Solar pool heating is clearly the most cost effective use of solar energy on earth. These systems save home owners hundreds of dollars monthly by replacing up to 80% of pool heating cost.
Solar pool heating systems can be designed for both indoor and outdoor applications and typically use low cost polymer “unglazed” collectors. These collectors are typically mounted on the roof of a home or a nearby support structure.
The basic components of a solar pool heater are the solar collectors, an automatic control system, diverter valve, and associated piping. These components are simply added to the existing pool pump, timer and filter. A conventional back-up heater can be added or the existing pool heater can be used to back-up the solar system on cloudy days or evenings.
During summer months the solar pool heating system can be used to cool outdoor pools with the simple flip of a switch.