Solar heat systems for pools and spas are composed of simple technology that requires very little maintenance for homeowners. Solar heat systems for pools really help homeowners cut back on energy use, limit their demand for fossil fuels, and cut greenhouse gas emissions.
There are other steps homeowners can take to enhance the efficiency of solar heat systems. Insulated pool covers can prevent heat loss, and retain more of the heat produced by the pool’s solar heat system. Bubble covers are less expensive, but can allow more heat to be lost.
When designing a solar heat system for a home’s pool or spa, a number of factors must be considered to ensure the system provides appropriately. Collectors must be sized appropriately to ensure the system can adequately heat the water. Below are some of the factors a solar heat system installer should evaluate when designing a new pool heating system:
- The size of the pool
- The amount of months the pool will be in use each year
- The temperature preferences of pool users
- The amount of sunlight the home site receives
Homeowners interested in exploring solar heat system options for pools and spas should contact Smith Sustainable Design. Our skilled experts are available to answer questions about solar heat systems and pool and spa installation applications.