Last Updated on April 19, 2017


how to heat pool with solar



Keeping the home’s swimming pool warm can become a very costly expense. Since most family budgets are suffering from the impact that the economy is having on homes all over the globe, people are always looking for ways to save money. Though there are many ways to conserve on energy, its best for people to become familiar with all of the options that they have available to them. So, for those who own and operate a pool during throughout the summer season, they may want to consider their options closely when funding the cost of keeping their pool warm. One in specific involves keeping the pools warm by using solar energy.


What is the process of using a solar option to heat up the pool and keep it warm?


To get started, the home owner must make an investment into a solar pool heating system. The type selected is up to the homeowner so it is important that they receive an instructional tour of how it will actually work. Once the owner has made their selection, the next step is to have it installed properly. Each installation can be performed by the manufacturer of the system, to ensure that it will be done right the first time. So, when these installations are being done, the specialists from this industry will install a solar pool heating system that has the following parts.

Solar Collector. The solar collector can be described as a device that provides the circulation for the water to flow through as it is then heated by the warm of the sun.

Filter. The filter is the part of the solar pool heating system that is responsible for filtering out all of he debris prior to the water being pumped via the collector.

Pump. The solar pool heating system pump is the device that circulates all of the water via the collector, filter and the flow of the water thru the pool.

Flow control valve. The solar pool heating system flow control valve is available in two options, manual device and automatic device. Its overall functionality involves diverting all of the pool water through the solar collector.


Sensors. A solar pool heating sensor is an optional feature that is available for those pool owners who want to invest in it to enhance the functionality of keeping the pool warm. Some of these sensors have been designed to automatically function when the pool exceeds the temperature of the pool water. When it reaches this temperature, it provides the functionality in ensuring the pool does not become too hot or too cold. It performs this task by preventing the water from flowing through the solar collector.


Even though solar pool heating systems are designed for the same purposes, there are different types available on the market. Therefore, homeowners will need to know how to choose a system that will fit their needs. When choosing these systems, the home owner will need to evaluate each solar system based on its size, resources, systems’ efficiency, cost, orientation and tilt for the collector and local codes and associated regulations.