Solar Pool Heating

Solar Pool Heating

A solar pool heating system is your best alternative to heat your pool compared to a conventional heat pump, gas, propane or electric heater, in fact good quality solar pool collectors will typically last 15 to 20 years, which is two or three times longer than most pool heaters and the energy the produce clean and free.

If you consider that It takes 26.6 pounds of natural gas and petroleum products to manufacture a single 4’X12’ pool collector. If this amount of gas and petroleum was burned it would create 410,800 BTU’s. Typically a single 4’x12’ pool collector will produce 410,000 BTU’s in ten days or less.

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How does solar pool heating work?

Solar pool heating systems are designed to replace the natural heat loss of the pool.  Quite simply, when the sun is shining, the filtration pump for the pool is used to send the pool water to the solar collectors, where the water is then heated.  Once heated, the hot water gets sent back into the pool until the desired temperature is reached.

Payback Period

Your payback period is the time it takes for your fuel savings to equal the installation costs of your solar pool heating system. In this case it could be as short as two or three swim seasons. This makes solar pool heating your best use of solar energy!

Join the thousands of pool owners who are enjoying a solar water heating system for a longer and more comfortable swimming season.  In fact, solar pool heating is the number one solar hot water heating application in Canada and the United States. The reason for this is that the system is relatively easy to set-up and inexpensive. You can also see a return on your investment sooner, as your system may be eligible for government grants and incentives.

The regular swimming pool season in Ontario is from Victoria Day in May to Labour Day in September.  When a solar pool heating system is installed, the swimming season can be extended to late April and late September – potentially two whole months of additional swim time with no increase in conventional fuel costs.

If you’re interested in getting started on a solar pool heating system today,contact us!