Installing solar panels for your swimming pool in the UK is a low-cost alternative to heating your above or inground swimming pool throughout the summer months. In the UK, unheated swimming pools only reach a pleasant temperature for a few days a year.
Installing a PoolSolar system will enable you to increase your pool temperature to a pleasant level that will result in you enjoying and using your pool more than ever before, and what’s more, it’s free!
If you are an existing pool owner who already has a pool heater in some form or another and are fed up with paying excessive utility bills, then utilising solar pool heater panels is an ideal alternative.
PoolSolar simplifies solar heating for swimming pools, is a DIY product, and can be attached to any existing filtration plant. What better way is there than using the sun’s energy to heat your pool?
The PoolSolar system is an easy to install pool heating system, and is available in 2 sizes, 4M2 & 5M2.
By simply passing filtered pool water through strips of E.P.D.M quality P.V.C solar matting which is heated by the sun’s rays. The matting is pre-fitted to P.V.C Manifolds that are connected to each other. The manifolds must be plumbed directly to the filtration plant. The amount of PoolSolar you require will depend upon the size of your pool.
Under normal conditions you need to use only half the surface area of your pool as the collector surface i.e. a 30 x15í pool is 450 sqft, therefore approximately 225sqft of Poolsolar matting is required. For south-east and southwesterly facing positions in cooler climates, the PoolSolar matting should be increased by 35-40%.
PoolSolar can be installed almost anywhere – on the roof of your house, garage, porch, summer house, pergola or directly on the lawn. The only important requirement is a sunny place i.e. south facing to ensure maximum heat absorption.
Solar pool heaters work well in the UK, especially when they are used in combination with a traditional heating system. The PoolSolar system hooks up to your pool’s filtration system, directing heat from the sun to your swimming pool.
Solar panels are suitable for concrete, vinyl-lined, stainless steel and fibreglass pools. Any outdoor in-ground pool can be fitted with the solar panels in order to supplement heating costs or solely provide heating.
The amount of PoolSolar panels you require will depend upon the size of your pool. This DIY solar pool heater system come in 2 sizes: 4m² and 5m².
Solar pool heating is a worthwhile investment if you are looking to reduce your pool heating costs. Solar pool heating systems are competitively priced compared to gas and heat pump alternatives; they also benefit from low annual operating costs. In many cases, solar pool heating is considered the most efficient, cost-effective means of using solar energy.
Pool solar heating can last between 10-15 years if properly maintained during that time. The lifespan of your pool’s solar heating system will vary depending on weather conditions, use and care.
Full instructions on how to install the PoolSolar heater are provided with the product. Whilst the product is considered to be a DIY pack, it still requires access to certain tools and experience with pool plumbing to be properly done.
A solar heated pool can raise the temperature of an uncovered swimming pool by an average of 6 degrees Celsius, however, this is weather dependent. Given the right conditions, you could expect even better performance out of your PoolSolar equipment.
Floating solar pool heaters are an affordable alternative to heating your pool’s water without the need for DIY installation. There are a wide variety of floating pool heaters on the market, as well as instructions online for DIY options. Whilst these are uniformly affordable, their effectiveness is difficult to quantify given the variety of their build quality.
Solar pool heater pods heat your water in the same way as solar pool heaters, although on a much smaller scale. Each pod is comprised of black tubing wrapped in a tight coil underneath a plastic or glass dome. The heat from the sun is absorbed by the tubing which then warms the water as it passes through.