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Can I use solar power to heat my pool?

Solar pool heating systems are extremely cost-effective. In Oregon we have financial incentives to help pay for the cost of a new system. Every pool owner should consider heating with solar energy.

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Solar pool heating systems are extremely cost-effective.  In Oregon we have financial incentives to help pay for the cost of a new system.  Every pool owner should consider heating with solar energy.

Solar pool heaters are open-loop systems that use the existing pool filtration pump to circulate the pool water directly through the collectors.  The pool itself acts as the storage tank.

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Pool heating collectors are typically made of unglazed black polymer and should cover an area equal to 50-100% of the surface area of the pool.  They must be installed on a slope so that they can be completely drained in the fall.  Any water trapped in the collector may freeze and burst the collector tubing.

A pool cover is strongly recommended as a low-cost method of reducing heat loss overnight and maintaining warm temperatures for longer periods.

 

 

 

 

 
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