UMA Solar Pool Collectors can keep your pool at a comfortable temperature and extend your swimming season by utilizing the warmth of the sun! But how do they actually work? Let’s take a look at the basics of how solar pool heating systems function to keep your pool warm and relaxing, all season long.
The 3 Basic Components to a Solar Pool Heating System
All solar water heaters for pools, regardless of brand, are part of a system made up of three basic components:
1: Solar Collector — These are the roof-mounted solar panels that do the actual pool heating.
2: Pool Pump — This moves the water through the system.
3: Pool Filter — This keeps your pool water clean and debris-free.
6 Steps to How Solar Powered Pool Heaters Work
1: Your pool’s pump pushes the water through a pool filter to strain out leaves and debris.
2: Your pool water is directed through a series of plumbing valves up to your solar collectors.
3: Water enters collectors through the bottom of the panel and rises to the top through individual tubes.
4: The sun’s radiant energy heats the water as it gradually rises through the solar collector tubes.
5: The now heated water is returned to your pool. This cycle then gets repeated until your pool has been warmed to your desired temperature.
6: Dive in and enjoy your comfortable, warm swimming pool!