The idea of heating water with solar energy is nothing new, but only a handful of people realises its benefits – particularly when heating up your pool.
We know the other types of pool heaters: namely electric, gas, and heat pumps. What sets solar heatersapart from all of these other options is that they erase your carbon footprint altogether. Although solar pool heaters may be a more expensive investment, its advantages can significantly offset its initial cost.
The “Garden Hose Theory”
The concept of solar heating power is simple. Have you ever left a garden hose lying in the sun for a while, and then later found that the water heated up on its own? Technically, solar energy heated up the water – it’s simply the natural behaviour of the sun.
Solar pool heaters apply the same logic. Their design harnesses the sun’s energy much more efficiently, with solar collectors (also called solar pool panels) transferring heat from the sun and enabling the flow of warm water into the pool.
Renewable – the difference the earth needs
Because solar power is a free renewable source of energy, the environment remains safe and sound. Using it reduces the use of fossil fuels, and thus the smog produced by nitrogen dioxide resulting from burning of fossil fuels. It also reduces the carbon dioxide released to the atmosphere, contributing to the delay of climate change and global warming for every installation.
High ROI – the difference you need
A solar pool heater can last up to 20 years or longer, compared to other systems with a lifespan of only five years. It also requires minimal annual maintenance and no additional monthly operating cost since it utilises free renewable resource: the sun. Better yet, solar pool heating is the most cost-effective usage of solar energy in different climates all over the world.
Solar pool heating systems are not only beneficial to you financially, but they’re making the world a better – more sustainable – place. If you’re ready to have one in your backyard, feel free to give us a call.