Is Your Home in the Orlando Area a Candidate for Solar Pool Heater Panels?
Drive around the Orlando area and you are sure to find solar pool heater panels on an ever-growing number of local homes. That’s because heating pool water by means of solar energy is a great way to extend the swimming season without having to spend an arm and a leg. Unlike a traditional gas or electric system, a solar pool heater literally costs pennies on the dollars to operate and doesn’t pollute the environment. In addition, solar pool heaters require comparatively very little maintenance and typically last 15 to 20 years or more!
How Do Solar Pool Heater Panels Work?
A typical solar pool heating system
involves pumping pool water through a series of roof-mounted tubes where it can be heated naturally by the sun’s radiant energy. Although they certainly can be placed on the ground, the solar energy collecting tubes should ideally be mounted on the roof in a south-facing direction with little to no shade obstruction.
Similar to how water left inside of a sun-exposed garden hose gets hot, the pool water that is pumped through the tubes is quickly warmed through exposure to sunlight. After the pool water is heated, it is pumped back to the pool and the process continues in this manner until the pool reaches the desired swimming temperature. Interestingly, solar pool heater panels can even be used during the peak of summer when pool water often can become too hot. Simply turn on the solar pool heating pump at night and run the pool water through the tubes to expose it to the relatively cool night air.
For more information, contact Florida Energy Water & Air today. We are a family-run, Orlando-based business and one of the premier solar pool heating system installers in the region. Our team also specializes in the installation of solar water heaters (also called solar domestic hot water systems), water softeners, reverse osmosis drinking water purifiers, whole-house water filtrations systems – and more! Florida Energy Water & Air is an award-winning local business staffed by highly experienced home improvement experts who are committed to achieving your satisfaction.