Today, solar pool heaters are trending in many residential homes across the nation. The reason for this is because you can significantly reduce swimming pool heating costs and there are very low annual operating costs that go along with house savings. While many people may get the overall idea of a solar pool heater, today we’re breaking down one part in particular – the pump for solar pool heaters and what its job is exactly. It’s important to know not only how much a solar pool heater is going to cost you, but also what each of its parts does as well!
Nearly all solar pool heating systems include the following parts in order for them to run effectively:
- A solar collector: where the pool water is circulated to be heated by the sun
- A filter – removes any objects, dirt, leaves, or debris before running through the pump
- A pump – circulates water through the filter and collector and back to the pool
- A flow control valve — diverts pool water through the solar collector.
How A Pump for Solar Pool Heaters Work
A solar pool heater typically ranges between $3,000 and $6,000, however, it still maximizes your house savings because this amount is quickly paid off due to there being almost no cost to operate your system. When it comes to the pump for solar pool heaters, it first floods water through the filter to block any debris from traveling through the pipes.
Then, water flows through the pipes and up to the solar panels where the sun has already heated the lining. Lastly, the pool water is pumped through the filter and then through the solar collector(s), where it is heated before it is returned to the pool making the pump a very important part of the solar pool heating system.
When it comes to purchasing a solar pool heater you will most definitely be benefiting from house savings. However, at Fun in the Sun we recommend doing your research on your solar pool heater. More importantly, a pump for a solar pool heater is important to research because it’s what helps filter the warm water back into your pool.
At Fun in the Sun, we’re here to answer all of the questions you may have about solar. Contact us today for more information or other options for your pool! And learn more about the right options for your home. We can help you decide on your energy options. For assistance with scheduling and service information, please contact us directly: 407.696.5292, 352.578.1386, or 1.866.381 WARM. You can also click here for a FREE estimate!