Perth experiences abundant sunshine all year round, so why not take advantage of it to heat up your pool water for chilly nights and grey days? Installation costs aside, you can save a great deal of money in the long run by using solar energy to augment the output of Nano pool solar heating. In addition, you will have more pool time with your loved ones without incurring larger heating bills.
If you’re in the market for solar pool heating, you will have to consider several factors to find the product that suits your needs. When evaluating your options, pay particular attention to sizing.
Sizing Your System
Generally, the total surface area of your solar collectors should be around 85% to 100% of your pool. Be sure to take the following details into account:
- pool shade
- shade on solar collectors
- average climate
- use of a pool cover
- pool size
- collector colour
- roof orientation
- desired level of heat
- pool location
For instance, if your pool is located far from the solar heating collector area, the energy has a longer path to travel, leading to greater heat loss. In this case, you may want to opt for Nano Tek solar pool heating, available in Peth through Pool Solar & Spa. This heater is infused with a graphitic compound that facilitates better heat transfer and increases the system’s performance by up to 40%.
Collector Orientation and Tilt
Your solar heating collector’s location and degree of inclination will affect how much sunlight it can absorb. Generally, the collector should face north to northwest, and it should be tilted at an optimal angle for maximum sun exposure. You can also increase the size to compensate for any lost performance during the cooler months. The rule of thumb is to find the roof area that receives the greatest amount of sunlight during the day.
A properly sized system will deliver the right pool temperatures throughout the year, and even longer if the above secondary factors are considered. Solar pool heating installation requires careful study to ensure the ideal system performance, which is why sizing and installation are best left to the professionals at Pool Solar & Spa.
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