Do you want a solar pool? More to the point, to you want the option of heating your swimming pool water by harnessing the power of the sun? In many areas of the country the sun is powerful enough to heat the swimming pool water. Even in the northeast where the sun doesn’t shine, solar powered pool water heating can be an option.

The swimming pool contractors from Advanced Pools, Inc. in Memphis Tennessee work with their pool customers who are looking for environmentally-friendly and eco-friendly ways to heat the pool water. One of the main benefits of heating the pool water is the ability to extend the swim season or to be able to open the pool earlier than you may otherwise be able to.

Advances in swimming pool and solar technologies make solar powered pool heaters more effective, efficient and cost effective than in the past. Ask us about installing a solar swimming pool heat pump as an efficient way to heat the pool water. This techology transfers the heat from the air to the solar heat pump and then heats the water.

Do you want a solar pool?

When you compare a gas, electric or oil heater for pool water heating, solar is the way to go.

Solar powered pool heaters may also have an option that will help you regulate how much heated water is returned to the swimming pool. Most pool owners appreciate jumping into water that isn’t so cold it takes their breath away, but they don’t usually want to swim in water that is bathwater warm.

Investing in a solar pool heating system will bring along these pieces of equipment:

A solar heat collector. The pool water circulates through this to be heated by the sun

  • Filter. This removes debris before water is pumped through the solar heat collector
  • Pump. This circulates water through the filter and collector and then back to the pool
  • Flow control valve. Either automatic or manual, this device diverts the pool water into the solar collector

When you’re budgeting for a solar pool heating unit you will want to set aside about $4,000 on average. Keep in mind, though you will reap savings on pool water heating over the life of the solar system. Ask us for a break down on the return on your investment of the solar heat system. It may just make sense for your family to invest in this if you’re looking for ways to extend the pool season.