Solar Pool Heaters In CanadaAdam
Solar Pool Heaters in Canada: Would you like to utilize the cost-free energy to heat your pool so that you can can open it earlier in the season and keep it open later into the season? Are you considering installing a solar pool heater? The steps to take when you are looking for a solar pool heater are as follows:
The first thing to do is to determine the size of your pool. With that information, you can then calculate the number of solar pool collectors which you will need to keep your pool heated. If you have questions or concerns at this phase, please don’t hesitate to call our experts at 1-800-653-8540, option 3, then 4.
Now that you have determined how many solar collectors your application will require your solar pool heater to have, the next thing to do is to calculate the total space your pool heating system will require. Using the specifications provided for each solar pool heater (available here) you can multiply the total area of an individual collector to calculate total area.
The next step is to determine the number of pool heating accessories for your installation. To do this, contact our sales department for an accurate quotation of all the required valves, pumps and other controls. This amount is generally around 30% of the cost of your total system.
Now you are ready for installation! Once you have all of your necessary components, you can get started with your solar pool heating system. In general, depending upon the complexity of the specific system, installation takes about 1-2 days from start to finish. Most installations can be conducted by anyone with basic plumbing experience. However we are more than happy to put you in touch with a specialist in your area who can do the installation for you.
Some Frequently Asked Questions (also known as FAQs) regarding Solar Pool Heater are as Follows:
Q: What does a FAFCO solar System cost to operate?
A: Because a Solar Pool Heating System uses your existing pump to operate, there is no significant operating cost (less than $1 per month). FAFCO’s patented design produces the least amount of head pressure, so your pump will not have to work any harder or longer than it did before.
Q: Can I use the solar heating system for both my swimming pool and household hot water?
A: No. A Solar Heating System for your pool is a closed system that re-circulates the water in your pool. Solar Systems for domestic hot water are completely separate systems from Solar Pool Heaters, and have completely different requirements.
Q: My roof needs to be redone soon. Should I wait to heat my pool with solar?
A: Our FAFCO Systems are installed in such a way that we can easily remove them and later reinstall them at a fraction of the original cost of the system. If the roof is repaired within the first year of the system’s installation, we do the work at no cost. Therefore, there is no real benefit to postponing your enjoyment of a Solar heated pool.
Q: What about hurricanes and strong wind storms?
A: Our installation procedures are designed to withstand hurricane force winds.
Q: What if I already have a gas or electric pool heater?
A: We are able to install our systems to operate as the primary heat source, with an existing fossil fuel heater serving as a backup. In this way, you can usually enjoy a warm pool regardless of the weather, and save about 80% of the cost of heating with the existing heater.
Q: How do FAFCO Solar Systems compare in cost to other heating systems?
A: FAFCO Systems are the highest rated solar pool heating systems in the market. In spite of this, they are priced very competitively with less effective solar systems, and usually less expensive than heat pump installations. Gas heaters cost less to install, but are very expensive to operate.