Keep swimming when it turns cold

A new pool being installed in Charlotte, NC
When the weather starts to cool down, solar heaters for your pool installation can extend your swimming season from early spring through the end of fall. In addition, you can save operating costs during the summer. When you consider the investment you have made in your pool and outdoor living space, it is smart to install products that allow you to enjoy your pool a few months more every year.

Solar pool heating

Heating your pool with a solar powered system is one of the simplest and most cost-effective accessories for your pool. Water is cyclically pumped from the pool to solar collectors, where the water is warmed by sunlight. The warm water is then pumped back into the pool, naturally and efficiently warming the water, allowing you to enjoy your pool for many months. Solar pool heating systems are generally comprised of the following components:

  • A solar collector — the device through which the water passes to be heated by the sun
  • A filter — systematically removes debris from water as it is pumped through the collector
  • A pump — circulates water through the filter and that collector, then back to the pool
  • A flow control valve — automatic or manual valve that diverts pool water to the solar collector.

Solar pool collectors are made out of various materials. Consult with your Charlotte pool company to determine the type that best suits your needs for the size of your pool and the local climate. If you only plan to use your pool when temperatures are above freezing, then you will probably be able to get by with an unglazed collector system.

Unglazed Solar Pool Heating Collectors

Unglazed collectors are a favorite of many pool owners because of their affordable cost and simple design. Unglazed collectors do not include a glass covering. They are generally comprised of heavy-duty rubber or plastic that has been treated with an ultraviolet light inhibitor. These unglazed systems are extremely efficient and can even work for indoor pools in cold climates.

Glazed Solar Pool and Water Heating Collectors

Glazed collector systems are most commonly made of copper tubing on an aluminum plate with a tempered glass covering. Needless to say, the material alone increases the cost. Glazed collector systems use heat exchangers and transfer fluids as a means to capture solar heat more efficiently. Consequently, they can be used year-round in many climates. Glazed collectors can also be used to heat domestic hot water. Consult your Charlotte pool builders for recommendations for freeze protection.

One of the best pool builders in Charlotte, NC

Carolina Pool Plastering offers many services to repair and remodel your pool, and the surrounding areas. Be sure to ask them about their many options and ideas for spas. They can help you with inspired ideas that will create a pool with enticing comfort zones, and extend your entertainment space. Retaining walls require special skill and experience that only comes from years in the business. A swimming pool can only increase the value of your home or business. To learn more about swimming pool installation or maintenance, contact Carolina Pool Plastering, in Charlotte, NC.

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