If you want to extend your swim season, you may want to talk to the pool contractors from Advanced Pool Care in Memphis, Tennessee about adding a pool heater. What you need to consider though is the rising cost of fuel to run a heater and that may have you wondering, is solar heating right for your pool?

Many pool owners find that when they make a switch to solar, they do pay more up front, but they reap the rewards in the backend because they are essentially getting “free” heat for their pool water. Thanks to advances in technology, they are more effective and efficient today than they were even a few years ago. Your swimming pool service professional is a great resource for information on solar heating.

Solar heating systems for your pool are the most efficient way to heat a pool. When compared to gas, electric or oil heaters, solar heat pumps cost less to operate, making them a more attractive option.

Is solar heating right for your pool?

Solar pool heating systems include:

  1. A solar heat collector. The pool water is circulated through this to be heated by the sun
  2. Filter. This removes debris before the water is pumped through the solar heat collector
  3. Pump. This circulates the water through the filter and collector and then back to the pool

The installation and purchase of your solar pool heating system will set you back about $4,000 or more but you will find you get a return on your investment — in some cases in a few years — if you’d been heating with other methods before. Give us a call and let’s talk about a solar heat system for your pool and see if it makes sense.