Swimming in a cold pool is unpleasant to say the least. A solar heating system can help you get warm water in your pool at affordable costs. It is essential to provide proper maintenance for the solar pool heating system in use. A passive heating system heats the water through the process of convention. The system calls for little or no maintenance to keep running, unlike an active one.
The Need for Minimal Maintenance
A passive solar heating system provides natural heating of a pool. The lack of mechanical parts is the reason for the minimal maintenance needs. Mechanical systems need looking after because the slightest problem may cause the entire system to malfunction. Without pumps to service every few months, a passive heating system saves you the costs associated with maintenance.
Even without mechanical parts to service, there is still need to take care of a pool heating system. Maintenance allows for maximum efficiency of the heating system. It is also crucial to maintain the filtration system. Identify the best way to add chemicals to the water so as not to affect the collector pipes. Covering the pool when it’s not in use will prevent evaporation while keeping it clean will also be useful for the filters, which need to remain clean for an adequate flow.
When to do Maintenance
Regular maintenance of your pool heating system means checking on it every swimming season. Always ensure that you run a full check to see that the operations are in order before using it. Even when you are not using the pool, it is important to check it often.
How to Check for Problems
It helps when you know how to troubleshoot your pool’s solar heating system. Identifying and understanding the problem will help you find the services you need. One common fault with heating systems is inadequate heating. In such case, the causes may be incorrectly set timers or dirty filters. Strange noises from heaters are also typical problems. The hoses or filters are the top culprits, so make certain you should look at them first. Always get a professional to carry out the necessary repairs.
How to Warm Your Pool with a Solar Cover, Dummies.com
How to Troubleshoot Swimming Pool Heaters, SFGate