The biggest advantage to solar pool heating is that there are virtually zero operational costs associated with heating your pool and extending your swim season: giving you more time to enjoy your pool every year. Solar pool heating systems tie in to your existing pump and filtration system! Your pool pump is already running every day to filter and clean your water, so by simply diverting that water through the solar pool heating system, you are heating your water at virtually zero cost. It is free, clean thermal heating.
Your existing pump pushes water through the solar panel system, which is heated by the sun. As the water cycles through the panels, heat is transferred from the panels to the water, then returned back to your pool. There are no electrical components to these systems and only basic plumbing work is required for installation.
Too good to be true right? Not so. Solar pool heating has been around for over 50 years and is a tried and true method for heating your pool and extending your swim season. Solar Pool Supply has a dedicated staff of solar pool heating experts at your fingertips to walk you through each and every detail, answering any questions you may have.
The video above is an excellent visual representation of how solar pool heating works, as well as brief overview of how they are installed. Each brand's installation method will vary slightly, however the basic principles are the same.