Pool Heating, Pool Covers & Rollers
Heating swimming pools is a wise investment as it increases its value and extends the swimming season.
No matter how you heat your pool, a solar blanket is an excellent way to reduce heat loss overnight. These blankets not only keep the heat in, they also reduce evaporation.
Strip Solar Pool Heating
Solar Pool Heating
Solar pool heating is the process of using the sun’s free heat to circulate water from your pool through absorber matting on the roof of your house.
Through the use of a solar pool heating digital controller you can set your desired temperature and our solar pool heating system will automatically switch on and off to maintain temperature.
Rigid Panel Solar Pool Heating
Heat Pump Pool Heating
Electrical Heat Pump Pool Heating
Heat Pumps draw sun-warmed air from the atmosphere and transfer the heat to your pool, maintaining a desired temperature.
This process is highly efficient, requiring minimal amounts of electrical input.
If want your pool to stay at a steady temperature for 12 months a year, a heat pump can be a good option. Heat pumps use the same technology as air conditioning and refrigeration. In simple terms, they draw water in from your pool and pump it through a heat exchanger, which is very energy efficient.
Initially heat pumps will take two to four days to get your pool to an adequate temperature, so some forward planning is needed if you only heat your pool occasionally.
Small heat pumps start at $3000, but a more realistic cost for a larger pool would be around $4000 to $5,000 for an average-sized outdoor pool, plus ongoing electricity costs.
Solar Covers & Rollers
The cheapest and most effective solar-heating system for your swimming pool is a solar cover. Using a solar cover alone can extend your swim season a couple of months on each end of the summer. And the water will be more comfortable over the entire season, which means you'll use the pool a lot more.
Despite the fact that the surface area of most swimming pools is large, very little of the sunlight that strikes the pool gets stored as heat. Pool water is transparent (hopefully), so it simply passes sunlight right through.
A cover absorbs the sunlight and then transfers that heat to the water. These covers are made of a special material designed to store the sunlight as heat, and air bubbles work as insulation so that the heat becomes trapped in the pool water.
A cover roller is a must as the cover is a pain to roll up by hand. They are lightweight and easy to move around.
Covers can do the following:
Prevent heat from escaping your pool: Retaining heat is especially important at night, when the air is cooler than the swimming pool.
Directly convert solar radiation into usable heat: In an in-ground pool, a cover can increase the water temperature by 8 degrees.
Limit evaporation, not having to top up your pool as often will reduce your yearly water consumption.
Reduce chemical depletion: This advantage reduces cost, and you can consider it a form of energy conservation.