"Local Pool Heating installed the solar heating panels on our slate tiled roof at the beginning of this year (2010). We live by the sea at Sandon Point, which is a Category 4 wind area. Since the installation we have had extremely windy conditions (including the Father’s Day windstorm of September 6). On one occasion it was so windy that a downpipe ripped away from the guttering on the roof and the sarking under the tiles was vibrating noisily.
Despite these conditions we have had absolutely no problem with the solar panels installed by Local Pool Heating. They are neatly sitting exactly as they were when they first installed them.
We have no hesitation in recommending this particular system, as installed by Local Pool Heating, to anyone in a high wind area."
Lets Extend your swim season. Solar pool heating is the most economical and cost effective way to heat a pool. The greenest of the pool heating options solar pool heating is very affordable and will give you the pleasure of being able to use your pool from approximately September to March without feeling the cold, wouldn’t that be nice?
What pool temperature do I need?
Typically from solar pool heating we expect 7 months a year at 27 degrees plus temps, this is based on using a minimum 100% coverage of the pools surface area.
How Solar Pool Heating Works
The water is sent to the collector (which is normally on the roof) by a pump which is turned on by a solar controller when there is solar gain.
The water is then heated by the sun’s FREE energy as it passes through the collector. The solar controller and pump recirculate the pool water until your pool reaches the desired temperature. This is the most cost effective way to heat your swimming pool and extend the swimming season.
How long to install my Solar Pool Heating?
Solar pool heating can typically be installed in 1- 2 days depending on the size your pool heating system you choose. At Double Bay Solar we have 2 different types of solar pool heating which are, Rigid Panel systems and Flexible collector strip. Both are very effective at heating your pool.