Researching home upgrades can be a hassle and researching solar pool heating is no exception. There is a plethora of misinformation about solar pool heating on the internet, that is difficult to weed through, and it leads to lots of confusion. We here at Solar Pool Supply want to set the bar straight, which is why we’ll be talking about a few important things that you need to know about solar pool heating.
Solar Pool Heating Takes Time
One big misconception that several customers have and that a lot of companies don’t explain, is that solar pool heating is a gradual process, meaning, it takes time for your pool to warm up. The greatest benefit about installing solar pool heating is that there are virtually zero operational costs associated with heating your pool and extending your swim season. At the same time, it will take longer to heat your pool with a solar pool heater than a traditional gas pump. Because solar pool heating relies on the sun to heat the water that gets pumped into your pool, you can expect your pool to be warmer when the sun is shining than when it’s not.
Your pool will more than likely be cooler in the morning. It isn’t until you turn your system on, however, and it reaches target temperature, that you’ll eliminate that temperature differential. Solar pool heating initially takes a few hours to heat your pool to your target temperature, but after you’ve reached that point, reheating your pool to achieve your target temperature takes significantly less time.
Where solar pool heating shines is how inexpensive it is to operate. The only expense that you can expect with a solar pool heater after installation is the cost to run your pool pump. With utility expenses rising indefinitely, switching from a gas or electric heat pump, to a solar pool heater can save you a tremendous amount of money over the lifespan of your pool.
Solar Pool Heating is not Year-Round
Depending on where you are in the US, you’ll get different effects from your solar pool heating system during different times of the year. In southern California for instance, you can expect your solar pool heater to provide you with pool heating practically year-round. The sun almost never stops shining there, with temperatures rarely scraping below 65 degrees during daylight hours. Paired with limited rain, your panels will get tons of sun year-round. Other parts of the US don’t get that same solar coverage.
In Montana for instance, where the forests are a little denser with shading and temperatures often only reach a HIGH of 60 degrees in the fall, you can’t even expect your pool to stay warm, let alone OPEN year-round. What you can expect is that your solar pool heater will keep your pool warm for roughly 8-10 months. That’s 8-10 months of solar pool heating at the expense of what it costs to run your pool pump.
The effects of solar pool heating depend on location. In hotter states you can probably expect to enjoy your pool nearly year-round. In colder states you can’t expect the same. One thing that is true for any owner of solar pool heating is that you can expect to save an immense amount of money year-round.
Solar Pool Heating is a great way to save money and extend your swim season, but it can be confusing to understand which system is best for you, and that’s where we can help! We are committed to bringing honest solar to the industry. After years of the internet being flooded with misleading information, it’s important to us to protect customers interests by providing quality service and information to potential solar pool heating customers.
If you would like to learn more about solar pool heating or any of the products that we offer, call us at (844) 982-1112 or email us at email@example.com.