Solar Panel Pool Heating

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

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