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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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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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 Madimack 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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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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Pool Solar System

The summer swimming weather has arrived and it is time to enjoy your warm pool! However, it is also an ideal time to prepare your pool for the end of summer and extend your swimming season with a Pool Solar System.

If you have been waiting patiently for the summer heat to warm your pool, you have missed out on potential swimming opportunities in the months leading in and out of summer each year. Installing a Solar Pool Heater can leverage the heat from the Sun to effectively heat your cold pool water during colder months and ensure that your pool is ready for spontaneous swims or set at a comfortable temperature for swimming on cooler days.

How do Solar Pool Heaters work?

A Pool Solar System heats your pool by collecting Heat from the Suns’ rays via a set of Solar Panels installed onto the roof of your home. A pump connected to the Pool Solar Panels moves cold water from your pool up to the roof, to heat the cold water and returns it to your pool as newly warmed water. This cycle continues as the cool water in the pool is replaced by warm water until a comfortable swimming temperature is reached.

Is Solar Pool Heating energy efficient?

The only power used to run Solar Pool Heating is required by the pump. Solar energy is used to heat the water and although direct sunlight is best it can still work effectively on overcast days. The ambient temperature of your roof is perfect to collect heat as it can easily exceed the air temperature on hot days. This near constant source of heat ensures that running costs are low,  but Solar Pool Heating setup costs can be high.

How much does a Solar Pool Heater Cost?

If you are ready to get a Pool Solar System quote you may be wondering what a realistic Solar Pool Heating Installation price is. Many Solar Pool Heating Solutions start at around $4,000 and can exceed $7,000 for larger pools. If you are interested in learning more about your Solar Pool Heating Options contact our Professional Solar Pool Heating team today!

How do I choose a Solar Pool Heating Supplier?
The leading Solar Pool Heating Installation Companies such as Solartech Pool Heating, provide a wide range of Pool Solar System Services for their customers. Some of the key benefits to consider include:

  • Provide Fixed Quotes and No Hidden Charges
  • Are Fully Licensed and Insured
  • Use Quality Products from Reputable Brands
  • Guarantee their Solar Heating Products and Workmanship
  • Have numerous Testimonials and Positive Reviews
  • Competitively Priced

If you and your family are interested in enjoying the fun and comfort of your pool all year round, look into Installing a Solar Pool 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 for a Free Quotation on (02) 9674 1900 or email us at sales@solartech.net.au

Solar Pool Heating Cost | Solartech

Solar Pool Heater Cost

You’ve been bearing the cold water for a couple of months, whilst you’re waiting for the pool temperature to warm up, whilst your next-door neighbours are frolicking in their warm pool, because they have Solar Pool Heating installed.

So, now you can’t take it anymore and you have decided to take the plunge, and you may have a particular-price in mind, for what you might expect to pay. However, how do you know if your price is realistic and in line with your Solar Pool Heating Expectations?

The first thing you might do is speak to friends or family that have installed their Solar Pool Heating, so they can give you some information on what you can expect from Installing a Solar Pool Heating System. You might also do some research online and search for Solar Pool Heating Costs, to confirm your price expectations.

What is the cost to Install Solar Pool Heating?

Depending on the size of your pool, you could expect to pay between $4,000 – $7,000, depending on the quality of the Solar Pool Heating components. And there are many types of Solar Pool Heater Options available, some of which are:

You should also keep in mind that Not all Solar Pool Heating Companies are the same, as Solar Pool Heating companies use many different types of products which may vary in quality, in order-to keep their prices down and remain competitive. It is very important to select a Solar Pool Heating Installer, who only stocks quality materials, which are guaranteed to last.

Which Solar Pool Heating Company is best?

The Solar Pool Heating Installation Companies who provide the following are generally the ones you should wish to engage:

  • Provide Fixed Quotes with no hidden costs
  • Guarantee their products and workmanship
  • Have many good testimonials from happy clients
  • They are Fully licensed and Insured
  • Use quality products from reputable brands
  • Are Reasonably priced

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If you are interested to extend your swimming season by several months each year, and are looking to Install Solar Heating in your Pool and would like a Solar Pool Heating Quotation, then look no further.

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 extend your swimming season, 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