Solar pool heating is one of the most popular pool heating technologies being used in Australia today. More and more families across the country are choosing solar pool heating systems over standard heaters because of their energy efficiency and cost-effectiveness. The equipment sources heat using commercial grade and high-performance PVCN roof collectors, converting sunlight into warmth for your pool.
You could be interested in purchasing solar pool heating, or maybe you own one already. When you know how to care for a pool heater, you retain its quality and secure your investment. The key to prolonging the life of your solar pool heating system is to practice proper maintenance.
Before you get into any maintenance, you should understand how your heating system works. Most solar heating equipment includes the following:
- The solar collector – the component that is attached to your roof to harness solar power
- The flow control valve – part of the equipment that contains the water
- The pump – circulates water from the collector to the pool
- The filter – removes debris before the water is heated and transferred to the pool
All types of heating systems require period inspections to ensure they operate efficiently at all times. During inspections, you can identify which parts need repairs and replacements. You can also schedule overall maintenance once you spot areas in your system that aren’t functioning properly. When you address component issues as early as you can, you inevitably extend the life of your heating system.
In Australia, extremely dry weather conditions can affect your solar heating system. When your collectors are dusty and soiled, they perform poorly. Be sure to wipe the surface of your collectors during tough climates.
Leaves, pine needles and other debris often collect within the pumps of solar heating systems. When cleaning your equipment, get rid of any obstructions. Check for pests as well. Foreign objects can cause damage to your pool heating.
Before the winter months arrive, invest in a pool heating cover. High-quality covers protect your heating system from rain, cold temperatures and extreme heat.
Temperature and Flow Rates
When using your pool heating system, maintain appropriate water temperatures. Avoid over-heating your pool.
Ensure your pool filter has a proper flow rate by removing debris regularly. If water isn’t able to pass through the flow control valve, it could malfunction and require expensive repairs.
Caring for Your Investment
We understand that, just like your home, your swimming pool is an investment. They are a valuable part of your home while functioning as an area of fun and leisure. When you take good care of your heating system, you extend the enjoyment of your pool no matter the weather.
At Pool Solar & Spa, we help you and your family care for your investment. We have years of experience in providing our clients with efficient heating solutions for their pools. For a more comprehensive listing of our products, feel free to browse through our website.