Solar Heaters for Swimming Pool – Enjoy Swimming in October
Executive Summary about Solar Heaters by Tanya Turner
Are you thinking about buying a swimming pool heater? A very cost effective option would be getting a solar heater for swimming pool.
Solar heater for swimming pools – how does it work?
Unlike other types of solar powered devices, solar pool heater works rather simple. Solar panels collect heat from the sun. A pump forces water from your swimming pool through a filter that leads it into a solar collector. The size of a swimming pool heater you need depends on the size of your pool and the climate in your area. For bigger pools and colder places you need bigger solar heaters. Heaters with 2′x20′ panels are the most popular. For bigger pools you will need more panels.
Installing your solar pool heater
Unlike solar water heaters, pool heaters are fairly easy to install.
Maintaining your solar heater for swimming pool
Getting a solar heater for your pool makes much more sense than getting any other type of pool heater including gas and electric heaters.
Pool Solar Heaters – How to Build Your Own Pool Solar Heater
Executive Summary about Solar Heaters by Benjamin Robert Ehinger
Here is a plan to put together your solar heater.
First, you are going to need about 150 feet of long black tubing that is about a half inch around to three fourths of an inch around. You will also need about 10 feet of PVC pipe that will fit snugly into the ends of the black tubing. you will need a shut off valve that will be attached to one end of the PVC piping. You will also need a pump that will be strong enough to move water through the tubing at a slow speed.
Second, you are going to need some 2 by 4 pieces of lumber and some metal brackets. You will want to mount this part of your heater on a rooftop that is in direct sunlight, a shed, a barn, a garage, or anywhere else that is in direct sunlight.
Last, you will run the PVC piping from each end of the black tubing into the pool. When you turn the pump on it will suck water out of your pool at a slow speed and pump it up and through your black tubing, very slowly. You want this water to be sitting in the black tubing and getting hot. Then, when it comes back into the pool it will start to raise the temperature of your pool. This is now your solar pool heater.