22 Jul Helpful DIY Tips For Solar Pool Heating Installation
Solar pool heating is such a simple solution to heating your pool and extending your swim season that you can even install it yourself. If you consider yourself to be generally handy around the house then it’s a job we reckon you could finish over a weekend. If in doubt, of course, leave it to the experts.
Before installing solar pool heating, we recommend you spend some time planning, considering the aesthetics and thinking about safety.
A little bit of planning goes a long way. First of all, you’ll need to work out the amount of collector you need to install. At Supreme Heating, we recommend at least matching the surface area of your pool. Next, you’ll need to decide where to put the collectors. As a rule of thumb, the best choice is a north, west, or flat roof that is not in shade during the three hours either side of midday, when the sun is at its highest.
Pay attention to what your roof is made of. The type of roof will influence the pattern in which you lay them. If it’s a tiled roof, you’ll space them to match the tile line, whereas on corrugated roofs the strips are butted together.
The most important consideration of all. Even professionals fall from heights. According to Australia’s Working at Height Association, 14% of fatalities in the workplace are caused by falls from roofs. Please do not take risks with your safety.
We’ll provide you with instructions on how to install the collectors, manifold, sensors and plumbing. Generally, you should be able to complete the installation without any specialist tools. Our installers would normally use a screwdriver, hammer, scissors, silicon applicator gun, electric drill and hacksaw.
Finally, once the installation is complete, make sure you test the system thoroughly. And along the way, if you need any help then pick up the phone and call us on 1300 787 978.