Different components of solar hot water system for your pool heating include a solar collector, a pump, a filter and a flow control valve. Solar collector receives water from your pool after getting pumped and passing through the filter. Water gets heated in the solar collector and returns back to your pole. The same process works in hot climates by operating during the night time for the purpose of cooling pool water.
A number of factors determines the size of the solar hot water system suitable for your pool. These factors include the pool size, desired temperature of the water, pool cover, length of swimming season, and the average temperature of your location. By considering all these factors, you can easily determine the size of solar collector and pump of your solar hot water system.
The charges are exorbitant when you use typical gas or electric heaters for your pool water. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, it may cost $2,000.00 per year to heat an average sized residential pool by the traditional heating methods. Every year, maintenance of these systems will charge you much more than their initial installation costs.
On the contrary, solar hot water systems require very low annual operational cost helping you to recover the installation costs within few years of use. With solar water heaters, you can enjoy warm pool water the whole year without paying large amounts for the operational cost of your heating system.
You can consult Smith Sustainable Design for installing and designing an ideal solar hot water system for your pool. Leave your current gas or electric pool heater and enjoy warm water using solar hot water system without worrying about operating costs. If you are planning to install a pool, we can help you have an ideal pool heating system making use of the natural energy from the sun for heating your pool water. Contact us today if you are in Pennsylvania or New Jersey and looking for a pool heating system.