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.

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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.

Click here to read more about the Heat Pump Pool Heaters that we can install for you.

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

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Is solar pool heating expensive?

Every Australian family dreams of enjoying their pool in both the warmer and cooler months of the year. However, with installation and running costs of pool heating, you may assume that it isn’t achievable. It is true that there are setup and running costs to consider but solar pool heating is a solution which can make swimming a reality throughout the majority of the year.

Surprisingly solar power is actually an inexpensive way of heating your pool, and can dramatically decrease overall running costs when compared to other heating methods. Solar pool heaters utilise the sun’s energy to circulate heated water throughout your pool. This is why it is so cost effective. Solar pool heating systems work by pumping the pool water through a series of tubes that are connected to solar panels, often located on your roof. The solar panels use the sun’s heat energy to warm the pool water and distribute it back into the pool.

How much does it cost to install and operate solar pool heating?

The cost of purchasing and installing solar pool heating is dependent on the following factors:

  • The size of the pool? Larger pools will require more solar panels.
  • Will you use a swimming pool cover/blanket in conjunction with solar pool heating?
  • Where will the solar panels be placed? Will they be covered by shade at certain times of the day?
  • What is the climate like? Cooler areas may require more solar panels.
  • If the solar panels will be secured to your roof, is the roof pitch effective? Is the roof colour effective for conducting heat?

Solar Pool Heating Solutions start at around $3,000 and can exceed $7,000 for larger pools. The larger the pool, the more it will cost. But it is important to buy the right amount of solar panels for your pool. If you buy less than what is required to lower the price, you will not receive the results you were hoping for and your solar pool heating will be less effective.

When searching for a Solar Pool Heating company, it is important to ensure that they use high quality products that are built to last. You will find that some companies are lower in price, however this is often achieved through supplying and installing products that are of a lower quality. This will then result in less effective pool heating and cost you more in the long run with maintenance and/or replacement costs.

How much does solar pool heating cost to run?

Solar power is a great solution for heating your pool as it has minimal impact on both the environment and your wallet. Once the solar panels are installed, you should expect to pay less than a dollar a day to keep your solar pool heating system running. It is a much cheaper option than gas and electric heat pumps, which can cost around $750 per year to run. A Solar Pool Heating system will generally pay for itself within two years of its installation.

Is solar pool heating worth it?

Solar pool heating not only reduces the cost of heating your pool, but also extends your swimming season, so that you can enjoy swimming beyond the summer months. It is also the most environmentally friendly way to heat your pool, as it utilises the sun’s natural energy. Therefore, using solar power to heat your pool is most definitely worthwhile for people who want to enjoy their pool for up to 9 months of the year.

If you are interested in extending your swimming season by several months each year, and you are Looking to Install Solar Heating or a Pool Heat Pump, then request a FREE assessment from Solartech Pool Heating today! Our friendly team is available to discuss your Solar Pool Heating needs and find the best option for you.

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 Quotation on (02) 9674 1900 or email us at sales@solartech.net.au

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Extend Summer with Solar Panel Pool Heating

Solar Pool Heating is an environmentally conscious and highly effective pool heating options that can prolong the comfortable summer swimming temperatures of your pool, and extend the swimming season for you and your family.

Installing some of the various solar pool heating options to your pool is a popular way to keep your pool heated and yet keep the overall running costs low. Solar pool heating options such as solar panel pool heating and solar pool blankets take advantage of the heat supplied by the sun and distribute that heat throughout your pool.

Solar panel pool heating systems pump pool water through a series of tubes which are connected to a solar panel which uses heat from the sun’s rays to warm the cool pool water and recirculate it back into the pool. Using a digital controller you can select the desired water temperatures and ensure your pool is set for your ideal swimming comfort.

A solar pool blanket is an effective way to trap the warm water in your pool, by creating a layer above the water’s surface to significantly reduce evaporation and escaping heat. Additionally, solar pool blankets use bubbles throughout their surface to increase heat retention and strengthen the blanket to increase its life. For extra convenience, pool blankets can be installed on manual or electric rollers for assistance when rolling out and reeling in your solar pool blanket.

How much longer could my swimming season be?
With the use of solar panel heating and solar pool blankets, you can extend your swimming season beyond summer and into the cooler months. Solar heating products can keep your pool water warm and comfortable for swimming up to 4-6 weeks on either side of the Summer months.

How much warmer will the pool water be?
Solar panel heaters generally heat the pool water temperature by 5-8°C. But achieving a significant rise in temperature is dependent on a number of factors.

What factors impact solar pool heating performance?
For example, the solar collectors used in your solar pool heating systems need to be large for heating to make a worthwhile impact. If the pool and solar collectors are covered by shade for portions of the day, this will negatively impact the ability of the solar panel heaters to heat your pool. Also, if your pool is located in an area that receives high volumes of wind, you will require more solar collectors, as wind causes water to evaporate, therefore resulting in loss of heat.

If your solar panel heaters are fixed to your roof, then the pitch of your roof, the roof material and colour will play a role in determining the effectiveness of your solar pool heating. Dark coloured roofs that are constructed from metal are generally best for conducting heat.

Keep in mind that solar panel heaters are still effective on overcast days, however the amount of solar energy collected is generally reduced by up to half of what would normally be collected on a clear sunny day.

Choosing an Installation Company to Install Solar Panel Heaters
When searching for the right company to supply and install your solar panel heating system, be sure to look for the following:

  1. Search for a company that is highly experienced in not only installing but also maintaining solar panel heating systems.
  2. Ensure that the company has all the necessary licences to install solar panel heaters.
  3. Narrow down companies that are highly knowledgeable and provide you with quality advice regarding the pool heating options they offer.
  4. Only select a company that uses high quality products from reputable and reliable brands.
  5. Look for extended warranties and be sure to check what is not covered under warranty.
  6. Ensure the company is competitively priced, with no hidden fees.

If you and your family are interested in enjoying the fun and comfort of your pool beyond Summer, look into Installing a Solar Panel Heater from Solartech Solar Pool Heating today! Contact our team for a FREE Solar Pool Heating Assessment and hear what we can offer for your pool.

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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How do solar pool covers work?

Solar pool covers or blankets, are specially designed sheets that are placed over your pool in order to contain warmth. Solar pool covers work by creating a barrier between the water and the air. This barrier is made up of numerous bubbles that provide a magnifying type effect, which enhance the heating power of the sun’s rays. Additionally, as the blanket covers the pool water, evaporation is greatly reduced, ensuring that the warm water stays in your pool.

Solar energy is the most efficient way to heat your pool. It provides you with a cost effective way to maintain comfortable swimming temperatures all year round. When combining your solar pool heater with a solar pool blanket or cover, you can reduce the workload of your solar pool heater by containing the heat within the water. Resulting in you requiring the solar pool heating less frequently.

Other benefits of solar pool covers include, preventing the loss of cleaning chemicals via evaporation and shielding your water, stopping bugs, leaves and debris from falling in.

So how do you use a solar pool cover?

To prepare your Solar Pool Blanket for installation, lay it out with the bubble side facing downwards over your pool. The bubbles provide separation from the pool water and provide a magnifying effect that will increase the heat gained from the sunlight over your pool.

Depending on the size and shape of your pool, you can trim the pool cover to better fit over your pool. It is most effective if your pool cover fits exactly over the water of your pool and acts like a skin on the surface. Ideally you do not want any extra segments of the cover to extend over the edge of your pool, as this will significantly reduce the effectiveness of your cover by allowing for greater evaporation to occur.

You will want to use your Solar Pool Blanket to cover your pool whenever it is not in use. Of course, daytime is the most important time for heating your pool as it relies on sunlight, and leaving your pool covered overnight will prevent the loss of heat through evaporation. This means that you may be removing and replacing your cover routinely during your swimming season.

How do I remove and store my solar pool cover?
If you swim in your pool regularly, removing the Solar Pool Blanket can be tedious and reduce the enjoyment you get from your swim. In order to more easily remove your pool blanket, you have some options available:

  • You can trim the blanket into smaller pieces. These smaller sections can be removed individually with less difficulty.
  • You can pull the end of the solar Pool Blanket from the pool and fold sections at the end of the pool.
  • You can install a Solar Blanket Reel so your blanket can be rolled up neatly.

Solar Blanket Reels are a practical way for you and your family to remove, store and replace your blanket on your pool each time you want to swim. The reel can be permanently installed at the side of the pool or often reels can be wheeled into place prior to use.

Whether you decide to buy a Pool Cover Reel or not, it is important that you remove the cover completely before anyone swims in the pool. If anyone is to swim whilst the pool cover is on, there is a high danger of that person being trapped under the blanket.

Solar Pool Blankets are an effective and convenient addition to any solar pool heating solution. By trapping the heat in the pool you lose very little water via evaporation, and ensure that the heating system is working to its full potential.

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 to extend 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