Solar Swimming Pool Heaters

A swimming pool heater increases the value of your home and allows you to get more enjoyment and relaxation out of your swimming pool investment.

Naturally, many of us might not go near the pool during the winter months, even if the pool is heated. The air temperature is just too cold for pleasant swimming much of the time. On the other hand, Florida’s typical winter weather pattern—alternating cold fronts and mild temperatures—means there can be periodic three to five day stretches of pleasant weather here even during the winter.

Benefits of Solar Heaters

  • Relaxation
  • Great form of low-impact exercise
  • Fun for the kids
  • Time as a family and a reason for the kids to stay close to home
  • Late night swimming
  • Poolside entertaining
  • Increased property value
  • Better return on your pool investment

Solar Pool Heaters Make Good Financial Sense.

“A solar pool heater could pay for itself quite quickly. One homeowner told us … that while living in Florida he spent about $200 a month heating his pool and Jacuzzi. He took the plunge and bought a solar pool heater … and after two years it paid for itself.”
“Cutting Fuel Costs at Home” Forbes, April 11, 2003

Swimming Pool Heaters

Retail propane gas prices have more than doubled since the 2003 Forbes story quoted above was written; from less than $1.50 per gallon to more than $4.25 per gallon in some Florida markets. The simple payback for a solar swimming pool heating system has now fallen to a single heating season, when compared to the equivalent cost of propane gas, and even less is the comparison includes the installed cost of a new gas heater and propane storage tank.

chart comparing the cost of pool heating | solar vs heat pump vs gas heater