Solar pool heating is by far the most cost-effective way to heat your pool.
Solar pool heating is a very mature technology; thousands of solar pool heaters have delivered trouble-free operation in California since the late 1970s. The collectors are typically low-cost unglazed panels and will last from 12 to 15 years, two or three times the life of a gas heater. Combined with a hybrid variable speed pool filter pump the energy savings for both natural gas and electricity are substantial. The average system will take 3 years or less to pay off and will save you money and energy for many years to come.
How Solar Pool Heaters Work
- Using your existing pool filter pump, pool water is directed through a series of valves to your pool solar panels.
- Pool water enters the solar panels at the bottom and rises to the top through small individual tubes.
- As the water rises through the solar panels, it is heated by the sun’s radiant energy.
- The water is then returned to the pool to repeat the cycle until your pool has been warmed by the sun.
Energy Efficient Options
High efficient variable speed pool pump: This pump is designed to reduce your operating costs by 75% or more. These pumps currently are eligible for rebates thru Southern California Edison Energy Star programs and participating qualified contractors.
Electric heat pump: If you need to heat a Jacuzzi or need a backup pool heater heat pumps are 75% more efficient than gas pool heaters and are whisper quiet.
Pool covers: More than 50% of the heat manufactured during the day can escape your pool during winter nights if left uncovered.
Auto control systems: A simple auto control can control your solar system, heater, spa, and pumps. They can be operated from inside your home or remotely with portable controller, iPhone or smartphone.
Chlorine generator: This system makes free chlorine anytime your pool filter pump is operating. It will dramatically reduce your chemical costs, eliminate the over use of harsh chlorine products, and achieve a balanced chlorine output.