Solar panels collect solar energy. When the pool filter is running, cooler pool water is pumped along the panels, heated and returned to the pool.
Result: a heated pool without the huge energy bill.
Where and How to Place the Solar Panels
The Solar Panels are most often put up on the roof but can be put on a mount on the ground if necessary. It’s best to tilt the panels in order to receive the maximum amount of sunlight and facing them south is ideal. Of course, you don’t want the panels to be shaded because without proper sun exposure, there will be no energy to heat the water.
Generally, you will need a panel or panels equal to at least 50% the size of your swimming pool.
Keep The Heat In
No matter what kind of heating you use whether it’s solar or non solar, you can keep the heat from escaping and reduce evaporation by covering the pool. Two solar options are solar pool covers or blankets and solar pool rings.
Important Note: most solar pool covers and rings are NOT meant for safety purposes and CANNOT be walked on.
When you have a swimming pool, you and your family want to be able to use it and enjoy it as much as possible. Heating your pool using solar power lets you extend your family’s swimming season without using a lot of energy and increasing your energy bill. Even if solar power alone is not enough, you can combine solar and non solar to at least decrease energy usage and you will still save money.