Solar Power is the most perfect heat source for heating a swimming pool. It significantly reduces your fuel buills and your carbon footprint and will provide free hot water most of the year, and it usually pays for itself within 3 - 7 years.
Below we have listed the key questions about solar power for swimming pools, for anything else, please call or e-mail us.
It's up to you how much money you spend on a solar power system for your swimming pool.
How much money you spend will depend on the size of your pool, how often you use it in summer / winter, how hot you want the pool, and the types of panels you choose...quality versus quantity.
It's up to you how much money you save...we all use our pools differently, but to get an idea of how much money you will save...... use this guide...
The average domestic swimming pool costs £1,000 - £1,200 per annum to heat, based on ideal water swimming temperatures of 26-29 degrees.
As a guide, your solar panel area will equate to approximately 50% of the surface pool area.
Each panel has a fixed / peak amount of solar energy output available; therefore the more panels you have the more heat you have, however if you have too many panels, a part of your investment will be wasted.
- Several tons of CO2 per annum,
- the life of your boiler by 80%, and
- they add massive value to your home.
There is a system size to suit every budget....Solar swimming systems can supply hot water all year round, although will need to be supplemented by your boiler during winter months.
Solar panels will warm your pool on any bright day, including overcast days! They generate power from daylight, not heat, or solar radiation.
Here are three simple steps to understanding solar power for swimming pools...
1. Solar panels are placed on a southerly facing flat or pitched roof, a wall, or a ground area.
2. Water is pumped from your pool through your solar panels and a heat exchanger where is it heated.
3. The heated water is delivered back to your pool.
Preferably a southerly facing flat or pitched roof, a wall, or a ground area, are ideal locations for solar panels to be mounted. Each panel has a fixed / peak amount of solar energy output available; therefore the more panels you have the more heat you have, however if you have too many panels a part of your investment will be wasted.
Copper or stainless steel pipe work runs from the solar panels the heat exchanger; plastic pipe work is not suitable owing to the high temperatures. The length and diameter size of the pipe work will depend on the total panel area and distance from eth panels to the pool.The pipe work can be run internally or externally, below or above ground. All pipe work is insulated, and where required, mechanically protected including anti-freeze protection.
The solar heat exchanger transfers the solar heat energy from the solar panels to the pool water. The solar heat exchanger is sized according to the power output of the solar panels and is typically installed in-line and upstream to the secondary heat source, and near to the pool filtration / circulation system.
The solar control system is installed close to the heat exchanger and is optimised at the time of your installation, after which you will not be required to adjust eth system controls. Your system will operate automatically, and the readings on system display should be monitored regularly to ensure an optimum functioning system.
Prosolar Power Ltd provide the latest, fully developed, award winning solar technology at the lowest prices, with sound advice before, during, and after a purchase has been made.
Our staff comprise of fully qualified plumbers, fully qualified electricians, and we are MCS accredited, which means our installations entitle you to the latest government grants for domestic hot requirements.
Prosolar Power Ltd has both the engineering skills and the staff to facilitate large and complex installations. We undertake, and have completed work for, local authority public pools, health clubs and leisure centres.
Solar Power is not complicated; however we understand that there are many more questions to answer. We hope that the above Q & A's have been helpful...for anything else....just call our professional advisors free.