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solar pool heatingOne of the most common uses for solar hot water is for solar pool heating.

Especially in the Northeast where the swim season is short, solar pool heating lengthens your summer fun and enjoyment.

Did you know…

Solar pool heating collectors are lighter and less expensive than solar hot water collectors, and work by directly heating the water supply in the pool.

The pool acts as a storage tank, and the filtration pump circulates directly through the solar collectors and returns heated water back into the pool.

You need a minimum 50% of the surface area for an outdoor pool to provide pool temperatures of 10 to 15 degrees warmer than without any other heat source.  The more collectors, the warmer the pool would be in cool weather.

For example, to heat a a 1500 sq ft pool you would need about 750 sq ft of solar pool panels .

The panels come in many sizes, so the number of panels would be dependent upon the size panels used. 4' X 12' panels are the most economical size.  So, for a 1500 sq ft pool you would need at least 16 panels of this size.

Spas and Hot tubes may need a backup or booster heater to archive necessary heat.


Some systems include sensors and an automatic or manual valve to divert water through the collector(s) when the collector temperature is sufficiently greater than the pool temperature. When the collector temperature is similar to the pool temperature, filtered water simply bypasses the collector(s) and is returned to the pool.

Solar pool collectors are made out of different materials. The type you'll need depends on your climate and how you intend to use the collector. If you'll only be using your pool when temperatures are above freezing, then you'll probably only need an unglazed collector system. Unglazed collectors don't include a glass covering (glazing). They are generally made of heavy-duty rubber or plastic treated with an ultraviolet (UV) light inhibitor to extend the life of the panels. Because of their inexpensive parts and simple design, unglazed collectors are usually less expensive than glazed collectors. These unglazed systems can even work for indoor pools in cold climates if the system is designed to drain back to the pool when not in use. Even if you have to shut the system down during cold weather, unglazed collectors may be more cost effective than installing a more expensive glazed collector system.

Glazed collector systems are generally made of copper tubing on an aluminum plate with an iron-tempered glass covering, which increases their cost. In colder weather, glazed collector systems—with heat exchangers and transfer fluids—capture solar heat more efficiently than unglazed systems. Therefore, they can be used year-round in many climates. Glazed collectors also can be used to heat domestic hot water year-round.

Both glazed and unglazed collector systems should include freeze protection if they'll be used in colder conditions.


solar pool heatingA solar pool heating system usually costs between $3,000 and $4,000 to buy and install.

Residential Solar Pool Heating cost estimated $11 - $14 per sq ft, while Commercial Solar Pool Heating estimated cost $18 - $20.

This provides a payback of between 1.5 and 7 years, depending on your local fuel costs. They also typically last longer than gas and heat pump pool heaters.

Return on investment is usually 3-5 years on most solar pool heating systems.

So extend your summer a little longer. Give your family a warm cozy pool to splash around in.

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