Whether you’re concerned about the environment, your electric bill, or both, solar pool heaters can warm up your pool by 10 to 15 degrees without increasing your electric bill or using fossil fuels. How do solar pool heaters work, what are the benefits, and what is one thing solar pool heaters can do that regular heaters can’t?
Read on for these answers and more information about solar pool heaters.
How Solar Pool Heaters Work
Solar pool heaters work with your pool’s existing plumbing. When the water drops below a certain temperature and the sun is shining, the pump pushes cool water up to the special solar collectors on your home’s roof. There, the sun’s rays heat the water before it’s returned to your pool.
Since they work with your pool’s existing pump and don’t require any electricity, your utility bill won’t increase and you won’t be using any precious fossil fuels to heat your pool.
Benefits of Solar Pool Heaters
What are the biggest benefits of solar pool heaters? Here are just a few of the reasons you should consider adding one to your home:
- Cost-effective. Once you purchase a solar pool heater, you won’t have to pay much, if anything, to maintain it, and it won’t add anything to your electric bills.
- Longer swimming season compared to no heater. How much sooner each spring could you start to swim if your pool water was 10 to 15 degrees warmer? How much later in the fall could you swim?
- Environmentally friendly. Since solar pool heaters use the sun to heat the water rather than electricity, they don’t contribute to global warming the way that other pool heaters may.
- Can cool water, too. Unlike traditional pool heaters, solar pool heaters can work in reverse at night and cool your pool water if it gets too hot during the day.
What Can Solar Pool Heaters Do That Other Heaters Can’t?
Most pool heaters only heat your pool’s water. What if you live somewhere that gets quite hot in the summer and you wish your pool’s water was cooler?
Solar pool heaters can work in reverse at night. They’ll draw hot water up to the solar collectors and cool it before sending it back to your pool. Traditional pool heaters can’t do that!
Learn More Today
The LeverEdge carries a variety of solar pool heaters. How can you figure out which one is best for your home and pool? Talk to one of our experts today to find out. Simply click here or call 813-403-5100 to learn more about the solar pool heaters offered by The LeverEdge.
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