Solar is an easy to use, free means of heating your pool and indeed a resource that saves lots of money. Though you have to first invest in the solar heater, the cover or solar pump, over time the money saved is well worth your investment. Solar powered products are on the rise and the pool industry has always been more than friendly and familiar with the use of solar pool products.
Here at Sapphire Pools and Spas we are all about saving energy and fully understand the important role solar pool products play in this task. With that said we thought it useful to our valued clients to provide some insight on a few solar pool products that are every bit as efficient as they are cost effective.
To begin with, solar blankets that have truly been around for many years, while floating atop the water in your pool serve two very important purposes. One, they avoid heat loss from the surface of your pool and two, they allow the sun to heat the water in your pool more effectively by way of the sun’s light. Using a solar blanket can greatly reduce the amount of heat loss in your pool. Solar pool covers or blankets are available in many different materials and styles and are quite durable.
Next, the use of solar pool heaters along with your solar pool cover can save you a great deal of money each year. After your initial investment, we remind you that there are no additional costs for your heat going forward. Solar pool heaters easily increase the temperature of your pool’s water to comfortable levels. According to many studies, solar pool heaters are one of the most cost effective uses of solar energy. The cost of your solar pool heater is dependent upon the size of your pool, whether it is an in ground or above ground pool, and how many gallons of water you need to heat. Overall, pool solar heaters are an ideal addition to your pool accessories and one that will save a good deal of money year after year.
Another popular solar pool product is that of solar lights. Since they require no wires and no electricity, solar pool lights have found their way to the top of the charts for practical and quite popular pool accessories. Though they are not very powerful, nor are the lights very bright, they are a popular accessory around the pool area because of their energy efficiency, low cost, their easy installation and even their attractive styles and designs.
Finally, the experts here at Sapphire Pools and Spas recommend the use of solar pool pumps. A solar powered pool pump helps to reduce your environmental footprint and is economical as well. Though they may be a bit costly, pool owners will surely recoup their investment over time and/or be able to take advantage of some attractive government rebates. As an added note, solar power works best at the precise time you need to run your pool – during the daytime, which is also the peak time when utility companies charge a good deal more for electricity. This simply means there is an excellent potential to save money when investing in a system that efficiently meets your individual needs for a price that is affordable to your budget.
If you are a pool owner we hope you found this information useful and don’t forget, if you are in need of pool maintenance and/or pool services don’t hesitate to contact the professionals here at Sapphire Pools and Spas. We look forward to serving you and to contributing to your outdoor summer activities and fun year after year.