An outdoor above ground or inground pool is a great addition to any home. It not only increases the value of your house, but allows you to relax and enjoy the outdoors. Spending the day in the pool is a great way to cool off and escape the heat from those hot summer days. But wouldn’t it be nice to enjoy your outdoor pool in the cooler months of the year? Installing a solar pool heater lets you warm your pool using natures own energy, allowing you to extend the time you use your pool. It’s an easy and environmentally friendly way for the DIY homeowner to warm their pool. This article discusses the benefits of the solar pool heaters for backyard pool designs.
The initial expenses to install the solar pool heater may be a little expensive, but in the long run, it will help you save a lot of money on heating expenses. Unlike traditional gas or electric pool heaters, solar pool heaters use the energy of the sun to your pool. Electric and gas heaters are more expensive because they use fuel sources as energy. However, solar pool heaters use the free energy from the sun as their fuel source. They work by harnessing the suns energy in the plastic solar collectors that are connected to your pools filtering system. Water is pumped over the solar panels and then returned to the pool to warm it. Solar pool heaters are great options to heat both an inground and above ground pool because they are good for the environment, durable, low maintenance, and safe to use.
Solar pool covers and heaters are and environmentally friendly way to heat your pool. Because they use the sun as a source of energy, they do not contribute to the damaging effect of burning fossil fuels. Burning fossil fuels release nitrogen oxides and carbon dioxide which damages the atmosphere and cause smog in urban cities. Using solar energy not only helps to avoid the release of these harmful compounds but also prevents the continuing decline in our limited supply of fossil fuels. Solar energy is a renewable energy source because it uses the natural energy from the sun to power or run things. In addition, because electricity and gas are not used, solar pool heaters are safer to use to heat your pool.
In addition to their benefits to the environment, solar pool heaters are durable and require low maintenance. Solar heaters last longer than electric or gas heaters, thus extending the lifetime of your heater. Research has shown that solar heaters have twice the life span of gas or electric, and with yearly maintenance, your solar heater can last up to 20 years. In addition, most solar heaters have a lifetime warranty of at least 10 years, ensuring that you get the most out of your heating system. Besides having a longer lifespan that gas or electric heaters, solar pool heaters require less pool maintenance and are easier to clean. In order to keep your solar heater running properly, you need to make sure the chemicals in the pool are balanced and check the filtering system regularly, things you have to do to keep your pool in good shape anyway.
If you cannot afford a solar heating system, or have an above ground pool without a filtering system, there are other solar heating options to warm your pool. You can purchase a solar heating blanket to cover your pool and transfer solar energy into the water. This blanket can be purchased at any size to place over top of your pool to transfer the heat from the sun into the pool and prevent it from escaping.
Solar blankets can increase the temperature of the pool up to 15 degrees and are an easy and affordable alternative option to a solar heating system. Regardless of the method you choose to use, solar pool heaters are great affordable options to extend the use of your swimming pool and allow you to enjoy the tranquility in your backyard patio landscape.