Have you ever wished you could go for a swim if only the water wasn’t quite so chilly? Does your pool water get uncomfortably warm on those hot days when you most want a refreshing dip? Or perhaps you have a traditional pool heater and you’re looking to save money on your electric bill.
Solar pool heaters can solve all of these problems! How do solar pool heaters work, and what are the benefits? Read on for more information!
How Do Solar Pool Heaters Work?
Solar pool heaters have an automatic controller where you set your preferred pool temperature. When the water gets too cool and there’s enough sunlight to heat it, the pump diverts pool water up to the special solar collectors. Once the water has been heated by the sun’s energy, it goes back into your pool.
A solar pool heater can raise your pool’s temperature by up to 10 to 15 degrees!
Another great thing about solar pool heaters is that the process can be reversed to cool the pool water at night. When it’s dark, the hot water is drawn up to the solar collectors, where it cools before being returned to the pool.
Benefits of Solar Pool Heaters
Solar pool heaters have a wide variety of benefits, including:
- Extended swimming season. Compared to not having a pool heater, a solar pool heater could extend your swimming season by a few weeks or even a couple of months.
- Cost-effective. Since the sun is heating your pool water for free, you won’t add significantly to your electric bill. Plus, solar pool heaters are very low maintenance and don’t cost much, if anything, to maintain.
- Environmentally friendly. Why use fossil fuels to heat your pool water when you can use a renewable resource like solar power?
- Cooling. Solar pool heaters can cool your water, too!
More Than Just Heating
Regular pool heaters only warm up your pool water, but solar pool heaters can actually cool your pool water, too! Working in reverse at night, they can bring hot water up to the solar panels when it’s dark, then send the cooled water back into the pool.
Learn More About Solar Pool Heaters
The LeverEdge has an excellent selection of solar pool heaters. Which one is best for you? Talk to one of our experts today to find out how to take advantage of the many benefits of solar pool heaters and choose the right one. Contact us today by clicking here or calling 813-403-5100.
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