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How Solar Pool Heating Can Extend Your Swimming Season and Save You Money

GL Pools Team
How Solar Pool Heating Can Extend Your Swimming Season and Save You Money

by the Pool Service & Repair Experts at GL Pools

When it comes to your swimming pool, you want to enjoy it as much as you can during the year without spending a fortune. Luckily, solar pool heating can both extend your swimming season and help you save money. Using the power of the sun to heat the water, a pool solar heating service is a cost-effective and eco-friendly alternative to traditional pool heaters. As a San Diego pool service company, we are happy to offer solar pool heater plumbing services for replacing all ground-level PVC plumbing, valves, actuators, and sensors for your solar pool heating systems. Read on to learn more about how adding a solar pool heating system can help you enjoy a warm and inviting pool for longer, while spending less money.

What is Solar Heating Pool Service?

If you’re unfamiliar with solar heating pool services, you’re probably wondering how it works. Simply put, pool solar heating employs the ambient temperature to heat your pool by using the pump to divert water to the solar plumbing, which is typically on the roof. Then, it redirects the water back into the pool once it is heated.

How Does Solar Heating Pool Service Work?

First, a solar heating pool service company will assess the size and layout of your pool to determine the number and type of solar collectors needed. Roof solar pool heating systems are comprised of black tubing to absorb as much of the sun’s heat as possible. Once installed by a pool service pro, solar pool heating systems use a sensor (usually on the roof) to measure the solar heat temperature. Another sensor measures the pool water. When the solar heat temperature is higher than the pool water temperature, the system’s valves are powered on automatically by actuators to direct the water to the pool solar plumbing. During this time, the pump will speed up to ensure the water reaches the heater and then returns to the pool. If you don’t have pool automation, you may have to open the valves manually.

When the pool temperature is higher than the solar temperature, solar pool heating will have little to no impact on your pool’s temperature. Therefore, the ’sweet spot’ for pool solar heating systems is cold water + warm temperatures—think late spring (May/June) and late summer (October/November). During these times, the pool’s water remains cooler from overnight or the prior season, allowing the pool solar heater to heat it up on warmer days.

What are The Benefits of Solar Pool Heater Plumbing?

A solar pool heater is a fantastic way to save money, reduce energy consumption, and promote a more sustainable lifestyle. When used with a traditional pool heater, you can save money by heating the pool most of the way to your desired temperature using the solar heater. For example, rather than your heater starting from 65°, the pool solar heating system can heat the water to 80°—from there, your heater can do the rest. Another important benefit of solar pool services is that having a solar heater can effectively extend your swimming season up to a few months—even more, depending on weather.

GL Pools San Diego Pool Service and Pool Solar Heating

While our pool service doesn’t include solar equipment installation or solar pool heating maintenance, we do have the experience and expertise needed to replace all your ground-level PVC plumbing, valves, actuators, and sensors. We also provide programming services to connect solar heating systems with pool service automation, adjusting the temperature accordingly. Proper pool care is an essential part of ensuring optimal operation of your solar heating system. Pool filter cleaning and other routine upkeep such as skimming debris from your pool will help your solar heater run efficiently. Scheduling professional swimming pool maintenance with GL Pools can also help extend the lifespan of your solar pool heating system.  

A warm pool can make all the difference, especially during the cooler months. This means that you can enjoy your pool for longer periods throughout the year, and that you and your family can take full advantage of the pool service you’ve invested in. If you find yourself searching solar pool service near me with the hopes of getting ground-level solar work either installed or repaired, we’re happy to recommend the following companies.

In the meantime, contact GL Pools for all your other San Diego pool service needs. In addition to the high-quality solar heating pool service we provide, we’re dedicated to providing a wide range of swimming pool maintenance and repair services. Our experienced technicians are equipped to handle anything from troubleshooting potential leaks to equipment upgrades and installations. To ensure that your pool remains in tip-top shape, we offer flexible and affordable Escondido pool maintenance plans for pool cleaning. With our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction, you can trust us to keep your pool looking and functioning its best all year-round.