Ask any swimming pool owner and he or she will probably tell you they wish they could use the pool for more months of the year. Know what? They can if they heat the pool water. Solar heating is a warm pool delight and that is an economical way to heat the pool water. The sun is there, beating down on your yard, why not harness that and warm your pool water?
If you want to use the pool for more months of the year then adding a heater allows you to open it earlier and close it later. A solar pool heater will cost more up front than will a gas or electric or heat pump BUT over the course of the time you own your pool you will see a ROI (return on investment). The swimming pool contractors from Tipton Pools in Knoxville, Tennessee can help you realize the dream of a solar heating installation.
Heating your pool, in the past, could really add more to the cost of running a swimming pool and they are already expensive to run. A solar swimming pool heat pump is one of the most efficient ways to heat your pool water to make it swimmable, longer. You don’t even need to live in an area of the country that bakes in the heat. Even an area that doesn’t seem that sunny will benefit from a solar heater to warm the water.
Solar heating is a warm pool delight
Don’t worry that when you heat with the sun that you will have to swim in a pool that is as warm as a bath tub — you won’t you can regulate the temperature.
Most solar pool heating systems include:
- A solar heat collector. The pool water is circulated through this to be heated by the sun
- Filter. This removes debris before the water is pumped through the solar heat collector
- Pump. This circulates the water through the filter and collector and then back to the pool
- Flow control valve. This can be either an automatic or manual device that diverts the pool water through the solar collector
When you’re making the investment in a solar heating system, you will also want to make the decision to be diligent in the use of a pool cover. Trap the heated water so you’re not heating water that is just letting the heat escape into the air.
Plan to pay about $3,000, or more, for a solar system. You will see a return on the investment in money saved in heating hte water in about five years. Solar heat pumps last longer than other heater types. If you’re looking to cut down on monthly utility bills and use the environment to heat your pool, a solar heat cover is the way to go. Give us a call today and let’s talk about a solar system for your swimming pool!