Solar Heaters for Above Ground Pools

by Pool Builders on 10-11-2010 in Articles

If you want a year long warm swimming pool you are typically forced to use an electric or propane heater. If you however only use your pool during summer, there exists a far simpler and cheaper method to heat your pool. Using the power of the sun to heat your pool is not only cheap, it's also green. They make a fine addition to your above ground pool.

Using solar power
The power of the sun is literally what makes our world turn. You can magnify the power of the sun and use it to heat your pool using solar heaters. These heaters are typically made of a black or other dark material, which ensures all the sunlight is absorbed and converted into heat. In order to effectively convert sunlight into warm water, solar heaters typically have a large surface. Water flows trough the heater in which is heated by the converted sunlight.

Both green and cheap
Because you are merely using the power of the sun to heat you pool water, you are not producing any carbon dioxide. The only energy expense required to heat your pool using solar power is driving your pools pump. Using an electric heater can quickly make your electricity bill surge. Propane heaters require you to periodically swam the propane bottles. When using solar pool heaters all you have to do in install them and keep the pump running. Simple as that.

Above ground pools
Typical solar pool heaters are perhaps the best way to heat you above ground pool. Solar pool heaters are easy to install. They do not require you to build your own heavy duty electricity network like when using an electric heater. Because of this they can easily be stored during winter time, just like your above ground pool.

Considerations
When you are considering buying solar pool heaters for your pool, you need to think carefully about the following things.

You need plenty of room for you solar heaters. The sole disadvantage of solar heaters, is that they require a lot of room. In addition to, the surface on which you are going to place the solar heaters, must receive plenty of sunlight. Also keep in mind you will need to connect tubes to you solar heaters.

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