Monday, February 1, 2016

Learn About the Different Installation Methods for Solar Pool Heating Systems

Using a solar pool heating system for your swimming pool can extend your swimming season making it comfortable to swim before and after summer hits. A solar pool heating system is one of the most cost effective means of heating your swimming pool water costing you much less in energy bills than alternative heating methods.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Solar Pool Heating: Debunking Myths about Heating an Outdoor Pool

A lot of information about pool heating is either incorrect or portrays a negative view of the industry. One popular myth is that, when using solar pool heatingyou only need 60% collector coverage to efficiently heat the water to a comfortable temperature. The total area of the solar collectors should be at least 80%, if not 100%, of your pool’s surface area. Anything less than 80% will mean that your pool will be inadequately heated. Many factors influence the design of a solar pool heating system. These include location of house and pool, trees and other structures causing shade over the collectors and pool, climate. All of these factors influence the size of the collector system required to sufficiently heat your swimming pool.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Solar Pool Heating: Extending the Swimming Season for Perth Homeowners

According to a 2015 study by Roy Morgan Research, 18% of Perth residents have a swimming pool in their own homes, the highest rate among all Australian cities. These owners would naturally want to maximise the use of their pools, and would rather have it dip-ready whenever they want to go for a swim. Fortunately, there are accessories and equipment that make this possible, one of which is the use of solar pool heating systems.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

From Heat Pumps to Solar Heating: Get to Know 4 Pool Heating Options

Electric heat pumps use electricity to transfer heat to the swimming pool. Heat pumps work like a reverse style air conditioner, removing the heat contained in the air and transferring it to the water instead of releasing it. Although they add to your utility bills, electric heat pumps are known to be highly energy-efficient. Gas Heaters Gas heaters use propane or natural gas to produce heat. As these devices burn gas, water passes through a series of copper coils inside the combustion chamber and gets heated. Gas heaters have are seen wide use as swimming pool heaters in the past for the speed at which they can heat up