Solar Pool Heaters for Las Vegas
With about 300 sunny days per year and 3,800 hours of sunshine, a solar pool heater is a great investment for valley homeowners. Solar pool systems are very simple and extremely economical to operate. Using a solar pool heater in Las Vegas will reduce the total amount of electricity or gas you use and save you money every single month – by as much as $100!
How does it work?
Solar pool heaters are integrated into the normal pool pump/filter system and work by intercepting water after it comes out of the regular pool filter, directing it through the solar collectors, and then returning it to the swimming pool.
The water temperature is raised significantly as it passes through the collector array. A sensor that determines how much additional heat is needed to achieve the desired warmth controls the final water temperature.
The timer on your pump is set to run only during daylight hours. In high summer, you may even need to turn your pump off at times to avoid getting the pool uncomfortably warm. Once your solar pool heating system is installed, you can expect your pool to be a comfortable mid 80′s or warmer from about mid-March through late November. Elegant, renewable and very effective!
Most solar pool heating systems include the following:
A solar collector — the device through which pool water is circulated to be heated by the sunA filter — removes debris before water is pumped through the collector
A pump — circulates water through the filter and collector and back to the pool
A flow control valve — automatic or manual device that diverts pool water through the solar collector.
A Timer – Ensures your system runs only during daylight hours, helping to keep your pool at it’s optimum temperature.
The Benefits of Solar Pool Heaters
Solar swimming pool heating is the most cost effective application of solar energy. Solar swimming pool collectors, the simplest and least expensive of all collectors, have been used for heating outdoor pools and spas for decades.
Solar heating increases the number of days you enjoy your pool. Even when used without a cover a solar pool heater can economically double the number of days you swim. Using the sun to heat your pool will reduce your bills and increase your enjoyment.
A typical solar pool heater will pay for itself in about 3 years. Systems will typically last at least 20 years and are very low maintenance.
Let Service 1st Energy Solutions customize a solar pool heating system for your home and start enjoying a longer pool season! One of our Energy Consultants will gladly discuss all of the advantages and benefits of going solar and how you can harness the power of the sun for all your solar energy needs. Give us a call at 702-463-0244 today!