There are many different
options for solar swimming pool heating, and each has its own
advantages and disadvantages. There are solar swimming pool heater
are normally placed on the roof and absorb the sun’s energy
and transfer to the pool water through a series of tubes that pass
under the black panels.
There are also coiled pool heaters
much smaller and can be moved around easily, although they are not
quite as efficient as solar pool panels. These solar heaters are
basically a coil of black pipe or tubing that is insulated inside a
glass or plastic bubble. The black pipe absorbs heat from the sun’s
rays and transfers it to the pool water when it is circulated through
These solar swimming pool
heaters function in basically the
same way as solar pool heating panels which are normally attached to a
roof, expect that these smaller heaters are much cheaper and easier to
install. These smaller solar pool heaters also have another advantage
in that their coil design allows them to take up much less space and
they can be placed directly next to an above ground or in ground
While these heaters may
not raise your pool’s temperature as quickly as
heating panels, they are still a great way to cheaply heat your pool
and they can still lead to a 5
to 10 degree rise in temperature in a
week. Another advantage is that you can install as many of these
heaters as you need due to the fact that they can be easily be
connected together to form a chain.
Below you will find
and reviews of some of the most popular brands of swimming pool solar
heaters you can find online. Whether you decide top purchase a coiled
heater or heating panels, you can’t go wrong with these heaters.
Game Aquaquick Solar
Swimming Pool Heater
Aquaquick solar pool heaters are the most popular line of
above ground coiled pool heaters on the market.
The Aquaquick 4512 is
ta small and cheap product, and normally retails for
around $150. It is a decent product, especially given the low
Overall, the GAME
4512 is one of the
best solar heaters in this
Poolmaster 59025 Above
Ground Swimming Pool Solar Heater
Poolmaster has been
one of the
leading manufacturers of pool equipment
and accessories for the past 50 years, and they produce a decent solar
pool heater that can be favorably compared to the Aquaquick 4512. The
effectively heat a swimming pool up to eighteen
feet, and can fairly quickly raise your pool’s temperature by around
ten degrees Fahrenheit.
This solar heater is also
very small and
portable, and is less than three feet by three feet and only weighs
around twenty pounds. This means that you can place it anywhere near
your above ground pool that has sufficient sunlight, and it is no
problem should you need to move it for any reason.
The small size also
makes it easy to store alongside the rest of your pool supplies when
and if you finally have to drain and put away the pool due to
Smartpool SunHeater Solar
SunHeater solar pool heating panels are a high quality
product in a flooded market. There are literally hundreds of different
brands of solar pool panels on the market, some of which are quite
good, while others are a complete waste of money.
Whether you are
looking to purchase solar heating panels for either an in ground or an
above ground pool, SunHeater panels give you one of the best values for
your money. If you have an average sized in ground pool, the Smartpool
S601P is one of
your best options for a decently priced,
solar pool heating system. This product comes with the solar thermal
panels and all other necessary components.
The panel itself can be
installed either on the roof, directly on the ground, or you can
purchase the optional mounting rack to install it anywhere else in your
yard. You should be able to buy the entire system for around $240,
which makes it a bargain, and considering the high price of pool
heating costs, it should pay for itself very quickly.
If you have an above
ground pool, then SunHeater also has solar heating
panels for your pool as well. The 2x20
system should be adequate for
most small to average sized pools and usually costs around $150.
However, if you have the extra room then you should definitely consider
the 4x20 system,
as it provides much more heat and usually only costs
around $40 more.
Either one of these
systems is designed to sit up next
to your pool at an angle, so make sure you have sufficient room next to
your pool for the panels before making a purchase. Overall, the
SunHeater pool panel systems are highly efficient and decently priced,
so they come highly recommended.
PCS3 Pool Heater
The great thing about the SolarAttic solar pool heater PCS3
is that it does two separate things: it heats your pool of course, but
at the same time, it also
cools your attic. Basically it's a combination of a pool
heater and a solar
summer, you know how hot it can get inside your attic. The PCS3
cleverly uses the heat from inside your attic to bring warmth to your
pool, while at the same time cooling your attic via the vent inside the
The PCS3 take up
considerably less space than solar panels. It has an adjustable thermostat
built in, which helps you to control the temperatures both in your pool
and in your attic.
It also has built-in monitoring,
so if there is something wrong with your device, you will easily be
able to tell. Thanks to the SolarAttic PCS3, you can be sure that your
pool water will remain at exactly the temperature you prefer. For as
little as $10 a month!
We think that's a steal.
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