Solar pool heating is one of the most popular uses of solar energy in Southwest Florida. Using solar energy to heat your pool during the winter months is an excellent and cost-efficient way to be able to swim year-round comfortably.
How solar pool heating works
By capturing the heat from the sun and transferring that heat to your pool, it warms the water temperature. It does this by using black polypropylene collectors to absorb the sun’s heat. That heat is then transferred to your pool water through your existing circulation equipment. With the solar heating system, a manual valve lets you control how hot the water in your pool gets.
Why a pool heater
Despite the warm air temperature in Southwest Florida, the water in your pool can get cold during the winter months, especially if you have a pool cage or it’s shaded. To keep your water at a comfortable temperature year-round, you will need a way to warm it up. One of the most common ways is with an electric pool heater.
At Stilwell Solar, we can help you find the electric heater that is right for you, but another cost-effective way is by using the heat from the sun!
Benefits of solar
Unlike other heating systems, solar is an environmentally friendly way to heat the water in your pool. Adding a pool heater can also increase the value of your home by making your pool usable no matter the temperature outside.
Solar pool heaters are also cost-effective. The sun won’t mail you a bill, so you only need to worry about the cost of buying, installing, and maintaining the system. Solar heating will also last longer, with a lifespan of about 15 years, compared to the average lifespan of other pool heaters of 5 to 7 years.