Solar Pool Heating – Heat Your Pool for Free From the Sun

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Pricing

Benefits

Your pool size System size System price
Small pool (30m3) 9kW heat pump;
or
17 rigid panels
$3,600

$2,750

Medium pool (45m3) 13kW heat pump;
or
36 rigid panels
$4,400

$4,750

Large pool (60m3) 21kW heat pump;
or
48 x 132 rigid panels
$6,900

$6,350

  • Extend your swim season by 4-6 weeks

  • Less than $1 a day to run

  • Increase water temperature by 5-8°C

  • Most efficient way to heat a pool

  • Almost zero carbon footprint

  • Most popular form of pool heating in Australia

  • Low maintenance

  • Environmentally friendly

Pricing

Large pool
(60m³)
System size 21kW heat pump
or
48 x 132 rigid panels
System price $6,900
or
$6,350
Small pool
(30m³)
System size 9kW heat pump
or
17 rigid panels
System price $3,600
or
$2,750
Medium pool
(45m³)
System size 13kW heat pump
or
36 rigid panels
System price $4,400
or
$4,750

Benefits

  • Extend your swim season by 4-6 weeks

  • Less than $1 a day to run

  • Increase water temperature by 5-8°C

  • Most efficient way to heat a pool

  • Almost zero carbon footprint

  • Most popular form of pool heating in Australia

  • Low maintenance

  • Environmentally friendly

About Solar Pool Heating

What Are the Different Types of Solar Pool Heating Systems?

There are a number of systems you can choose from:

DualSun – a 2-in-one pool heating and solar PV solution that heats your pool water and cools your solar panels, improving the thermal performance of your panels by up to 50%, helping them work at their optimal efficiency. Ideal for people with limited roof space who want to heat their pool and offset their household usage at the same time.

Rigid panels – if you have plenty of suitable roof space, the rigid panels are the way to go, as they are very durable (cockatoo-resistant and hail-resistant). If you buy a premium brand, you’ll find that they come with a 10 year warranty.

Rubber/strip matting – generally best avoided, as these pool heating systems are not cockatoo-proof or hail-proof. Cockatoos love them!

Evacuated tubes – the same concept as evacuated tube solar hot water systems; quite an expensive way to heat a pool

Heat pumps – are a very effective way to heat a pool. Many people who have solar panels on the roof choose a heat pump to heat their pool water, because heat pumps can be run on a timer so they run during the day when the solar panels are producing free electricity. Homes with limited suitable roof space will often install a pool heat pump, as they take up very little space on the ground (about the same as an electric hot water system).

Gas – this used to be the go-to pool heating solution, but as the cost of gas has gone up exponentially over the last few years, many people are looking at alternate pool heating solutions.

Heatseeker DualSun solar pool heating
Solar Pool Heating Benefits

How Does Solar Pool Heating Work

Most solar pool heating systems include:

• solar collectors – the pool water is pushed through these collectors, which heat the water from the sun
• a filter – this removes any debris such as leaf litter, before the water is pumped through the collectors
• a pump – this circulates the water through the filter and collector and back to the pool
• a flow control valve – this device diverts pool water through the solar collectors

The pool water is pumped through the filter and then through the solar collectors, where it’s heated before being returned to the pool.

Orientation

Solar pool heater collectors should ideally be oriented north, north-west or west. It’s best to choose a roof space with minimal shading.

Solar Pool Heating

Important Considerations

Child jumping into solar heated swimming pool

What Size and Type of Pool Heating System Should I Buy?

This depends on:
• your pool size (litres)
• how long you want your swimming season to last
• your desired pool temperature
• the region you live (warm or cool climate)
• the amount of available roof space
• the orientation and pitch of suitable roof space
• whether or not you’re prepared to use a pool blanket/cover

Woman relaxing in solar heated swimming pool

Solar Pool Heating Quotes

The Energy Experts takes the hard work out of installing solar pool heating. Our consultative approach means we understand your needs and properly size and professionally install high-output systems that are guaranteed to outperform and outlast conventional equipment – be that solar pool heating, heat pumps, hybrid solar panels (solar PV and pool heating in one) and strip matting.

Although our home base is in the Illawarra, we have reputable and experienced installation teams across NSW and the ACT.

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