Taking a dip in your backyard pool is the perfect way to spend a humid, summer day. There is nothing like jumping in a comfortably warm pool to swim some laps or play a game of volleyball with the family. However, even if you live in an area where warm temperatures are common – as we do here in Texas – a heater may still be necessary for you to thoroughly enjoy your pool at any time of day or year. Instead of automatically thinking about purchasing a conventional heater however, look to solar energy to heat your pool this year.
Warming your pool with traditional methods results in high monthly gas or electric bills and requires a great deal of maintenance, especially if something goes wrong with the system. On the other hand, solar pool heating allows you to enjoy warm pool water through environmentally efficient means. By harnessing energy from the sun, heating your pool is not only easier to maintain, but also keeps you from burning a hole in your wallet. Plus with Heliocol making use of PVC on their solar system components rather than metal, you are guaranteed that your heating system won’t rust or leak.
Energy costs continue to rise especially due to the current economic situation, making the idea of an energy efficient heating method extremely appealing for a pool owner. Considering its use of free renewable resources from the sun, a solar powered heater can help protect you from these rising costs!
What’s even more, solar energy heated pools allow you to extend your pool season, giving you the luxury of swimming 8-10 months out of the year and on those seasonably cool days or nights. That means that this energy and cost efficient method nearly triples your length of swim time as opposed to regular pools.
Another added benefit of solar powered heaters is they not only work with in-ground pools, but above ground as well. If you already have a pool pump, not to worry! They work wonderfully with most existing pumps for various pools and sizes. Call GR Solar Solutions, Inc. for more information and take the next step towards bringing a solar powered pool heater to your backyard oasis today!