Get the Real Story On Build It Yourself Solar Pool Heaters  

by Pool Builders on 06-10-2009 in Articles

So there you are browsing through an online article directory, reading up on inspirational articles that explain how to build your own solar pool heater. The gears in your head are starting to spin but then a little voice of reason chirps in that tells you that it just can't be as easy as they make it sound.

Can People Build Their Own Solar Pool Heaters

So what is the real word on people like yourself who are interested in building their own solar pool heaters? Is it really a project that you can Finnish? What about the materials costs? Will this just be another "white elephant" that ends up piled in boxes in your garage.

Not As Simple As People Would Have You Believe

The truth is that you can build your own solar pool heater but it's no where near as simple as so many of the "come on" articles would have you believe. To start with, what they describe as warming your pool may in fact and most "likely will" turn out to not be what you expected.

Thats a Heck of a Lot Of Water To Heat!

Solar pool heaters that are capable of truly making a noticeable difference in a pools temperature involve a lot more tubing and materials in general than so many of the articles that you may have read already have let on. Remember that a swimming pool holds a heck of a lot of water to heat.

Can Solar Pool Heaters Make Your Water Colder??

Also for the tubing to truly be effective, it all must be encased in boxes or a platform system that is covered by clear Plexiglas. Otherwise on a sunny yet "cool windy" day, solar pool heaters that are not contained in this way can actually work to make a pools water colder!

Don't Ruin Your Roof! - Thats Not Saving Any Money!

Another thing that so many articles don't tell you, is that you need some good open ground space. They may lead you to believe that you can build and install a solar pool heater on your roof but only a fool would do so. Thats because you will be on the phone with a roofing contractor every time it rains if you do.

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