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Why solar panel heating is the best choice for your pool

Solar pool heating has become increasingly popular in Australian cities like Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane. More people are installing solar panel systems at their residential and commercial properties thanks to government schemes and rebates, and the simple fact that solar pool heating offers an environmentally-friendly alternative to other heating systems. When implemented properly, solar pool heating systems reduce greenhouse gas emissions and pollutants. What’s more, these systems are low-maintenance and easy to use, with a proven long lifespan.

How do solar panels work?

Most solar pool heating systems comprise four components: a solar collector, filter, pump, and flow control valve. These components work in harmony to ensure your pool in Melbourne, Brisbane, and Sydney takes full advantage of the free power naturally provided by the sun, and maintains a consistent, swimmable temperature all year long.

Pool water is pumped first through the filter next through a set of tubes where it is heated by the sun’s ray and returned to the pool via the pump. Water temperature is controlled using the flow control valve, an automatic or manual device that diverts pool water through the solar collectors and is programmed by the pool owner (in this case, you).

Two types of solar pool heating

Across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and the rest of Australia there are two mains types of heating systems:

  • Strip solar heating: Generally made from rubber or plastic, this highly flexible system has been around for over 30 years and is considered a “traditional” type of solar pool heating solution.
  • Rigid solar heating: Made from polypropylene, this system differs from strip solar heating in that it is more durable, longer lasting, and less susceptible to cooling during windy conditions.

How does solar pool heating help the environment?

By sourcing power from the sun and converting that power into electrical energy, solar panel systems are a renewable energy source. They also do not release harmful and damaging greenhouse gas emission or pollutants into the environment; when compared to other pool heating solutions, solar pool heating is an obvious choice for those looking to minimise their environmental footprint and protect our planet for generations to come.

There is evidence to suggest that to achieve the same benefits as are produced by one watt of energy from a solar panel system, one would need to burn 68 kilos of coal, release 136 kilos of carbon dioxide into the environment, or use a whopping 397 litres of water. It goes without saying that solar pool heating truly is the most environmentally friendly choice for your pool in Brisbane, Melbourne, or Sydney.

If you are interested in installing solar pool heating in your home, contact Sunlover Heating for top-of-the-range systems at affordable prices. A consultant is waiting to speak to you on 1800 815 913.



Sunlover Heating have installed in excess of 65,000 solar pool heating systems and built a reputation of happy customers for more than 25 years.

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