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Using rooftop solar panels to heat your pool

Owning a pool is expensive.

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From water costs, to chemicals to heating, expenses are the norm when it comes to pool ownership.

But what if you could cut pool heating bills out of the equation?

If you’re looking for a way to trim costs, roof top solar panels could be the answer.

Imagine pulling out your pool heater and replacing it instead with solar panels that can use the sun’s rays to heat the water in your pool. Just a few years ago this would have been an idea you would expect to read about in a science fiction novel; seen as too expensive or just too out there.

Today though, with recent breakthroughs in solar technology and the use of solar panels in the mainstream, it’s become an affordable and intelligent way to replace expensive pool heaters.

Electric pool heaters are huge energy suckers and with the fluctuating prices of fuel, gas heaters are unpredictable. But solar heating is not only efficient, it’s also cost-effective. You know, because the sun’s rays are free.

Using the pump from your pool, some rooftop solar panels (placed on a house or shed roof), and some piping, you can pump the water from your pool through the solar panels and easily heat your pool 10-15 degrees Fahrenheit.

Not only does this method cut down on heating costs, according to the United States Department of Energy, “solar pool heating is the most cost-effective use of solar energy in many climates.”

Using rooftop solar panels to heat your pool is a smart and environmentally conscious way to keep swimming comfortably and to extend your swimming season by a few more weeks. Contact us for more information about solar panels and solar energy in general.

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