Solar Pool Heating
Solar Pool Heaters offer a more
warmer winter swim without the continuing overhead of fuel usage.
General Information on Solar Pool
the surface area of your pool (length times width). If you have a
south facing (within 15 degrees) roof with a slope of 15-20 degrees
you will get better performance and may get enough heat out of 75%
of the pool area in panels. For less ideal solar conditions (shade,
flat roof) or greater thermal loss from the pool (very windy,
exposed sides/bottom) you may need 100% or more of the surface area
in panels. All pools lose heat through the sides and off the
surface. Your Pool will be warmer if you minimize these losses!
Panels are 30, 40 and 50sq. ft each and if
many are needed, may need to be in multiple rows. They are light
weight and need to be properly secured to minimize risk of being
blown off or damaged in high winds. Automatic controls are available
so that the water flow will not go through the panels when solar
conditions are minimal, (when it is raining), thereby cooling the
pool. Your solar heater may be used for cooling the pool during the
summer when it is too hot just by turning the thermostat on the
automatic control down to a cooler setting and allowing the pool
filtration pump, (which is often used to push water through the
panels) to run at night.