If you are looking for a cost-effective device to keep the pool water warm, a solar pool heater can be an excellent choice. It has a very low operating cost annually and when compared to the gas and heat pump alternatives, solar pool heating is eco-friendly. It also works in any type of climate because solar power is always available. So, if you are planning to install such a heater for your pool, there are many things that you need to take into account.
In most cases, pool owners plan to install a solar heater after the construction of the swimming pool. But if you want to get the best out of the heater, build the pool strategically. Make sure the site gets an adequate supply of the solar power. This will also help to bump up the temperature naturally and make the job of the heater easier.
If your home is close to the ocean, the cool wind will always keep the pool water cold. Therefore, you will have a higher heating requirement. Though most of the solar collectors of the heater are wind protected, you may need extra collectors to keep the water warm, if the pool is located in an unusually windy area.
Your pool shade is yet another factor, which should be taken into account while setting up a solar heater. The collectors will not perform properly if these are directly shaded. Moreover, a shaded pool will always have low temperature. So, to keep the water warm, you need additional collectors. This means, for every square foot of shade, you need 75 percent of that area in solar collector area.
Many other things must be factored in and evaluated while installing a solar pool heater. If you are planning to keep your pool water warm, contact us today!