Benefits of solar pool heaters over other heaters

There are many benefits of solar pool heaters besides just keeping your water at a comfortable swimming temperature all year long. You could buy a traditional electric or gas water heaters but here’s why many people choose a solar pool heater over the rest.

Maintenance & Longevity

Solar pool heating system on the roof of a Southwest Florida home.No matter what kind of pool heater you choose to keep your water warm, maintenance is essential to keep everything working. One of the benefits of solar pool heating is less maintenance needs than more traditional methods of pool heating. Solar pool heaters typically have fewer moving parts, minimizing the likelihood of failure. The maintenance primarily involves keeping the panels free of debris, which periodic inspections manage.

Gas pool heaters need replacing every 5-7 years. Solar pool heaters can last more than double that with a lifespan before replacement of roughly 15 years, aligning better with the lifespan of heating pumps, which typically last between 7 and 10 years before needing to be replaced.

An Environmentally Friendly Solution

One of the most significant benefits of solar pool heating is its minimal environmental impact. Solar pool heaters don’t require the same amount of electricity to operate. They only need the power to pump the water; the heating happens within the solar on your roof, allowing you to save money while being a better steward of the environment.

Warmth For Your Wallet

Alongside the environmental benefits of solar pool heaters are the financial ones. These go hand in hand, as the more you use solar to keep your pool warm, the less you will pay. In just the first couple years of a solar pool heating system’s life, you will save more than the initial cost. As a bonus, having a solar pool heater helps improve the value of your home. Even here in Florida, pools get cold in the winter, making a warm pool a solid investment.

When you are ready to keep your pool warm all year, we can help. At Stilwell Solar, we have more than 40 years of experience that allows us to design the best solar pool heating system for you. Contact us or call (239) 495-5988 to make your pool a treat all year.