Do You Really Need a Roof Solar Heater for Pool?

May 25, 2021

Do you really need a roof solar heater for pool? At Fun in the Sun, we say with a one hundred percent certainty... yes! Installing a roof solar pool heater for your swimming pool is a great way to not only warm up your pool; making it comfortable to swim in well past swimming season. It also helps pool owners save money on heating costs, as well.

So, if you have a pool and you pay a lot to keep it warm, it’s time to consider a solar heater instead. While you may be able to rely on warm weather to heat your pool temporarily; solar pool heaters are a good option to consider if you want to save money while extending pool season.

How Do Solar Heaters for Your Pool Work?

Upon purchasing a solar pool heater, solar energy collectors and panels are mounted onto your roof. In turn, these panels use thermal energy reflected from the sun to warm your pool water. Then, water from your swimming pool is pumped through a filter and up to the solar collectors on your roof. These collectors have tubes throughout the inside so that pool water can circulate in the collector and absorb the heat!

The reason why we say you really need solar panels on your roof for your pool is that heating a pool with solar energy is eco-friendly and helps save you money due to relying on free energy from the sun. Free energy from the sun sounds like a much better option rather than purchasing fuel you would use to heat your pool.

Which Is The Best Roof Solar Heater For Pool?

When it comes to the size of your solar pool heater and how many panels to install on your roof a number of factors will determine this including the size of your pool, desired temperature, and how much sunshine your collectors will receive (when your house sits). You can install as many solar collectors on your roof as can fit. But if your roof is in the shadows for most of the day, the solar collectors won’t meet your pool heating needs.

A general rule is that your collectors should be 50 to 100 percent of the surface area of your pool. Any pro will be able to properly size your system given the specifics of your pool and the location of the collector system.

Many solar pool heaters you’ll find online are actually just the panels, which can be hooked up to most standard pool pumps. If you plan on installing a roof solar heater for your pool, we recommend consulting with a solar installation company like Fun in the Sun to get the job done the right way.

Contact Us

At Fun in the Sun, we’re here to answer all of the questions you may have about solar heaters. Contact us today for more information! 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!
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