This Summer, Heat Your Pool With California Solar Energy

If you’ve hesitated to invest in a swimming pool for your property because of energy costs, consider a solar pool heater.

With temperatures rising into the 80s and 90s, many homeowners in Los Angeles and Orange County are thinking about investing in a swimming pool. But for some, the energy expenses of operating a pool heater are so high that they do not to move forward with the investment. Fortunately, there’s a solution that will allow you to heat your pool without worrying about your monthly utility bill.

A standard pool filter pumps water through a solar collector, which heats it up and then allows it to flow back into the pool. It provides you with enough heat to make your pool comfortable to swim with little or no additional energy cost. A solar pool heater will reduce your normal energy costs significantly.

Although the typical solar pool heater will cost $3,000 to $5,000, the U.S. Department of Energy estimates that homeowners will see a payback period between 1.5 and 7 years, depending upon the fuel that is being replaced, meaning that the cost of installing a solar heater will be offset by fuel savings within that timeframe. Most of AMECO’s solar pool customers see a payback period between 1.5 and 2.5 years.

Depending on your climate and temperature needs, the solar collector will take up between 50 and 100 percent of the surface area of the pool with the average pool taking up about 60 percent of the surface area. Placed on your roof, this will hardly be noticeable, and you and your family will be able to enjoy temperate waters.

If you already own a pool and have been looking for a more cost-effective way of heating it to a reasonable temperature, or if you’re in the market for adding a swimming pool to your property and want to start off on the right track, contact AMECO Solar by calling (888) 595-9570 or emailing to schedule a consultation.