Three factors are of vital importance when heating your pool.
A. The Panel Type
To save on costs unglazed collector systems are opted for at times; they don’t have glass coverings, and instead, use cheaper rubber or plastic parts and although they work in the warmer season they cannot work in the colder seasons. If you want to use your solar pool heater in cold weather, you’ll want to get a glazed collector system instead. These capture heat more effectively and can be used all year in most locations with heat exchangers. Glazed panels come in different qualities as well, CSL has chosen the panels with the best prismatic glass for heat magnification, heavy insulation and copper with zinc coating, giving you brilliant efficiency.
B. An Indirect or Direct System
A direct system uses the pool pump to circulate water directly through panels until they reach ambient temperature. It can be used to raise the temperature by 6-12c but it has drawbacks including light maintenance and damage from chlorine in the water. Where a direct system can get blocked/scaled when water is dirty (causing inefficiency) and where warm water is required in the mornings an Indirect system steps in as a far more efficient system. Using a Heat exchanger that operates using compounds that react to heat better and using a subsidiary thermal tank to keep the water warmer overnight you end up with a more efficient, more durable and maintenance free system that raises temperatures by up to 15c (can be regulated) and also works in the cold seasons.
CSL is committed to ensuring that any solution we supply to you exceeds your expectations in quality and performance. It is vital for solar systems to be installed by experts to ensure a long term healthy relationship and smiles all around the pool for years to come.
D. Heat Pumps
These consume 1⁄4 to 1⁄8 the power that electric heating would and ensure year-round heating and efficiency. CSL does sizing and installation for your pool.