Swimming Pool Blog

- Solar Heat
  • 5 Myths about Solar Pool Heating
    5 myths about solar pool heating - DEBUNKED! If you've been a reader of this blog for some time, you know that we are partial to solar pool heaters. I have installed many pool solar heaters over the years, in all places both north and south. There are a few misconceptions about solar pool heaters, mostly discussed by people that have never installed or even seen a solar pool heater in action.
    Tuesday, February 25, 2014 3:37 PM
  • Solar Pool Heater Sizing Guide
    Mark Garcia
    solar pool heater sizingHow to size a solar pool heater for your pool. Factors affecting sizing your solar pool heater system, and how to use these to gauge whether you need additional solar panels or could get by with fewer panels.
    Wednesday, August 14, 2013 1:09 PM
  • Solar Pool Heaters - Pros & Cons
    Rob Cox
    Solar pool heating is such a simple set-up, I often wonder why more people don't make the move to solar heaters. Long gone are the days of expensive solar pool panels, made of glass and copper, requiring professional installation. Solar pool heaters can be installed in 1 day, and begin heating your pool immediately.
    Friday, August 03, 2012 11:51 AM
  • Solar Pool Heaters DeMystified

    OK, so maybe there's not really any mystique about solar pool heaters ~ or is there? ...Certainly there is to some of you, those who have thought what it must be like to harness the heat from the sun and put it into your pool. Free is a nice price for solar pool heat, and if you've ever had to pay for gas to heat your swimming pool, you know that it can cost hundreds per month.
    Monday, October 24, 2011 9:54 PM
  • My DIY Solar Pool Heater Project in 5 Steps
    5 steps on how to create your own DIY solar pool heater for above ground pools, written by Guest Poster Kristin Swope on her success with solar pool heating on
    Wednesday, April 20, 2011 8:13 AM
  • How to Easily Install an Inground Pool Solar Pool Heater
    Rob Cox
    In addition to the placement and securing of solar panels for your pool, there's a good bit of plumbing that takes place to connect the solar system to the filter system, so we'll tackle that subject as well. Finally, most solar pool heaters for inground pools will incorporate a solar controller, which will manage the water temperature with sensors and a thermostat. We will show you how easy it is to install a pool solar controller.
    Tuesday, February 15, 2011 8:47 AM
  • Solar Pool Heater FAQ
    Rob Cox
    Solar pool heaters are more popular than ever these days, with the rising costs of gas and electricity. Solar heat also gives the pool owner the added benefit of being "green" in the operation of their pool. Definite conversation starter. We've had a lot of questions over the years related to the purchase, installation, use, care and repair of solar pool heater panels. We've put together a bit of a summary below, in old school Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) format.
    Sunday, October 10, 2010 11:41 AM
  • Solar Heat Showcase
    Solar is the free way to heat your pool and save lots of money. Sure, you have to pay for the solar heater, cover, or liquid blanket , but with the money saved you will recoup that in no time. There is no slowing down seen in the production and use of solar powered products. The pool industry has always been very friendly in the use of solar pool products.
    Saturday, September 12, 2009 10:25 AM
  • Swimming Pools can be Environmentally Friendly, too!
    Many swimming pool owners do not  know that swimming pools can be green too ( I am not talking about algae in the water). There are many products on the market that can make a pool more eco-friendly and help cut back on energy bills and save water too. I will cover most in this article to educate all of you pool owners out there. There are also techniques or methods of operating your pool that can save energy, while not requiring new products to do so.
    Saturday, February 28, 2009 10:54 PM
  • Enersol Solar Heating

    What is the advantage to solar pool heat? It's free! Can't beat that. It is also very easy for DIY types.  For less than the cost of a conventional pool heater, consider that being your only expense for years, while extending your swimming season by months. 85 degree pool in October? No problem. For free!  With all this talk about the whole green movement, and the use and depletion of our natural resources, it makes sense to not only consider, but utilize solar heat for swimming pools. 

    Tuesday, May 06, 2008 12:35 PM