A solar pool heater can significantly reduce swimming pool heating costs. A solar pool heater is cheaper than using gas and electric pool heaters because a solar pool heaters has a very low annual operating costs. Actually, a solar pool heater is the most cost-effective use of solar energy in many climates.
How does a solar pool heater work?
Most solar pool heating systems include the following:
- A solar collector — the device through which pool water is circulated to be heated by the sun
- A filter — removes debris before water is pumped through the collector
- A pump — circulates water through the filter and collector and back to the pool
- A flow control valve — automatic or manual device that diverts pool water through the solar collector.
Pool water is pumped through the filter and then through the solar collector(s), where it is heated before it is returned to the pool. In hot climates, the collector(s) can also be used to cool the pool during peak summer months by circulating the water through the collector(s) at night.
A solar pool heater includes sensors and an automatic or manual valve to divert water through the collector(s) when the collector temperature is sufficiently greater than the pool temperature. When the collector temperature is similar to the pool temperature, filtered water simply bypasses the collector(s) and is returned to the pool.
Heating a swimming pool can consume a lot of energy and add up to high heating bills.
Double your swimming season!
Solar pool heater installations are typically finished in one day. A solar pool heater is the most cost-effective way to heat the water in your pool to a comfortable temperature spring, summer and fall. The solar pool heater harnesses the sun’s energy to extend your swimming season and costs nothing to operate. A solar pool heater is the largest use of solar energy in the world… no surprise, since it’s more economical than a pool heater that uses electricity or gas. What’s more, a solar pool heater for your pool is an affordable, one-time investment that pays for itself in 2-4 years.
On days when you can relax comfortably in a bathing suit at poolside, but the water is too cold for swimming, a solar pool heater can heat your pool to a comfortable temperature. More swimming, sunning and splashing means you’ll realize the full benefit of the investment you made in your pool.