Eco-friendly pool heating
Solar heating is the most cost-effective way of warming pool and spa water – and also the most environmentally friendly.
Enhance your swimming season with a solar system
The principles involved in solar pool heating are pretty simple. Imagine a garden hose that has been lying in the sun for several hours. When you turn on the tap, out comes hot water. The sun's energy has been absorbed by the hose and transmitted as heat to the water inside it. Basically the hose acts as a solar collector, which is the process of solar heating.
Solar pool heating works on a similar system whereby the sun's heat is captured and transferred to your swimming pool.
The water in your pool is heated as it flows through a series of solar absorbers – also known as the collector – strategically installed in the contours of your roof. Heated water is then returned to the pool to increase its overall temperature and extend your swimming season.
To capture the maximum amount of energy produced by the sun, the solar collector is usually installed on a north-facing surface such as the roof of the house or garage, on a patio cover, or specially built structure. This way, a typical daily temperature of 20-25°C (68-77°F) can achieve a roof material temperature of around 50°C (122°F).
Unlike other pool heaters on the market, solar pays for itself in just a few years. After the initial setup cost, the ongoing running expenses are minimal as heat is provided free from the sun. This enables you to increase the amount of time you spend in your pool without worrying about expensive energy bills.
Swimart use and recommend Zane solar heating products (Zane Gulfstream and Zane Gulfpanel pictured [left and right respectively]) and can arrange for an authorised solar heating expert to tailor a heating system specifically for your swimming pool.