Swimming pool heater is a must for those who desire to enjoy the swimming pool all throughout the year, even during the winter. However, everyone cannot afford to buy a swimming pool heater which is expensive.
Thus, it is better to make a solar pool heater at home. A home-made solar pool heater can be as efficient as the readymade pool heaters available in the stores.
You don’t need have much technical knowledge to build and install a homemade solar pool heater. It is not too complicated to build a home-made solar pool heater. The materials needed for building this solar pool heater are not much expensive.
How Does A Home-made Solar Pool Heater Function?
Homemade solar pool heaters work by capturing sunlight inside the solar cells and then transforming them to use able energy. The sunbeams are entrapped on a glass window panel on which there are tubes placed… Continue reading
There is little doubt that solar pool heaters are non-polluting and thus environmentally friendly sources of energy that help saving not only your money, but also the planet.
However, like any other equipment, they have their own set of limitations if you heat your pool by solar power alone.
Before you really go out to have one, you should keep the following drawbacks in mind, lest it proves to be a financially un-viable venture. [br][br]
Expensive Initial Investment
Though the cost of generating heat from solar pool heaters is almost negligible, they cost a lot. The initial investment of a solar pool heater varies from $3,000 to $5,000 for a pool of 300 to 400 square feet. Add to that the cost of its installation!
Even the best designed solar pool heater lacks the most elegant design, with the most-elegant being defined as a “skylight look” on the… Continue reading
A solar pool heater traps and utilizes sunbeams to heat up the swimming pool. The pool water is first passed through the filter to eliminate debris and dirt, if any, from the water.
After that, the solar collector is operated to circulate the water that needs to be heated by the sun. The pump functions to pass the pool water through the filter and then collector and to put the water back into the pool. The flow-control valve redirects the water through the device called solar collector. [br][br][br]
Installation of A Solar Pool Heater
In accordance with the U.S. Department of Energy, where and how a solar pool heater is installed varies on the basis of the solar resource, the local building codes and on the climatic conditions. In general, you can install solar pool heaters anywhere as long as the panels are directly exposed to sunlight. Solar pool heaters… Continue reading