Solar pool heating is considered to be the most environmentally friendly way to heat the pool. In Australia, thanks to our abundant sunlight, solar pool heating is the most popular method of warming the pool water. Solar heating systems harness free energy coming from the sun.
Installing a solar swimming pool heating system on the roof of the house means that you can use the free energy of the sun to heat the swimming pool. The solar pool heating system is a great way to extend your swimming season and provide your pool with resort temperature for 7-9 months per year depending on your location.
How much does it cost to install solar pool heating?
Since the size of the solar collector area depends entirely on the size of the pool, the purchase price of the solar heating system will be different. However, assuming a standard size 8m x 4m backyard swimming pool, the purchase cost of a solar swimming pool heating system may be about $2000 and the cost of installing the other is about $1000 the cost after fully installed is about $3,000.
How much does solar swimming pool heating cost?
Almost none. Since solar energy is free, the only cost of running a solar pool heating system is the cost of running a pool pump. At an average of $0.23 per kilowatt hour, this should be less than $1.00 per day.
How Good Is Solar Pool Heating?
Solar pool heating is only as effective as direct sunlight shining on a solar collector. Solar pool heating does not work at night and is severely restricted by clouds or shadows.
In addition, the efficiency of solar collectors depends on many factors. Especially its relative to the size of the pool-at least 80% of the pool surface area, preferably 100%. In addition, ideally, it needs to face north to be most effective.
Moreover, solar pool heating takes time, and it is certainly not possible to heat the pool on demand. Depending on the time of the year, solar heating can take up to a week or more to increase the temperature of your swimming pool to 28ᵒC. During the warm season of the year, the solar heating system will increase the temperature of your swimming pool by 2-3.5°C per day. Pool blankets are essential to capture all this heat.
Solar swimming pool heating is not fast, but it is very environmentally friendly and can be operated almost for free.
As far as the environment is concerned, solar swimming pool heating ranks first. They are considered renewable energy by the Australian government, and therefore they are eligible for a Renewable Energy Certificate (REC, also known as a small-scale technology certificate or STC). This means that, depending on your place of residence and market conditions, you may be able to claim a rebate of approximately $300-$500.
As far as your wallet is concerned, for an 8m x 4 m swimming pool, a fully installed solar heating system will return you to around $3,800; if you amortize it and increase operating costs for 10 years, then solar The annual cost of heating may be approximately US$430; the annual cost of a swimming pool heat pump is approximately US$1,065.