Swimming pools increase the quality of life and value of your home. Unfortunately, there are periods when the pool temperatures are not enjoyable to everyone, especially the kids. In that case, all family members will get the most out of your pool if you install solar heating panels. These panels are eco-friendly and cost-effective ways to heat the swimming pool. The biggest question about using solar pool-heating panels is how long they will last.
What Is the Life Expectancy of a Solar Pool Heater?
High-quality, properly installed, well-maintained solar panels can last 10 to 20 years. Some manufacturers provide warranties for their panels that guarantee performance for a certain period, usually 5 to 15 years. Regular maintenance and inspections extend the lifespan of solar pool heating panels. It includes cleaning the panels to remove dirt and debris, checking for damage, and ensuring the system functions optimally.
How Do the Panels Work?
Using solar energy to warm a swimming pool is straightforward. The solar water heating panels are placed in a sunny area to gather heat from the sun. The solar panels will then transfer heat into the pool water via a network of tubes within each panel.
A sensor monitors the water’s temperature and sends it again to the pool to achieve an ideal temperature level. The solar pool heating panels are interconnected to the pool’s filtration system and runoff from the pump in your pool that keeps the water circulating.
How Efficient Are the Solar Pool Heating Panels?
Heating low-temperature water with the sun is currently the most cost-effective way for humans to capture solar energy. Pools conveniently store copious amounts of cool water. With the correct flow rate, this water may absorb almost 80% of the solar energy as it moves through a solar pool heater of thousands of tiny parallel tubes placed in the sun.
In contrast, the most efficient photovoltaic solar panels operate at only a 20% efficiency rate. Solar panels cannot convert more than 20% of the sunlight that strikes their surface into usable electricity. However, solar pool lighting panels are more reliable, with 80% or more efficiency. This is because solar pool panels can absorb the sun’s infrared rays. (1)
Solar pool heating panels offer a cost-effective and environmentally friendly way to heat your pool. Its benefits include cost savings, energy independence, and reduced environmental impact.
If you need a high-quality solar pool heating panel or any other type of solar that is low maintenance to power your home in Volusia County, fill out the contact form to get in touch with us. Our company services Ormond Beach, Port Orange, St. Augustine, Daytona Beach Shores, and the surrounding communities.
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