FREQUENTLY ASKED SOLAR POOL HEATING QUESTIONS
How efficiently does solar power heat a pool?
Solar energy is simply another option for heating your pool. A well built solar pool system is capable of producing the same outcomes as other fuels. On days when you can comfortably lounge in a bathing suit poolside, but the water is too cold to swim, solar energy may heat your pool to a reasonable swimming temperature.
How does a solar pool heater function simply?
Using the pump that pumps pool water through the filter, the water is automatically redirected via the solar collector’s numerous tiny passageways. During its passage through the collector, solar energy is heated. This heated water is then returned directly to the pool. When the appropriate comfort level has been attained, the water skips the solar collector and returns directly to the pool.
Must solar collectors face due directly North?
Perhaps not necessarily. The solar collectors should be put where they will get sunlight for the most of the day. Depending on the angle of the mounting surface, east- and west-facing systems can perform similarly.
Why would I want to heat my pool?
You probably purchased your pool for a variety of reasons, including family pleasure, entertaining guests, fitness, peaceful relaxation, and even therapeutic purposes. You spent much time deciding to purchase a high-quality pool, furniture, fence, and other pool-related accessories. Therefore, you anticipate getting the most out of your pool. But if your pool is usually too chilly for comfortable swimming, you are not maximising the value of your substantial investment. Solar pool heating may successfully lengthen the swimming pool season by two months.
What sort of collector should I use to heat my pool?
You shouldn’t spend a lot of money on expensive equipment that isn’t made to heat pools, like the glass-covered, insulated housings that high-temperature residential water heaters have. In fact, the cheaper collectors that don’t have glass can move heat to your pool better than the more expensive ones that do.
What sort of maintenance is necessary?
The solar pool heater won’t need any maintenance besides closing the pool for the winter.
How much will it cost to operate my solar pool heater?
As solar energy is free, the heating cost will be a couple of hundred dollars per month.
How does solar pool heating compare to pool heating using heat pumps?
The costs associated with installing an electric heat pump and a solar heating system are comparable. The annual cost of power to operate a heat pump may be two-thirds the cost of natural gas or one-third the cost of electricity to operate a traditional resistance electric heater. However, solar energy is FREE.