Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Solar Pool Heating
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsA_IJWHnrE Video of how Solar Pool systems are installed,
Solar Pool Heating is done very simply by adding Plastic Solar panels "tubes", to your roof. Each Panel is 4'x10' or larger 4'x12', all connected together. The pool pump pushes water up to the panels on the roof, or on a ground mounted system, using the sun to heat the water. An added benefit is that the panels shade the roof, and keep the roof cool during the day. Panels really need to be facing South or West for the best results.
Solar Pool heating extends your swim season, an example is that last fall, my pool was warm all the way into November, but we had a very mild fall. This year I started my system in March and the pool was up to 80 degrees one week after startup. Weather each year varies, so each year this will be different, however, most pools without solar only get warm closer to June.
the third benefit of Solar is that the panels, or "tubes" are actually a "radiator", so when my pool gets too warm in July/August, I run my pool pump and filter the pool through the panels at night, cooling the pool down ! no one likes to swim in "bath water" warm pools, and most do not like a cold pool. so Solar does double duty most of the year, and lets you enjoy your pool more.
give us a call to help you decide what size pool system you need, and we can help you along the decision process!