is on the pool.
  • Store the cover in a dry place in the shade.
  • Remove the cover every couple of days to oxygenate the water.

** Calculation basis

  • 24-ft. above-ground pool and 16 ft. x 32 ft. in-ground pool.
  • Amounts based on an electricity price of 8.89¢/kWh.
  • Heating: Savings are calculated based on the use of a heat pump of the appropriate size for the pool dimensions shown, based on current practice, with a seasonal coefficient of performance (COP) of 4.5 .
  • The pool has full sun exposure.
  • Based on a typical Montréal climate, the pool is used and heated between May 21 and September 15, with the thermostat set at 27°C. The cover is used 16 hours a day throughout the 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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