One of the big problems that many outdoor pool owners face is the inability to use their pool 12 months of the year. Those living in a temperate four-season climate will find that the autumn and winter months can be too cold for swimming, even in hot tubs.
The problem is that while it is possible to heat the water in the pool to a level suitable for bathing, the external environment makes getting in and out of the pool a “cooling” experience.
You can opt for automatic swimming pool enclosures for indoor-outdoor pools.
Coupled with the increase in energy costs caused by a larger difference between the ambient temperature and the desired pool temperature, as well as heat loss through evaporation, winter bathing becomes less attractive.
Of course, there is a solution and that is simply to cover the pool with some sort of layer that has enough room to swim underneath.
When it comes to pond cages, there are three main options.
The first is a temporary inflatable cover that can be lifted and then removed each time the pool is used. This type of cover, usually a balloon or pool dome, is placed around the pool and then inflated. A suitable convection heater can be used to pump warm air into the dome and while cheap and cheerful it will work.
On the other hand, this type of canopy is not suitable for wind and is better used on cooler summer days, when the air temperature is lower, but not cold. This type of cage is not suitable for medium to large ponds.