Want the cheapest way to heat your pool?
Want to extend swimming season in those shoulder seasons?
If you’re just starting to research whether a solar pool heater is just what you need for your home in Sydney, this is the perfect place. Today we separate fact from fiction and debunk 5 common myths about solar pool heaters.
5 BIGGEST MYTHS OF SOLAR POOL HEATER
#1 MYTH: SOLAR POOL HEATERS TAKE TOO LONG TO HEAT WATER
Fact: Solar pool heaters deliver a gradual rise in temperature of the pool water and once it reaches the desired level, it then sustains the temperature to keep your pool warm and comfortable all the time.
If you’re in Sydney, usually, on an average warm day, your solar pool heater can warm your pool by up to 5 °C a day, however the actual time also depends on a host of other variables like the size of the pool, weather, size of solar collectors, and your location among others.
#2 MYTH: SOLAR POOL HEATERS WORK EFFICIENTLY ONLY ON BRIGHT SUNNY DAYS
Fact: Solar collectors in Solar pool heating system use sun’s energy to heat your pool. While it indeed works best during those bright sunny days but it also works efficiently on those overcast days.
However, it is not very effective on cloudy days with low temperature or when it is raining. Did you know that you can extend the season by almost 3-6 months?
#3 MYTH: SOLAR POOL HEATERS ARE EXPENSIVE
Fact: The high upfront cost, in the range of $3000 - $7000 may seem higher than conventional pool heaters. However, given the low running costs, energy rebates by Australian government, savings on energy bills and long lifespan, it pays for itself within 3-4 years. Whereas a pool heat pump or a gas heater will most likely need a replacement at least twice in the same time frame.
#4 MYTH: SOLAR COLLECTORS REQUIRE EXTRA MAINTENANCE
Fact: Solar collectors have low annual running costs and require barely any maintenance costs all through their lifespan. Quality solar collectors come with a factory welded joint between PVC manifold and PVC absorbers for a seamless panel that is impervious to dust, moisture and 100% wind and storm proof.
Leading companies like Thermo Pools even provide a full 15 years warranty against wind including parts and labour as also a warranty against Cockatoo damage.
#5 MYTH: SOLAR POOL COLLECTORS ARE INEFFICIENT
Fact: The size and quality of solar pool collectors is critical in determining the efficiency of the solar pool heater. The higher the number of tubes in every square meter and larger the external diameter of these pool heating tubes means greater efficiency rate.
#6 MYTH: SOLAR POOL HEATERS STILL USE ELECTRICITY
Fact: Solar pool collectors pump the water through the filter and then through the solar collectors, where it is heated before returning it back to the pool. Thus it uses no additional electricity, only 100% renewable energy that is absolutely free.
SO WHICH IS THE BEST SOLAR POOL HEATER FOR MY POOL?
If you’re looking for an answer to that question, simply call Sydney’s pool heating experts for free advice to recommend you the best investment for your pool. Visit us or call to take the experts’ advice today!