Solar pool heaters have many advantages over other pool heaters (like electric and gas):
- Energy used is clean and unlimited.
- System cost is usually equal to or less than other heaters.
- There is no ongoing expense to operate your heater. After installation, all the energy generated is FREE from the sun.
- Solar heaters have no moving parts so they generally require less service and last years longer than other types of heaters.
What to Expect from Your Solar Pool Heater
- Solar pool heating systems are designed for swimmers who enjoy pool temperatures from the mid 70s to the upper 80s (even low to mid 90s in some climates).
- The solar pool heater adds degrees to your pool water (often 10-15 degrees). By adding heat to your pool, you may add months to your swimming season. In Central Florida, for example, unheated pool temperatures are usually in the upper 60s or low 70s during November. A solar heated pool will have temperatures in the upper 70s or low 80s. For many people, that is the difference between swimming comfortably and not swimming at all. (Note: comparisons are similar in other climates, just at different times of the year.)
How Does It Work?
All you do is set the desired pool temperature on your solar controller (see #1 in the diagram below) and the sun does the rest.
When your solar controller senses (#2) that there is enough sunlight to heat your pool and that your pool is colder than you desire, water is automatically diverted (#3) to your solar system (#4).
Your pool pump (#5) sends pool water to the solar collectors. As the water flows through 120 tubes in each solar collector, the sun's energy heats it. The solar-heated water then flows back to your pool. This simple cycle continues until your pool reaches your desired temperature.
You can also cool your pool during warmer months by simply running your pool pump at night and sending the water through your solar panels. Your solar controller will automatically switch to nocturnal cooling and divert the pool water through the solar collectors.
NOTE: In warm climates, with infrequent rain during the swimming season, your solar system may be controlled with a manual control valve.
- Maximizes the performance of your solar pool heater
- Assures your pool will maintain a perfect temperature, as climatic conditions allow
- Automatically heat your pool to your favorite temperature, and maintain it there
- Simplifies: just set the controller to your preferred temperature and it does the rest
- Has proven its performance and reliability for years as the industry's leading controller