Interested in Solar Pool Heaters? Here Is How They Work

Nothing quite like taking a dip in the pool in December. It may not be the polar bear plunge because hey, it’s Florida but even so, a pool heater is a must for our thin skin! Super Solar knows that heating pools can be expensive. Most homeowners spend anywhere from $1,200 to $5,000 annually on pool upkeep. But, what if you could reduce one of your largest maintenance costs by installing a solar pool heater? 

Solar pool heaters will transform the way you think about going solar. Heating a pool with solar panels may be easier and more affordable than you originally thought. After Super Solar’s initial energy evaluation, a short installation process can usually be done in a few weeks. Once set up, the solar system is automated and tracked through our 24/7 monitoring app.  

But, how does it work? Well, within the solar pool heater system there are components like a solar collector, filter, flow control valve and pump that work together as an integrated system to heat the pool water to your ideal temperature. The process begins when the water pumps into the filter and then enters the solar collector. It is then heated and pumped back into the pool. Most collectors that are used on in-ground or above-ground pools are “unglazed” or without a glass covering to catch heat. They use industrial-strength rubber or plastic to capture heat. Other options also include evacuated tube solar thermal systems, flat plate solar systems or thermodynamic panels. Super Solar’s team of energy experts can advise you on the best solution for your home. 

With any home project, there are pros and cons. Solar heat is a clean energy source that produces no harmful emissions and can help your family go green. But in order to access that beautiful solar pool heat, you will need an area – like a roof, patio, yard – to install your solar system. Once installed, the system will run for approximately 10-20 years with routine maintenance. Most tasks involve checking the filtering system, cleaning the solar collectors and the pool’s chemical balance. 

Super Solar wants to make sure your cannonball is on point! Let us find the best solar system for your pool. Schedule your free energy evaluation or give us a call at (813) 680-5627 today.