Are you considering investing in pool solar panels for your heating system, but don’t know where to start? In this blog, we’ll answer all of the most frequently asked questions about solar pool panels, solar pool heating systems and how they work.
Frequently Asked Questions About Pool Solar Panels
Why Choose Solar Pool Heating and Pool Solar Panels?
How do you heat a pool with solar panels?
Solar panels enhance the natural effect of the sun heating the water in your pool with three basic components: a panel, a pump and a filter. A pump, usually your existing pool pump, pushes water through a filter to strain leaves and debris. Water is then pumped into a Heliocol solar panel mounted on your roof, porch, fence, or any other location with good sun exposure (optimally south facing in North America).
The water is substantially heated as it moves through the panel and it flows back into your pool, warming the water. Unlike solar water heaters for indoor use, solar pool heaters do not require a storage tank. Your pool provides all the storage required.
To learn more about solar pool heating, explore our blog.
What components comprise a solar pool heating system?
Every component of our solar pool heating systems is manufactured with surgical-grade plastic. Using a unique injection over-molding process, our patented and specially-engineered components are designed to be part of a safe, maintenance-free solar pool heating system.
To learn more about the technical specifications and components of our solar pool heating systems and solar pool panels, browse our products.
How warm does a solar heated pool get?
When you install a solar heating system for your pool, you can actually add 10-13° to your water temperature!
What’s the most efficient pool solar panel system for our commercial pool?
A pool solar panel system efficiency can vary between different combinations of pool size and where your business is located. UMA Solar will help you connect with a dealer to discuss your situation.
Is solar pool heating worth it?
Installing a solar pool heating system is eco-friendly and can help you save on energy costs! The only cost to your utility bill is running your pool pump. That can be less than $75 per year. Plus, solar panels can increase your property value.
Where can I find more information about solar pool heating products?
To find more information about pool solar panels, browse our supported solar pool heating brands. If you’re ready to make an order, contact us to be connected with a dealer.
Costs of Solar Pool Heating and Pool Solar Panels
Where can I get a quote for pool solar panels?
To get an equipment quote, contact us and we’ll connect you with a dealer.
How much would it cost to supplement my current pool heating system with solar panels?
The cost of adding pool solar panels to your current heating system can vary between different combinations of pool size, what system you have and even where you live. UMA Solar will help you connect with a dealer to discuss pricing options.
Are there any additional or ongoing expenses that come with solar pool heating systems?
With the proper installation of your solar pool heating system, maintenance costs are practically non-existent. A professionally installed solar pool heating system will also operate at its highest efficiency and save money by reducing future repairs. Additionally, you can be sure that your system will meet the requirements to qualify for warranty. All labor costs are included in the warranty when the system is installed by an authorized dealer.
To learn more about the costs of solar pool heating and solar pool panels, connect with a dealer today.
Maintenance, Repairs, Replacements
Where can I purchase spare parts for my pool solar panels?
To purchase replacement parts for your pool solar panels, contact us and we’ll connect you with a dealer.
Will it be more expensive to repair or replace part of my damaged pool heating system?
Depending on which part is damaged, the cost of repair or replacement can vary. UMA Solar will help you connect with a dealer to discuss pricing options.
What kind of maintenance needs should I expect from a solar pool heating system?
A properly installed solar heating system requires little or no maintenance. Unlike other manufacturers—which use rubber hoses and metal clamps to connect their panels together—our systems are connected with a patented plastic panel clamp.
Rubber hoses require maintenance every six months and metal clamps rust and stain the roof. Our plastic clamps never require maintenance or replacement, never rust and are guaranteed against leaking.
This rugged design and reliability make maintenance costs practically non-existent on a solar pool heating system. As a precaution, simply check your solar heating system for proper operation at the beginning of each swimming season, particularly if it has an automatic controller.
To learn more about the maintenance of solar pool heating systems, explore our blog.
How long do solar panels last?
When properly installed, most solar panels can last up to 25 years. However, with the right maintenance, they can last even longer. This is one main reason people choose solar panels.
System Installation for Pool Solar Panels
Can I install pool solar panels on a metal roof?
Installing solar pool panels on a metal roof is possible, but can be a challenging DIY project. Browse our blog for tips about solar pool heating or connect with a dealer to discuss your unique situation.
What should I expect from a solar pool heating site visit?
A site visit from an authorized solar pool heating system dealer is a critical step in the pool solar panel installation process. Every installation presents the contractor with unique challenges and advantages. Our highly-trained solar professionals will evaluate your property for the most suitable and cost-effective solution to maximize your satisfaction. After a site visit, you’ll have a clear idea of how and where your solar system will be installed, what expected costs will be and what you can expect to save.
To schedule a site visit, contact a dealer today.
Can I DIY my solar pool heating system installation?
While some home improvement projects are ideal for DIY, other projects are best left to trained professionals. A solar pool heating system installation—which involves roof heights, water and large materials—is one of those projects.
Not only are you protected from liability when using a professional, licensed and insured contractor, but a professionally installed solar pool heating system will also operate at its highest efficiency and save money by reducing future repairs. Additionally, you can be sure that your system will meet the requirements to qualify for a warranty. All labor costs are included in the warranty when the system is installed by an authorized dealer.
Our authorized dealers are part of a nationwide network of hundreds of handpicked professionals with the training and experience to provide the highest quality installation and service in the industry. The combined experience of these dealers, coupled with our strategically located U.S. distribution centers, ensures rapid and continuous support for the lifetime of your system.
To connect with an authorized dealer, contact UMA Solar today.