Solar pool heaters provide a cost-effective and environmentally friendly way of to warm your swimming pool at home.
A lot of people are making an effort to be “greener” in their lifestyles. This means that many are going towards having environmentally friendly habits and items, whether at home or in the office. This act of always choosing earth-friendly options and encouraging others to do the same is known as “going green” and protecting the environment is one of the things that it is advocating for.
One of the ways you can do this is by including greener options when making decisions regarding your home. For example, if you want to have a pool in your house, choosing to have an above ground pool would help you save money on initial cost for the whole kit and the installation. As this will not require as much work as digging a large area for the pool to be in, it will then save a lot of electricity and labor.
Value for Money
In order to get the best value for your money in having a pool installed, you must find ways to make the most out of that investment. One way of getting the value for your money is by extending your swimming season. However, this would require you to add a heating system to your pool since it sometimes will be too cold for you to swim in it. A heating system will help you and your family enjoy the pool more at any time of the year. Unfortunately, installing a heating system for your pool will not only cost you more in the long run but it will also take its toll on the environment in some way.
You, as a pool owner, will be faced with making a choice between an electric heat pump, a gas-powered heater or a solar-powered heater. As an environmental solution for this situation, the solar pool heater is the way to go.
Solar pool heaters are similar to electric heat pumps in terms of cost. The initial cost for installing both systems are basically the same. However, in the long run, you will see the benefit with the solar pool heaters because they function almost at no cost at all. The only cost you will need to prepare for is buying the heater itself. Electric heat pumps need electricity to run and will definitely cost higher in utility bills for you.
Since solar energy comes from the sun, solar pool heaters use free energy. It does not need to employ any other energy source in order to function. It may, however, use electricity indirectly but only for cleaning the swimming pool through a process of filtration.
Solar pool heaters cost more initially compared to gas heaters but gas heaters actually cost more to operate and maintain. Gas heaters need natural gas or propane for fuel in order to function.