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Four benefits of solar pool heating

1- Solar energy is environment friendly. Burning fossil fuels releases nitrogen oxides that cause the formation of smog in urban areas. Burning fuels also releases carbon dioxide, the main cause of climate change. Once your solar system is installed there are no more heating bills to pay. 2- Solar pool heaters extends your swimming season. A solar pool heater used in combination with a solar pool cover can add two to four weeks to the beginning and end of the swimming season.

3- Dramatically reduces or eliminates pool heating costs. A solar heater requires little servicing which means lower costs of heating your pool.
4- Adds value to your pool and to your home.


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Pool Heater - Solar
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Pool heater - solar

A solar heating system for your pool is an economical alternative to conventional heaters. Solar collectors capture free energy from the sun and use it to heat your pool. They can extend your swimming season and reduce monthly fuel bills, without depleting nonrenewable resources such as fossil fuels. Solar energy refers to systems that use the sun's rays to generate heat. Sunlight strikes and heats an absorbent surface within a thermal collector. The water to be used flows through the absorber that has been warmed by the sun and picks up the heat from it.
Solar water heating is water heated by the use of solar energy. Solar heating systems are generally composed of solar thermal collectors, a fluid system to move the heat from the collector to its point of usage. The system may use electricity for pumping the fluid, and have a reservoir or tank for heat storage and subsequent use. The system is ideal for heating swimming pools. Not all solar pool heater manufacturers use the same material and tube size. When shopping for a solar heating system ask for the thermal performance rating of the heater to determine what type of heater suites best your needs and/or pocket book.



Solar equipment can last a long time with proper maintenance. Most gas heaters have a two-year warranty. Some solar panels have a minimum 10 year warranty and generally last 15 to 20 years or longer.
Benefits of Solar Pool Heating
* Solar energy is environment friendly. Burning fossil fuels releases nitrogen oxides that cause the formation of smog in urban areas. Burning fuels also releases carbon dioxide, the main cause of climate change. Once your solar system is installed there are no more heating bills to pay.
* Solar pool heaters extends your swimming season. A solar pool heater used in combination with a solar pool cover can add two to four weeks
* Dramatically reduces or eliminates pool heating costs. Gas and electric pool heaters should be serviced annually while a solar heater requires little servicing which means lower costs of heating your pool.
* Adds value to your pool and to your home.
Pool equipment can be installed out-in-the-open or housed in a pool shed. If yard size permits pool equipment and a place for changing clothes can be both accommodated by building a cabana.

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