Solar pool heating is an excellent way to save money on your utility bill.  Solar pool heaters are installed on the roof of your home or business, and harness the power of the sun to heat your pool during the day.  This can add up to a lot of savings over the course of the year.

Many areas of the country can only utilize their pool three or four months during the year.  However, with solar pool heating you can increase that window to three or four months, so you can have as many as eight months of swimming in your pool.  This really increases the value of your investment, as installing a swimming pool is usually an expensive proposition.  Many pools cost over $40,000 so if you can only use three months a year, then it doesn’t make a lot of sense.

My neighbor in New Smyrna Beach had a pool built several years ago, and just recently installed a solar pool heater.  She said their pool heater was installed by, and she said they did a very nice job.  She has been very happy with the performance of this green energy investment, and her pool is much more swimmable than before.  She even commented that last summer the pool actually got too warm and they had to turn them off for several days.

For anyone who has had an electric pool heater or a gas heater for your pool, you know how expensive they can be.  We had a swimming pool in another home about five years ago, and we had a gas heater.  Each time we heated our pool in the winter or full months, the rule was if he did about 3 or 4 degrees per hour.  So in the wintertime, if your pool is 60° it would take about 10 hours to heat to where it was swimmable.  And to run a gas pool heater for that long would cost several hundred dollars.  So gas pool heaters can be very expensive over the long haul.

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Another advantage of solar pool heaters is that research shows they are generally less maintenance than other types of pool heating.  Once they are installed on your roof and the piping is setup through your pool, you don’t have to do a lot of maintenance to keep them working.  Most pool owners with solar pool heating often go 10 years or more without having to even think about their heaters.

This is why it always makes sense, if you can afford it, to invest in green energy solutions.  They can be quite expensive up front but we’ll definitely pay for themselves over time.  Many states offer financial incentives to make the investment more affordable.  As time goes by most experts agree that more and more people will be investing in the many green home investments as the states and the Federal government continue to offer incentives.

Some of the more popular solar energy investments are:

  • Solar Pool Heater
  • Solar Panels
  • Solar AC
  • Solar Water Heaters

So do your research online see you can make the most informed decision for you and your family.  Many solar companies do offer help with financing so you can invest in this technology and then have a monthly payment like a car or a home.  And then once you get past three or four years the system is then paid for and everything else is savings in your pocket.

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