A solar pool heater is the most cost-effective way to heat a pool in Southern California. The durable, long-lasting equipment requires little-to-no maintenance and can provide heating energy to your swimming pool for decades. With solar, you can start enjoying your pool like you never have before!
Solar Pool Heaters are Economical and Save You Money
Many pool owners in Southern California simply choose not to heat their pool because of the expense; even “cheap” natural gas can cost an arm and a leg. A solar pool heating system uses free energy from the sun and helps you avoid energy price increases. You will also save on servicing costs because solar pool heaters require very little maintenance compared to the annual maintenance needed for conventional pool heaters.
For those who use a gas or electric heater, a solar pool heater will save you significantly on energy bills with a potential payback period of only 2 to 3 years. Once you recuperate your original investment, your solar pool heater will provide free heating from the sun for another 15 to 20 years or longer.
Enjoy Your Pool for More Months Out of the Year
Most homeowners in Southern California can only stand to swim in their unheated pools for 2 to 3 months a year. With a solar heated pool, you can extend the swimming season to 6 or even 8 months!
Though solar pool heaters continue to work in the colder months, most of the heat is lost at night. If you are an avid aquanaut and want to swim during the colder months, you will need a pool blanket or cover to minimize nighttime cooling and keep the water warm.
Solar Pools are Easy to Operate and Low Maintenance
Simply flip the switch to “Auto” at the beginning of your pool season and set it to the desired temperature. At the end of the season, flip the control switch to “Off”. It couldn’t be easier! No annual maintenance is needed other than what you would normally do for your pool: just keep the pool clean and in proper chemical balance.
It is recommended you check your pool temperature and solar controller at the beginning of the solar pool season (typically April or May). The automatic controller has a temperature indicator and a red/green light, which will tell you if the solar pool system is functioning correctly.
Find Out More about Solar Pool Heating Installation
Whether you are currently using a pool heater or not, a solar pool heating system provides you with an economical (and environmentally friendly) way to heat your pool.
AMECO offers residential and commercial solar pool heaters at a variety of price points that will fit your budget and swimming needs. Contact us to talk to a solar consultant about how you can install a pool heating system and start saving money immediately.