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How Does Solar Pool Heating Work?

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Question: What accounts for the largest application of solar energy in the world?

If you answered “solar pool heating” you’re exactly right!

According to data collected by the U.S. Energy Information Administration, pool heating accounts for nearly 75% of all domestic shipments of solar thermal collectors.

When you consider the low cost of installation, low cost of maintenance and BIG value (they can pay for themselves in as little as a year and a half) it’s easy to see why solar pool heaters are so popular.

But how does solar pool heating work?

How Does Solar Pool Heating Work?

A large part of the appeal of a solar pool heating system is the simplicity of its design.

Unlike gas or electric powered pool heating systems which function by complex, expensive-to-maintain mechanisms, solar pool heating systems are comparatively simple and utilize just four key components:

  • A solar collector – pool water is heated by the sun when it’s circulated through this device
  • A filter – protects the solar collector from debris
  • A pump – circulates water from the pool through the filter and solar collector
  • A flow control valve – diverts the flow of water from the pool through the solar collector; may be either manual or automatic

How do those components work to heat your pool? Simple:

Water from your pool is pumped through the filter into the solar collector(s) where it is heated by the sun before being re-circulated back into the pool. In warm, sunny climates like Sacramento, a solar pool heating system will allow you to enjoy comfortable, cost-effective swimming from mid-April through mid-October. No more limiting the swimming season from just Memorial Day to Labor Day!

Solar pool heating systems are the simple, effective, affordable and eco-friendly solution with which more than 300,000 pool owners worldwide have chosen to heat their pools. Is it time for you to join the growing ranks of these satisfied pool owners and take the plunge on a new solar pool heating system?

Where to Turn for Solar Pool Heating in Sacramento

Solar pool heating is popular, simple to install and maintain, and can add up to big savings in a short amount of time. If you want to take advantage of this eco-friendly, cost-effective solution to keeping your pool comfortable throughout the swimming season, turn to Aztec Solar, Sacramento’s leader in solar pool heating.

Aztec Solar has earned its reputation as the leader in Sacramento solar pool heating thanks to over 30 years of experience and more than 12,000 satisfied customers. At Aztec Solar we use only the highest-quality components from industry’s best manufacturers and we protect your investment with exceptional warranties and dependable, professional service.