Pool heating panels
Frequently asked questions
Before contacting, Aquaheating, please go through our FAQ to see if your questions was raised and answered below.
- Why should I heat my pool?
- How will a solar pool heating system work with my pool?
- Should I use a pool cover with solar pool heating?
- How much maintenance is there on a solar heating system?
- Which collector is better: flat plate or evacuated tube?
- Solar geysers?
- Water discharge from the pressure regulating valve?
Why should I heat my pool?
Heating your pool allows you and your family quality spending time together. Friends enjoy it when they come over. Heating your pool also means a longer swimming season, later in the evenings and earlier in the mornings. It is good for your health doing aquaheating (water) exercise. Keeps your muscles supple and gets your heart pumping.
How will a solar pool heating system work with my pool?
Using your pool filtration system, cold water is pumped from your pool using the existing pool pump and filter pumping the cold water through our solar pool panels. The sun heats the water inside the solar panels and the warm water gets pumped back into your swimming pool.
The filtration system only needs to run during the daytime and NOT at night as there will be no heating taking place at night.
Should I use a pool cover with solar pool heating?
A solar pool cover help to prevent water evaporation. A pool cover traps the heat that was collected and put into the pool through the solar system during the day. At night there is no heating and if there is no cover the heat escapes. It is not a must but helps keeping the heat in longer.
How much maintenance is there on a solar heating system?
Solar heating sytems requires little or no maintenance, especially pool heating systems. they are designed to last for approximately 10 years if you choose a reliable company like Aquaheating which gives a 10year guarantee.
Just contact us and we will gladly help.
Which collector is better: flat plate or evacuated tube?
Flat plate collectors work very well in warm, sunny conditions (like South Africa) it is easy to clean and also much cheaper in price than the evacuated tube. Flat plate collectors is very durable and strong as well as efficient.
Our solar geysers are made of fibre glass and lasts for many many years. It is durable and also will not rust nor have any heat loss.
Will water be heated on a cloudy day using solar heating?
Although the heat is reduced on overcast or rainy days it will still be able to heat the solar system as it picks up on the heat of the Sun's UV rays (picture on left) above the clouds.
Water discharge from the pressure regulating valve?
Thermosyphon solar water heaters have a pressure regulating valve in the system and is located on the storage tank. It is quite common for water to be discharged during the heating cycle of the system. Closed circuit solar geyser systems have a collector that is based at the top of the storage tank next to the pressure and temperature valve. Once the tank has reached it maximum temperature the water spillage should cease.
The photo on the left shows a red geyser drip tray to collect overflow water.