Using Solar Power for Heating Your Swimming Pool Water
Even though we love our mild winters here in metro New Orleans, those of us who want to enjoy their pools year round must still rely on pool heaters to keep the water warm enough to swim. Pleasure Pools typically installs gas pool heaters to manage pool temperatures, however given the interest in energy saving features it makes sense to learn about your options for using solar power for pool heating.
How Solar Pool Heating Works
Solar panels designed to keep pool water warm can be installed on any pool to either heat the water directly, or to power the equipment which heats the pool. Mounted on a ground rack or up on top of the roof, solar pool heating systems work efficiently while circulating pool water through specifically designed channels of the solar collectors. As the water temperature rises through the heat in the solar collectors, it is then returned to the pool using the traditional installed plumbing.
3 Great Reasons to Consider Solar:
#1 – Durability
Due to its quality materials and efficient design, solar panel equipment used to generate heated pool water will last significantly longer than traditional electric or gas heaters. With the proper yearly schedule maintenance program, you should expect the system to last up to 20 years or longer. Those results are nearly 3 times longer than a conventional electric or gas heater.
#2 – Environmentally Friendly
Now you can keep the water in your pool heated to comfortable levels throughout the year without needing to burn fossil fuels that harm the environment. Solar panels provide a renewable source of energy and heat that does not produce smog, or release any harmful chemicals into the atmosphere.
#3 – Cost-Effective
The entire solar panel system for heating your pool water is minimalistic in design. It offers a cost-effective solution because it only uses four specific components to heat the water by using the sun. The components include:
The Solar Collector – The collector will be installed on the roof, on the ground rack, and will circulate water through the system to be heated by the sun.
The Filter – The unit will remove debris from the water before it is transferred to the collector.
The Pump – This device is designed to circulate the pool water through the filter and the collector before the water is returned to the pool.
The Flow Control Panel – Either a manual or automatic device, the valve can divert the water into the solar collector, to be heated, or simply back to the pool.
To learn more about using solar power to heat your pool, please contact us today to get more information and to schedule a free consultation.