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.
For instance do they work? Surprisingly enough 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.
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.