Benefits of Solar Pool Heating
Heating a pool is not a luxury, it is a necessity! If you bought a car for $40,000 and the salesperson neglected to tell you that you could only use it during the months of June, July, and August, you might reconsider your decision. You would enjoy your vehicle for those three months and then for the remaining 9 months, continue the payments, insurance, storage fees, and etc. If I told you for an extra 10% you could use the car year round, which would you buy, the $40,000 car which you could only use three months of the year or the $44,000 car that you could use year round.
That is the reality of an unheated pool on the Suncoast. You may take a “dip” in May and September but the comfortable swimming season is June through August when the water temperatures are above 80 degrees. Most of our clients will tell you that 80 degrees is too cold. If you want to maximize your investment in your pool, a heated pool is a necessity. Do you want to make that 10% additional investment to get the full value of your pool?
Benefits of a Heated Swimming Pool
Everyone knows that children love the swimming pool. What most people forget is, children love the swimming pool more when the whole family is playing. One of the main benefits of a heated pool in Florida is that the whole family can enjoy warm, luxurious water with temperatures well above 80 degrees for 9 to 10 months of the year. Mom no longer has to sit on the steps with her legs in the pool; she can enjoy the benefits of a heated swimming pool with her kids.
Low Impact Exercise and Aerobics
Doctors regard swimming and water aerobics as very beneficial forms of exercise. It works the entire body without the impact stresses on the joints. A heated pool improves your health and well-being by allowing you to exercise throughout the year.
Children love to swim and can tolerate lower temperatures. Pediatricians caution that repeated chilling can make children more susceptible to respiratory infections. This can also be true for elder swimmers. A heated pool prevents chilling and problems associated with excessive heat loss.
Solar equipment is durable
Solar equipment often lasts longer than gas or electric heaters. With proper yearly maintenance, you can expect fuel heaters to last 5 to 7 years. Most gas heaters and heat pumps have a two-year warranty. Our solar panels have a full 12-year warranty and generally last 15 to 20 years or longer.
Solar requires less maintenance
Unlike gas and electric heaters, which should be serviced by a technician every year, a solar heater requires very little servicing. Again, that means less cost and less hassle for the pool owner.
Solar energy is good for the environment
Solar pool heaters generate and utilize energy that is clean, renewable and reliable. It will help eliminate carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxides emissions, a major contributor to smog and global climate change. Using solar energy to heat your pool instead of fossil fuels can stop three to 10 tons of carbon dioxide– about the same amount produced by operating your car for one year!– from entering the atmosphere each season.
That is what pool heating is about. Maximizing the return on your investment and enjoying the full value of your purchase.