Since quite a few people are becoming more concerned about the economy and the environment, there are many questions that are being asked about solar panels for swimming pools. This is one of those times where having a green pool is a good thing!
In the this article we'll cover the 4 most common questions we get asked when it comes to solar panels for swimming pools.
Do they work?
Yes, they do. Solar panels can raise the water temperature at least 10 degrees, we do recommend the use of a solar blanket, when the pool is not in use to help maintain the water temperature in your swimming pool.
Is the installation difficult?
Solar panels have a simple do-it-yourself installation and there's a guide that comes with your order.
Will I have to buy anything additional besides the solar panels?
The solar panels work with your existing pool pump. You will need to buy PVC pipe, and if you are planning to mount the solar panels on the roof of your house you might need to purchase a roof mounting kit.
How many solar panels will I need for my pool?
There are different factors that will determine how many panels you will need. These factors include whether you have an above ground or in ground pool and also the size of the pool.
Solar panels are a great cost efficient way of heating your swimming pool and they also can extend your swimming season.
We hope that helps and that you are well on your way to a nice warm day of relaxation! If you have additional questions, please let us know if the comments below.
Looking for reading material? Our blog is full of fun facts and helpful tips. Check out some of our recommended posts below:
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- How to Extend Your Pool's Swimming Season with a Heating System
- Liquid Solar Blankets: Using Liquid Solar Covers to Keep Your Pool Warm