26 May How Does Solar Pool Heating Work?
It’s a hot, sunny day and you’re driving your car, no doubt with the air conditioning—and the music—blaring. You park for a while and pop into the shops, swapping one perfectly chilled environment for another. Then, after about an hour, you return to the car. Your hands reach for the black, polyurethane steering wheel and … it feels like it’s on fire. In fact, it’s so hot that for the first few minutes you have to steer with just your fingertips.
That, in a nutshell, is how solar pool heating works—it really is that simple. The collectors are installed across your roof and bask in the heat of the day. Whether you opt for PVC-nitrile tubes like our Heatseeker and Heatseeker Plus range; sturdy, bird-proof panels like the Heatseeker UniPanel; evacuated tubes like our Heatseeker Maxi; or the genius of our two-in-one solution Heatseeker DualSun—the principal is the same. They’re all designed specifically to absorb the available energy from the sun.
Water is pumped from your pool to your roof and then circulates through the collector, where the heat from the sun is transferred as the water passes through. Then, the water flows back into your pool with the aid of gravity. Add an automatic control system, and the process will start when the roof temperature is right, and finish either when the pool reaches the desired temperature, or the heat goes out of the day.
Where you really benefit is in the running costs. In comparison to a heat pump or gas heater, solar heating is significantly cheaper to run—if you think about it, the only cost is to run a small pump to take the water up to your roof. The rest is done by nature. What’s more, solar pool heating comes in many forms that all operate in the same way. The difference being their strength, the efficiency with which they heat the water and, in the case of the Heatseeker DualSun, their ability to generate electricity as well.
At Supreme Heating, Solar Pool Heating is always the first product we recommend when you need to heat your pool. It’s cheap to run, efficient and environmentally friendly, and you’ll be able to swim for about 6-8 months of the year.
If you’d like to know more about solar pool heating, give Supreme Heating a call on 1300 787 978.