Solar Swimming Pool Heaters
Installing a solar pool heater can significantly reduce
swimming pool heating costs. Solar pool heaters are quite
cost competitive with both gas and heat pump pool heaters.
They have very low annual operating costs and is actually
considered to be the most cost-effective use of solar energy
in many climates. The pool water is pumped through the
filter and then through the solar collector(s) to be heated.
Solar pool collectors are made of different materials.
They type you need often depends directly
on climate and use of the collector. If you intend to use
your pool when temperatures are above freezing, then you
will probably only need an unglazed collector system. These
do not include a glass covering (glazing) and are generally
made of heavy duty rubber or plastic treated with UV
inhibitors. Unglazed collectors are generally less expensive
than a glazed collector system which are generally made of
copper tubing and an aluminum plate with an iron tempered
glass covering. For most applications, unglazed collectors
are more cost effective than installing a glazed system.
Both glazed and unglazed collector systems should include
freeze protection if they will be used in colder conditions.
Solar pool heaters typically last longer than gas and heat
pump pool heaters. After installation, properly maintaining
your system will keep in running smoothly for 10-20 years.
Consult your owner's manual for maintenance requirements the
experts here at Aqua-pool-warehouse will be glad to further
assist you with your solar pool heater needs.
If you have questions about your solar pool heater selection
please contact us either by calling our experts toll free or using our
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