The spring and summer seasons are right around the corner and if you already have installed a solar pool heating system, you’re one of the lucky ones who can get almost year-round use of your pool, so the approaching hot months shouldn’t be an issue for you. Having said that, this change of seasons is probably a good time to give thought to some solar pool heating maintenance to ensure your solar pool heating is working smoothly and efficiently after the windy, cold and wet winter.
When conducting solar pool heating maintenance, here’s what you need to look for:
Solar Pump Settings
The solar pumps job is simple, to push the water up onto the roof , through the solar collectors to the heat the water tan then deliver it back into the pool, but if there are any glitches or malfunctions with the pump, then your heating system may lose it’s efficiency or may not even function at all. Solar pump’s should be inspected and repaired by a solar pump technician.
The temperature sensors are what ascertains whether your swimming pool water is too hot or too cold. Thus, if there are discrepancies in your pool water temperature (especially over a long period), a malfunctioning temperature is more likely the reason.
Water Flow Valves
Water flow valves circulate water through the pool heater at an optimal rate, heating water as quickly as possible. Therefore, if the water flow valves are malfunctioning or not set correctly, this may cause the pool to take too long to heat.
Solar Collectors or Panels
Solar collectors or panels are usually positioned on the roof and may incur damage from storms or hail, birds, and even a build-up of leaves or dirt. This will, no doubt, affect your solar heating efficiency. To avoid the interference on your system’s ability to heat and reduce the likelihood of incurring additional damage, it’s best to hire a professional to inspect and – if needed – repair your solar heating systems collectors or panels.
Test and Flush Solar Heating System
To ensure there are no blocked pipes and no chemical build-up in your solar heating system affecting your solar heater’s efficiency, it’s a good idea to run a full test and flush the system.
Our team at Pool Solar & Spa are trained and experienced in all forms of solar pool heating installations, maintenance, and repairs and we carry a full range of spare parts. To schedule maintenance for your pool solar heating system contact us today!