Causes of Pool Heat Loss and How to Prevent it

Water evaporation is the number one reason for pool heat loss, responsible for 75% of heat loss for both indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Although, sometimes water evaporation is confused with a pool leak, as both scenarios cause your water level to drop faster than usual; to figure out the problem, try a Bucket Test.

Evaporation occurs when the pool’s temperature is greater than the air temperature; the more significant the temperature difference, the more evaporation occurs. Although some other factors – like wind and humanity – increase evaporation and heat loss exponentially.

When looking for affordable techniques to retain pool heat, any solar energy device is the best place to start, especially because we live in sunny Australia!

Typically, in Australia, solar panel heaters are the best and most popular choice for pool heating as the technology works best in warm and sunny climates. Solar Panel Heaters are more consistent throughout the year, as the power collected on hot summer days can be used in the depth of the cold winters.

Solar Pool Cover

A solar cover or solar blanket for pool is the most cost-effective solution to retain heat in the swimming pool and prevent pool heat loss, because the cover tackles the root cause of heat loss, evaporation.

While there are many solar covers for pools available on the market, from solar rings, liquid solar covers to solar blankets. Notably, floating rings are not a practical solution, as solar floating rings leave large gaps between each other, so debris can fall into the pool and do not retain as much heat. Eventually, the rings sink to the pool floor and can no longer be used.

Instead, the best solar pool cover is a one-piece solar blanket because this device is the most effective cover to stop debris from getting into the pool and stop heat loss. The solar blanket for pool acts like a shield, protecting the water from sporadic gusts of wind, cold rain and other forces of nature that contributes to the cooling of your pool’s water.

Not only are solar blankets a protective lid for your pool, at Solartech, our specially designed blankets also absorb solar heat, which is then transferred into the water, keeping your pool at an ideal swimming temperature. This ability reduces water evaporation from intense direct sunlight and improves heat retention.

At Solartech, we supply Daisy Solar Pool Blankets and Rollers, which not only act as a covering to block out trash getting into your pool, but also deliver maximum heating, insulation, durability and value. Daisy’s commercial rollers are built tough from marine grade aluminium and stainless steel to provide years of trouble-free, reliable service and carry a 10-year pro-rata warranty.

Investing in a good quality solar blanket for pool creates a barrier between the wind and the water surfaces, helping stop 99% of water evaporation. With outstanding thermal properties, you’ll never worry about heat loss through Solartech’s premium solar blanket for pool.

Solar Pool Pump & Solar Panel Heater

If you are looking for a rapid way to heat your swimming pool effectively and still want a cost-effective solution, a solar pool heater or a solar pool pump are the best options.

Instead of using gas or electricity, our solar pool pumps and solar panel heaters collect heat from the sun and draw warm air from the atmosphere. Contrary to common belief, our high-quality solar pool heaters produce heating for your pool all year round, regardless of whether the sun has been out that day or that week!

A Solar Water Heater for a Pool is a small appliance using panels, placed out of the way on your roof to collect solar energy. Solar panel heating is the most energy-efficient method of pool heating, usually increasing pool temperatures by 6-10 degrees. Even on a 20-degree day, a solar panel heater will effectively heat your pool up to 30 degrees!

Combining Pool Solar Heating Devices

We get it – some customers want a cheap and easy solution to heat their pool, but would you use your air conditioner or heater and leave your home’s windows open? It seems like a waste, right? Well, pool heating works the same; without a solar blanket, the heat from a solar pump can evaporate.

The most cost-effective and best-performing method of heating your swimming pool is using two or more solar heating solutions simultaneously, for example, combining a solar panel heater with a solar pool pump and a solar blanket for your pool.

A Solar Pool Pump will achieve your desired temperature, while the solar panel heater will sustain the temperature, and the solar blanket will shield the water from outside elements.

A solar pool pump works most efficiently on cloudy days and during sun-less nights, while a solar panel heater works best on sunnier days to maintain the solar pool pump’s hard work.

Working together, the multiple solar heating systems will easily keep your pool at your desired temperature around the clock. You can still feel guilt-free even if you use multiple devices, as this form of Solar Heating is Environmentally Friendly.

What is the Most Cost-Effective Prevention for Pool Heat Loss?

Swimming pool heat pump prices are primarily dependent on the size of your pool. For example, a larger pool will need a larger solar heating unit to be most effective. That said, environmental conditions and climate will also help determine the best solar pool heater product necessary for your home. But in general, the solar pool heater cost could go from anywhere between $3,000 to $7,000.

If you and your family are itching to get back into the pool, then reach out to the Solartech team today for a FREE Solar Pool Heating Assessment. You can enjoy the many benefits of solar pool heating for the summer swimming season and beyond!

At Solartech Pool Heating, we have sold and serviced professional pool heating systems in Sydney for over 20 years. We supply and install Solar Pool Heating systems for customers nationwide. If you are looking for a Solar Pool Heating Solution or want to learn more about extending your swimming season, then get in contact with our friendly team for a FREE Quote on (02) 9674 1900 or via email at sales@solartech.net.au

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Factors to Consider When Selecting a Solar Pool Heater

It is important to consider the many unique characteristics of your family and home in order to choose your perfect pool heater. Such a big decision can become overwhelming, which is why SolarTech has put together the top five considerations pool owners must think about in order to select the solar-powered pool heater perfect for their family.

Once you understand the following five considerations, selecting the right swimming pool heating option should be reasonably straightforward, leaving you without regrets. The right type of pool heater will depend on several factors, including your home’s climate, the roofing of your home, how your pool is regularly used, the pool’s material and your budget.

Climate and Average Temperature

It is essential to consider if your homes specific location is suitable for a solar-powered pool heater. The average temperature has a dramatic impact on the effectiveness of the solar-powered pool heater.

For example, in Sydney summers, backyard swimming pools are roughly five degrees warmer than backyard swimming pools in Melbourne summers. As a result, pools in Sydney require a less intensive solar-powered pool heater. In contrast, Melbourne’s backyard pools will benefit from a larger solar-powered pool heater, or a combination of a solar pool blanket and solar pool roller from Daisy.

Although in general, solar panel heaters are not recommended for backyards that get little sun exposure or are located in areas with an extended wet season, like the areas at the most northern points of Australia.

The wind is another critical weather consideration that impacts solar panel heating, as high wind areas cause a pool to lose heat fast. Solar panel heating is still an option, but again you may benefit from using a combination of solar-powered heating methods to maintain the desired pool temperature.

But typically, in Australia, solar-powered pool heaters are the best and most popular choice of heating for pools as the technology works best in a warm and sunny climate. Solar panel heaters are more consistent throughout the year when compared to other forms of pool heating. As the power collected on hot summer days can be used in the depth of the cold winters. Solar pool pumps are also the most environmentally friendly method of heating a pool, as energy is collected from the sun and is the most cost-effective option.

Roof Considerations

At SolarTech, we have a few different solar pool heating systems options; some require available roof space to house solar panels. There are a few optimal factors to make sure a solar panel heater suits your family’s needs, including roof orientation, roof material and roof colour.

North facing roofs are the ideal roof place to provide sufficient solar panel heating, although west-facing or flat roofs can be sufficient in sunny climates. Metal and dark coloured roofs are the most solar-friendly roof material, as it retains heat and transfers heat most efficiently in contrast to other roofing options.

The amount of shade and physical obstructions covering your house will also affect the solar panel heating efficiency. You may need to add additional solar panels to collect adequate heat for your pool.

How Your Pool Will Be Used, and Who Will Be Using It

If your pool’s primary purpose is for relaxation, you will want to ensure water is heated to a comfortable temperature. In contrast, people swimming laps would require a less powerful solar-powered pool heater.

If your family only plans to use the pool in summer, a solar-powered pool heater is not as necessary. But to ensure maximum usage, a solar water heater will make your pool a better investment. Allowing you and your family to get enjoyment from your pool during the cooler months

The type of people using your pool also impacts the best solar heating option for you. A solar-powered pool heater is essential for small children and elderly individuals in order to make their swimming experience more comfortable. Solar panel heating is the most energy-efficient method of pool heating, usually increasing pool temperatures by 6-10 degrees. Even on a 20-degree day, a solar-powered pool heater will effectively heat your pool up to 30 degrees!

The Type and Size of Your Pool

The most important consideration on this list when choosing a solar-powered pool heating system depends on the type of pool you have and its unique characteristics.

As with most pool heating methods, your pool’s surface area and size will affect the best type of solar pool heating option for you. The smaller the pool, the more likely you will need a super-powerful heating system in order to effectively heat up the large area. Specifically, above ground pools tend to be smaller and usually only require a small heating system.

Concrete is a naturally cold material and does not absorb heat well, so concrete pools are generally colder and therefore require a more robust solar-powered pool heating system. Whereas fibreglass is much more effective at retaining heat, warming up pool water quickly, and consequently, the pool heating system will not need to be as powerful.

Your Budget for Swimming Pool Heating

Swimming pool heating prices are primarily dependent on the size of your pool. For example, a larger pool will need a larger solar heating unit to be most effective. That said, environmental conditions and climate will also help determine the best solar pool heating product necessary for your home. But in general, a solar pool heating system could cost anywhere from $3,000 to $7,000.

If you and your family are itching to get back in the pool, then reach out to the Solartech team today for a FREE Solar Pool Heating Assessment. You can enjoy the many benefits of solar pool heating for the summer swimming season and beyond!

At Solartech Pool Heating, we have sold and serviced professional pool heating systems in Sydney for over 20 years. We supply and install Solar Pool Heating systems for customers nationwide. If you are looking for a Solar Pool Heating Solution or want to learn more about extending your swimming season, then get in contact with our friendly team for a FREE Quote on (02) 9674 1900 or via email at sales@solartech.net.au.

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Backyard Pools: What Are the Heating Options?

Not only do backyard pools come in all shapes, sizes and styles, but the perfect heating option for your pool depends on its make, size and age. At SolarTech, we want to ensure our customers get the most appropriate pool heating option, so let’s unpack which heater is best for your backyard pool based on its specific characteristics.

What are the Different Types of Backyard Pools?

In-ground pools are the typical example of backyard swimming pools, generally made from concrete or fibreglass.

Above ground pools have become an increasingly popular option for Australian backyards, as they require no digging for installation. Above ground pools may be made from steel or resin with a vinyl interior.

If large pools are out of your budget or your backyard simply does not have enough space; a portable or inflatable pool might be best for you! Typically made from durable plastic, these pools are convenient and can be easily stored when not in use.

Particularly, small inflatable pools are the cheapest and safest option if you have small children in your house or often host parties with small children. These shallow pools can be big enough for the whole family to enjoy while the kids can practice kicking.

Which is the Best Pool Heating for your Type of Backyard Pool?

No matter what type of backyard pool you have, pool heating systems are vital as they allow you and your family to get maximum usage out of your pool.

However, with many modern advancements, there are now dozens of different heaters available. It is essential to do your research before purchasing to find out which system will be best suited to your type of pool. Mainly you will need to consider the material that your pool is made from.

Concrete is naturally a cold material, meaning it does not absorb heat, so concrete pools are generally colder. Most traditional Australian pools are made from this material as it keeps pool water cool in our hot summers. As a result, concrete pools need a more robust pool heating system.

Fibreglass is much more effective at retaining heat and warms up pool water quickly. So, a fibreglass pool heating system will not need to be as powerful.

Above ground pools tend to be smaller, so water volume will not need a super-powerful heating system. Although with most cheap models’ pool walls are thinner, so heat can easily escape from the water, cooling water quickly. Make sure you choose a high-quality above ground pool to have excellent installation so your water will retain heat as effectively as possible.

The Best Pool Heating System for Australian Backyards

Solar pool heating is the most popular choice of heating systems for pools in Australia, as the technology works best in a warm and sunny climate.

Solar heaters are more consistent throughout the year, as the power collected on hot summer days can be used in the depth of cold winters. It is also the most environmentally friendly method of heating a pool as it uses energy from the sun and is the most cost-effective option.

It is beneficial for you to invest in solar heaters for your pool so you can get extra use out of your pool when winter comes around.

From solar pool covers, solar pool panel heaters, heat pump pool heaters, keep your family in the pool by reaching out to the Solartech team today for a FREE Solar Pool Heating Assessment. You can enjoy the many benefits of solar pool heating for the summer swimming season and beyond!

At Solartech Pool Heating, we have sold and serviced professional pool heating systems in Sydney for over 20 years. We supply and install Solar Pool Heating systems for customers nationwide. If you are looking for a Solar Pool Heating Solution or want to learn more about extending your swimming season, then get in contact with our friendly team for a FREE Quote on (02) 9674 1900 or via email at sales@solartech.net.au

Five Environmental Benefits of Solar Pool Heating

Do you want an environmentally conscious opinion to keep your pool warm? Solartech uses state of the art solar panel heaters, solar pool pumps and solar blankets for pools, installed by our trained solar pool heating experts. The best part of installing a solar water heater for your pool is that it is an environmentally conscious solution whilst being cost-effective and easy to maintain.

Five Environmental Benefits of Solar Pool Heating from Solartech are:

  1. Solar Heating uses Renewable Energy

Most modern heating systems use electricity or gas to provide heat to water; this is an expensive way to heat water and has a negative impact on our environment. Electricity and gas burn fossil fuels producing tons of carbon dioxide, which is released into the atmosphere. Instead, solar panel heaters use the sun’s renewable energy, which can be used repeatedly as solar heating runs on a natural resource – the sun’s rays. A residential solar water heating system can drop the average family’s consumption by 50-80%.

  1. Solar Heating uses High-Quality Materials

Solartech Pool Heating Australia only uses top quality panels that are manufactured in the USA. Unlike some competitors on the market, our products do not use dated or cheap materials and are therefore replaced much less frequently. Our solar panels are built to last and therefore create less waste, as you will not need to replace our system for years to come. Our panels are made of polypropylene, a long-lasting and robust material, which makes our panels suitable to the Australian Climate and the varied requirements of Australian pool owners.

  1. Solar Heating Protects Air Quality

As stated above, most modern heating systems require the burning of fossil fuels to heat water, with these methods polluting our air and contributing to a number of negative environmental and health effects. Not only does solar heating not contribute to these effects, but it provides an alternate sustainable heating option with positive benefits for our environment.

  1. Solar Heating Takes Less Physical Space

Our solar pool heaters are small appliances using panels placed out of the way on your roof to collect solar energy. Unlike larger solar panels, our solar heating circulates water to be heated by the suns rays into your pool and contain it with magnifying bubbles in a solar pool blanket. Our solar appliances are much smaller than the traditional solar roof panels and suitable for households who do not have huge roof space available or wishing for a subtle heating option, tucked away out of sight.

  1. Solar Heating has a Socio-Economical Status

Being environmentally responsible with your household’s heating is also trending as today, people prefer solar appliances in their homes more so than ever, according to Australian Energy Council’s most recent Solar Report, studies show that homes with solar sell faster and at higher prices than those without. Thus, with Solartech our swimming pool heating options can not only increase the value of your home, but some utility companies and governments offer rebates for installing solar water heaters and other solar energy appliances in your home.

Swimming Pool Heating Prices

Swimming pool heating prices are largely dependent on the size of your pool. For example, a larger pool will need a larger solar heating unit to be most effective. That said, environmental conditions and climate will also help determine the best solar pool heating product necessary for your home. But in general, a solar pool heating system could cost anywhere from $3,000 to $7,000.

If you and your family are itching to get back in the pool, then reach out to the Solartech team today for a FREE Solar Pool Heating Assessment. You can enjoy the many benefits of solar pool heating for the summer swimming season and beyond!

Where to Buy Solar Water Heater for Pool

At Solartech Pool Heating, we have sold and serviced professional pool heating systems in Sydney for over 20 years. We supply and install Solar Pool Heating systems for customers nationwide. If you are looking for a Solar Pool Heating Solution or want to learn more about extending your swimming season, then get in contact with our friendly team for a FREE Quote on (02) 9674 1900 or via email at sales@solartech.net.au

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How to Keep Your Pool Crystal Clean This Summer

Pool parties are a classic Australian summer activity, a great way to entertain and escape from the heat. Although the more use your pool gets, the dirtier it becomes.

From improperly balanced chemical levels, floating bugs and leaves, to algae infested green water, keeping your pool water clean is always tricky. That’s why we at Solartech have put together our top three tips to keep your pool water crystal clean this summer.

Maintain Chemical Levels

Maintaining an adequately sanitised and chemically balanced pool is the best method to keep your pool crystal clear. Balanced water fights off bacteria, protects your health and allows your pool to stay looking as new as possible.

Chlorine plays a vital role in keeping pool water clean; it is a highly efficient disinfectant and kills disease-causing pathogens. It is essential for everyone working with chlorine levels to have basic knowledge of how pH affects chlorine, as the combination can be quite dangerous.

Having a low pH allows chlorine to clean more thoroughly, but the pool water becomes corrosive, damaging the health of swimmers from causing dry, itchy skin, stinging ears and irritation to the eyes. In addition, low pH also impairs the pool itself, from damaging the filtration system, solar heating system, solar pool pump and deteriorates the durability of the pool’s structure, from titles, concrete, stone, etc.

On the other hand, a high pH makes pool water look cloudy because the chlorine cannot disinfect properly, which also causes skin irritation for swimmers. For best results, you should buy a water testing kit to test and balance your water’s chlorine and pH, ideally two times a week.

Eliminate Debris

Even a small number of leaves or any other debris floating in your pool is a problem. No matter how big or small the pieces are, they throw off the pools chemical balance, causing your water to go cloudy.

While skimming, brushing and vacuuming your pool is a common technique to keep your pool clean, these often take a lot of time and have to be done regularly, the best method is prevention…

The most efficient way to stay on top of your pool’s cleanliness is to install a pool covering. At Solartech, we supply Daisy Solar pool blankets and rollers, which not only act as a covering to block out trash getting into your pool, but they also deliver maximum heating, insulation, durability and value. Daisy’s commercial rollers are built tough from marine grade aluminium and stainless steel to provide years of trouble-free, reliable service and carry a 10-year pro-rata warranty.

Shock Treatment

Perhaps you haven’t used your pool in many months and have let algae build-up on surfaces, causing the water to look green and discoloured. Not to worry, you don’t need to get a new pool, the solution here is to “shock” the pool with a shock treatment, available at your local pool supply store.

Again, whenever dealing with chemicals, you must be extremely careful, read the instructions and adjust the treatment to the size of your pool. These treatments sit in the pool for 24 hours and have large dosages of chlorine and algaecide which kill off algae and bacteria. After 24 hours, you will then need to clean the pool and balance chemical levels with a testing kit.

Particularly as algae thrives in warm, humid temperatures, this summer you should be regularly maintaining your pools equipment and structure. There are special treatments which treat extra-tough algae which grows in the warmer months; this can also be found at your local pool supply store.

Regularly Keep Up with Pool Maintenance

All in all, the best method to achieve crystal clean waters is all about staying on top of your pool maintenance regularly. Pool maintenance is pretty much a full-time job, while it is challenging to keep up in summer due to more frequent use; equally, care is difficult in winter because the pool isn’t being used. It may be helpful for you to invest in solar heaters for your pool so you can get extra use out of your pool when winter comes around.

From solar pool covers, solar pool panel heaters, heat pump pool heaters, keep your family in the pool by reaching out to the Solartech team today for a FREE Solar Pool Heating Assessment. You can enjoy the many benefits of solar pool heating for the summer swimming season and beyond!

At Solartech Pool Heating, we have sold and serviced professional pool heating systems in Sydney for over 20 years. We supply and install Solar Pool Heating systems for customers nationwide. If you are looking for a Solar Pool Heating Solution or want to learn more about extending your swimming season, then get in contact with our friendly team for a FREE Quote on (02) 9674 1900 or via email at sales@solartech.net.au

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Recent Solar News Helping You Save Money

Solar Power has become the cheapest form of electricity on the planet, deemed by the International Energy Agency (IEA). The IEA 2020 report stated solar power is the clear leader for our future energy markets. They predicted that solar prices will continue to fall as solar electricity becomes more adopted in households. Especially in places “like India that rely heavily on coal-fired electricity where the costs of producing solar power could drop up to 65 per cent across the next two decades”. This is a game-changer.

On 12th October, South Australia met 100% of the state’s electricity demand, which was a world first. Rooftop solar panels on tops of homes and businesses generated 76% of the demand, with the rest provided by utility solar. The generators even produced excess energy, which was stored in batteries and sent to Victoria. This milestone was sustained for one hour, achieved with perfect weather conditions, no clouds, low wind and low demand of electricity. With summer coming up, the 100% spike is expected to be achieved many more times.

What does this News mean for my Solar Household?

When governments put funding into solar energy, it not only cuts down emissions but benefits the individual in two ways.

Household electricity and water costs are reduced, as cost per unit is cheaper for you to buy, due to the increase in countrywide solar use. Eventually, your house’s panels will be able to support all of your home’s electricity; significantly reducing your monthly bills. But your panels will also be able to produce extra electricity, which is given to Australia’s system and you’ll get a cash return. For example, the Newcastle Waters Station in the Northern Territory will be the new location for the world’s largest solar farm. At 12 000 hectares, generating 10 gigawatts of solar electricity once constructed it would be able to supply all of Australia and some of Singapore, with ongoing emission-free renewable electricity.

Government funding also improves the reliability of solar electricity. More jobs will be created for solar technicians, who can assist if you ever have issues or need solar panels installed. As of 17th September, a funding boost of $1.9 million has been committed by the federal government for renewable energy corporations to invest in new technologies, including carbon capture and storage, hydrogen, soil carbon, and green steel. This includes a sector-specific grant program to help large scale hospitality facilities upgrade to solar.

More Money-Saving Solar Items

A Solar water heater for a pool is a small appliance using panels, placed out of the way on your roof to collect solar energy. Unlike larger solar panels, our solar heaters circulate water to be heated by the sun’s rays into your pool and contain it with magnifying bubbles in a solar pool blanket.

Our solar appliances are much smaller than the traditional solar roof panels and are suitable for households that do not have a large roof space available or would like a subtle heating option, tucked away out of sight. Thus with Solartech, our swimming pool heating options not only increase the value of your home, but some utility companies and governments offer rebates for installing solar water heaters and other solar energy appliances in your home.

Where to buy Solar Heaters for Pool

If you and your family are itching to get back in the pool, then reach out to the Solartech team today for a FREE Solar Pool Heating Assessment. You can enjoy the many benefits of solar pool heating for the summer swimming season and beyond!

At Solartech Pool Heating, we have sold and serviced professional pool heating systems in Sydney for over 20 years. We supply and install Solar Pool Heating systems for customers nationwide. If you are looking for a Solar Pool Heating Solution or want to learn more about extending your swimming season, then get in contact with our friendly team for a FREE Quote on (02) 9674 1900 or via email at sales@solartech.net.au

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Solar Pool Systems: Frequently Asked Questions

Solartech Pool Heating has been supplying Solar Pool Systems and Solar Pool Heat Pumps for more than 20 years. Below are some common questions that we get asked on a regular basis, in relation to Solar Pool Systems and their effectiveness:

What is a Solar Pool System?

A Solar Pool System harnesses the sun’s natural energy, using it to heat pool water in an environmentally friendly manner. Water is sent up to a series of Solar Panels that are installed onto the roof of a home via a Solar Pool Heat Pump. The Solar Panels, commonly installed on the roof of your home, heat the water and send back warm water into the pool. This is continually repeated, until all of the pool water has reached a comfortable level of warmth.

What does a Solar Pool cost?

The size of the pool will determine the cost of a Solar Pool System. This is due to the fact that larger pools require more Solar Panels for effective heating. Aside from pool size, there are a range of factors that contribute to the number of Solar Panels needed. Some of these factors include climate, environmental conditions, level of shade, roof pitch, roof colour and roof material. These factors will contribute to the amount of heat that is generated. For e.g high winds can cause loss of heat through evaporation. Typically though, the Solar Pool cost will be somewhere between $3,000 and $7,000, and possibly even more for very large pools.

How much warmer will the pool water be with a Solar Pool Heat Pump?

After installing a Solar Pool System, you and your family and friends will be able to enjoy a 5-8°C spike in water temperature. However, using a Solar Pool Cover/Solar Blanket in conjunction with a Solar Pool Heat Pump will help to retain warm water and minimise evaporation. 

Can I extend my swimming season with a Solar Pool System?

If using a Solar Pool System in conjunction with a Solar Pool Cover/Solar Blanket, it is likely that you’ll be able to extend your swimming season by 4-6 weeks before and after Summer.

 Is a Solar Pool System energy efficient?

A Solar Pool System is an efficient way to heat your pool, as it mostly uses the sun’s energy to heat the water. The Solar Pool Heat Pump requires the use of electricity to circulate the water, although the rest of the Solar Pool System is powered by solar energy. This greatly differs to gas pool heaters which utilise fossil fuels, and electric pool heaters which use resistors.

Solartech pool heating has been providing only the very best in Solar Pool Systems for over 20 years. Supplying and installing solar pool heating panels for clients nationwide. If you are looking for a solar pool heating company to provide comfortable pool temperatures year round, then don’t hesitate to contact solartech pool heating on (02) 9674 1900 or email us at sales@solartech.net.au

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Keeping your pool warm in the cooler months

Fortunately, swimming doesn’t need to be reserved for the warmer months only. With a solar pool heating system, you and your family can enjoy swimming in your pool even when the weather cools down.

What is a solar pool system?

A solar pool system uses the sun’s natural energy to heat the pool water, making this an environmentally friendly option. Pool water travels up to a series of solar panels that are installed on the roof of your home via a pool solar pump. The solar panels heat the water and return warm water to the pool. This process is repeated until all of the cold water in the pool has been warmed to a comfortable swimming temperature. For best results, a solar pool heating system should be used in conjunction with a solar blanket/ solar pool cover.

What is a solar blanket?

A solar blanket or solar pool cover is placed over your pool to help maintain the water temperature and stop heat from evaporating. Solar pool covers consist of bubbles that intensify the heat received from the sun. Solar blankets also help to keep pools clean and reduce the amount of cleaning chemicals lost through evaporation.

 How much longer can I swim beyond Summer?

Through using a solar pool system in conjunction with a solar pool cover, you and your family can enjoy swimming for 4-6 weeks before Summer begins, as well as after Summer. A solar pool system will typically heat the pool water by 5-8°C, providing that the conditions are favourable. Though, there are numerous factors that can impact the amount of heat generated, such as wind, which can result in the loss of heat through evaporation. Shade, roof pitch and the colour and material of your roof, can also impact the solar pool system’s ability to heat your pool. However, more solar panels can be added to counteract these issues.

What does a solar pool cost?

Pricing depends on the size of the pool, as a larger pool will need more solar panels to be effective. That said, environmental conditions and climate will also play a role in determining how many solar panels are necessary. Though generally, a solar pool heating system will cost $3,000-$7,000, with the possibility of systems for very large pools costing more.

If you and your family are itching to get back in the pool, despite the cooler weather, then reach out to the Solartech team today for a FREE Solar Pool Heating Assessment.

Solartech pool heating has been providing only the very best in solar pool heating systems for over 20 years. Supplying and installing solar pool heating panels for clients nationwide. If you are looking for a solar pool heating company to provide comfortable pool temperatures year round, then don’t hesitate to contact solartech pool heating on (02) 9674 1900 or email us at sales@solartech.net.au

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Solar Pool Covers: Frequently Asked Questions

Solar pool covers, also often referred to as solar pool blankets, are a purpose designed pool covering used to maintain warm pool water temperatures. Pool blankets are a highly efficient means of heating your pool, with both environmental and economic benefits. Here at Solartech, only use and recommend Daisy pool blankets and rollers, as we trust their effectiveness and quality.

If you have specific solar pool heating questions, our friendly team is available to assist you in choosing the right solar pool heating solution for your pool. Additionally, the following is an outline of some common queries we hear customers ask when considering solar pool covers.

Do solar pool covers really work?

Solar pool covers are designed to transfer heat from the sun using small magnifying bubbles that provide solar heat to the pool water. Pool blankets also provide a lining over the water to prevent heat from escaping. By covering the water, evaporation is minimised which helps the water to retain its heat. Solar pool covers do really work, and can even be combined with solar pool heaters for even better results.

Additionally, installing a Solar blanket will also help to minimise the loss of cleaning chemicals through evaporation, as well as keep the water clean and free from bugs, leaves and debris.

Do solar pool covers go bubbles up or down?

One of the most commonly asked questions by those who purchase a solar pool cover, is whether the bubbles face upwards or downwards. For the solar pool cover to successfully transfer the sun’s heat into the pool water, the bubbles must face downwards. This is because the sun’s heat gets trapped inside the bubbles. If the bubbles are facing away from the water, they will not be able to transfer the heat into the water. If the bubbles are placed the wrong way up, the solar blanket will become damaged over time as the heat will deteriorate the bubbles, with the bubbles unable to release the heat stored within them.

Should I leave my solar pool cover on during the day?

For best results, put the solar pool cover on whenever the pool is not being used. During the day is the best time to gain heat from the sun within your solar blanket. But it is also beneficial to leave the solar blanket on at night, as this will significantly reduce evaporation and loss of heat.

How do you keep a solar pool cover from blowing off?

If the solar pool cover is well-fitted, with no edges ascending above the pool edges, it shouldn’t blow off in the wind. Wind will generally push down onto the cover, keeping it in place. That is unless the solar blanket is too big and extends over the sides of the pool, or the blanket is cut too small and doesn’t align with the perimeter of the pool. A incorrectly fitted solar blanket will allow air to pass underneath, lifting it from the pool.

For best results, ensure that there are no gaps in between the edge of the pool and the edge of the solar blanket, so that the wind is unable to lift up any edges and flow under the solar blanket. A well fitted blanket will also increase the overall effectiveness of your solar pool blanket.

At Solartech Pool Heating, we have sold and serviced professional pool heating systems in Sydney for over 20 years. We supply and install Solar Pool Heating systems for customers nationwide. If you are looking for a Solar Pool Heating Solution or want to learn more about extending your swimming season, then get in contact with our friendly team for a FREE Quote on (02) 9674 1900 or via email at sales@solartech.net.au

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Benefits of a Pool Heat Pump

When considering whether to purchase a Pool Heat Pump, it is important to first understand the how Pool Heat Pumps work. Pool Heat Pumps take the ambient temperature outside and convert it into heat, therefore allowing the pool to heat effectively with very little expended electricity.

If you are looking for an efficient and effective way to heat your pool, a heat pump is a popular choice for many pool owners. To help you decide, below are four key benefits of using a Pool Heat Pump to heat your pool.

Energy Efficiency

Heat Pump Pool Heaters are a very efficient means of heating your pool. Unlike gas pool heaters that rely on the burning of fuel, and electric pool heaters that rely on resistors, a heat pump pool heater uses heat that is generated naturally via the sun’s rays. Pool heat pump heaters actually generate more energy than they use, making them one of the most energy efficient pool heating options available.

Environmentally Friendly

Gas heaters require the burning of fossil fuels to generate heat, which in turn releases carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Heat Pump Pool Heaters on the other hand, don’t produce any carbon dioxide emissions at all and therefore are a very environmentally friendly option for heating your pool.

Cost Effective

Heat Pump Pool Heaters require minimal electricity to run, and as stated earlier, produce more energy than they use. This in turn helps to keep running costs very low. Initially pool heat pump prices may be higher than gas Heaters, but they make up for it down the track with lower operating costs than gas alternatives.

Durability

Gas and electric pool heaters may be cheaper to install, however they cost more to operate and don’t last as long as heat pump pool heaters. It is common for gas and electric pool heaters to last for 5 to 10 years, whilst in comparison, you can expect a heat pump pool heater to last for 25 years. That said, be sure to service your heat pump pool heater annually to maintain peak performance and increase its lifespan.

Here at Solartech Pool Heating, it is our mission to provide our customers with only the finest quality products. This is why we’ve spent a lot of time testing almost every heat pump pool heater on the market, to ensure that our products are indeed the best.

We only recommend EvoHeat Pool Heat Pumps to our clients. They are our heat pump brand of choice, due to their energy efficiency, cost effectiveness and durability. They are built to withstand harsh Australian conditions and are also kind to the environment and include a 25 year warranty.

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If you’d like to reap the benefits of solar pool heating, solar matting and heat pump pool heaters, so that you can extend your swimming season, then we can install a dual system for you. A dual system pool heating solution uses a solar powered pool heater in conjunction with a heat pump pool heater. This will allow you to enjoy the low cost heating that is provided by solar pool heating in the summer months, and then revert to the pool heat pump when the solar pool heating is less effective.

Solartech Pool Heating has been providing only the very best in Solar Pool Heating Systems for over 20 years. Supplying and Installing both Solar Pool Heating Panels and Heat Pumps, for clients nationwide. If you are looking for a Solar Pool Heating Company in Sydney to provide comfortable pool temperatures year round, then don’t hesitate to contact Solartech Pool Heating for a Free Assessment and Quotation on (02) 9674 1900 or email us at sales@solartech.net.au