Solar Pool Heating FAQs 2018-01-23T00:03:02+00:00

Common Solar Pool Heating Questions

Learn more about solar pool heating — How does it work?

Solar pool heating is a great way to extract more enjoyment and value out of your swimming pool. By extending the swim season and increasing the comfort level, you’ll be able to use your pool more often. Spring through Fall, swim nearly all year long in warm and luxurious water temperatures.

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Why install solar pool heating?

Swimming pools are great for adding enjoyment of your home, and bringing friends and families together in the backyard. Imagine being able to do that year-round with pool temperatures that everyone enjoys (not just the kids). You’ll also enjoy paying next to nothing for additional recurring costs, because this pool heating system utilizes the sun and your pool’s equipment. Solar is the most cost-effective and environmentally-friendly way to heat you swimming pool.

How does solar pool heating work?

The concept of solar pool heating is pretty simple. Water heating panels are placed in a sunny location and the pool water is circulated through a series of tubes in each panel, absorbing heat collected from the sun. The water then circulates back to the pool, monitored by a temperature sensor to keep the swimming pool at the desired comfort level. The system is attached to your pools filtration system and uses the pool pump to circulate the water.

How much solar do I need to heat my pool?

Solar pool heating equipment is pretty efficient compared to other heating options. The first factor to decide is how long you’d like your swim season to be. Typical systems match 80% of pool surface area to equivalent roof/ground space, giving you 6 solid months of warm swim time. For those that want a longer swim season — up to 10 months of heated pool water — we design systems that match 100% pool surface area to solar heating square footage.

Solar Pool Equipment Questions

What brand of pool heating equipment is best?

There are several quality brands available for solar pool heating. At SolarTech, we rely on the SunStar and EcoSpark brand panels, the #1 choice brands with over 40 years of experience. Our water heating systems are installed by professionals and covered by product and workmanship warranties.

What’s the warranty on solar pool heating?

SolarTech solar pool heating installations have a 12-year product and a 12-year workmanship warranty. Solar pool heating systems can last 20-25 years or longer, so we also offer some extended warranty options for additional coverage. Ask your solar consultant for more information.

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