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Pool Solar Heating

Swimming Pool Solar Heating

A solar pool heater is a brilliant way of heating your swimming pool using clean, renewable energy from the sun.

A solar swimming pool heater can lower your pool heating costs while also being better for the environment than gas or electric heat pumps.

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How Do Swimming Pool Solar Heaters Work?

 

A solar heater system works by collecting the energy from the sun with solar panels and using that energy to heat the pool via a solar heating system. These systems are made up of the following:

  • - A solar collector
  • - A filter
  • - A pump
  • - A flow control valve

The water from the pool is pumped through the filter to remove debris and is then passed through the solar collector where it is heated before being returned to the pool.

What Solar Heater Do I Need?

 

The type of solar heater you need will depend on your pool.

Here are some of the things to take into account before buying a pool heating system:

  • - Pool size
  • - Average regional temperatures
  • - Desired pool temperature
  • - Site's solar resource
  • - If you use a pool cover

How Do You Fit a Solar Powered Pool Heater?

 

As with any home heating system, we don’t recommend trying to fit a swimming pool solar heater system by yourself.

Due to the technical nature of the system, fitting it incorrectly can result in damages to your system and also pose a risk to your life.

We highly recommend having an experienced and qualified swimming pool engineer fit your system. This way your heater can be fitted to the manufacturer’s specifications as well as ensuring your system is up to date with current regulations.

Do I Need A Solar Powered Pool Heater?

 

A solar heater is perfect if you want to run your pool in the most cost-effective and eco-friendly way possible.

If you’re in an area that doesn’t get a lot of sun, then your solar panels may struggle to produce this energy. In this case, you may need to consider other options such as Heat Pumps or Gas Heaters.