Is a Solar Heater Right For Your Pool?
Unfortunately, solar heaters aren't the right option for every pool owner. If you have a small pool that gets a lot of direct sunlight then a solar heater is a perfect solution for your heating concerns. However, pool owners with large pools or pools that are partially or fully shaded are unlikely to generate the amount of heat needed to make a difference. If you don't get enough sun or have a very large pool then check out some of our other pool heater options.
Solar heaters use the sun to capture and replace heat for your pool that is naturally lost through evaporation and cooler temperatures. If you find that your pool is sometimes (or often) too cold to enjoy throughout the entire season and you are hesitant to spend the money on more expensive natural gas, propane or electric pool heaters then a solar heater may be a good option. Solar heaters are great for the environment and for your wallet. With the right conditions, they are extremely effective - some pool owners experience a 10° - 15° increase in pool water temperature.
Solar heaters and panels are simple to install and extremely versatile - they can usually be installed almost anywhere outside, including your home or shed roof, off your deck, beside your pool or even on the ground. Check your solar heater's operating instructions for information about where and how to safely install it. Click here to learn more about the differences and benefits of solar heaters.