As the Winter time weather continues to drop and get chillier and chillier, I’ve been afternoon dreaming about getting back into the water. See, our husband and I bought a beach house with an in-ground pool. However, I entirely adore being in the water. Swimming is 1 of our number one things in the world, which is 1 of the major reasons why the people I was with and I bought this house. However, the problem is that I can’t use our pool as much as I would like. See, our husband and I live easily far up north. It’s so freezing here that I can only feasibly use our pool for 3 weeks of the year, at best. In most cases, our winters can last up to multiple weeks. That’s multiple weeks that I am most often stuck inside glaring at the snow. But I got to thinking recently when I was at the gym, what if the people I was with and I just added a heating plan to the pool? I did some digging, and it turns out that it’s not as difficult as I thought. I had no plan how heated pools worked; I thought it would prefer the tiny part oil furnace that warms the water of our fish tank! No, a heated pool is much the same as a heated floor. What you do is place a heating element against the walls of the pool, between the pool wall and the fill. This spreads gentle heating through the surface of the pool, which then heats the water. This plan of hydronic heating can be done with a gas boiler, which is exactly what I have! Apparently all the people I was with and I would need to do is run additional pipes out to the pool, which will carry the hot water heating element to the pool.