How much does solar pool heating cost?
Costs can vary greatly depending on the solar pool heating brand, the size of your swimming pool, your desired water temperature, the amount of sun and shade exposure the pool has, and the direction that the solar panels on your roof will face.
While it’s tempting to choose a small solar pool heating system to avoid upfront costs, it’s important not to skimp on size. The cost may be higher for a larger pool, but if you don’t buy the right capacity system, the results will be less than desired.
The good news is that most of the costs of your solar pool heating are upfront. Once the system is purchased and installed, it can cost as little as a dollar a day to run. To understand what this means in practice, it’s worth comparing the upfront and running costs of solar heating alongside other pool heating options. If you’re currently using a gas or electric pool heater, the savings from the solar heating system could pay for itself within 1-3 years of installation.
On average, solar pool heating panels should last for 15 years or even longer. In fact, there are solar pool systems that were installed in the early 1980s that are still functioning today. When you consider how much the technology of these systems has improved since then, system lifespan is not a big concern.
The sooner you decide to invest in a solar pool heating system, the more you can save and the quicker you can enjoy swimming in heated water without having to worry about the ever-increasing costs of a fossil fuel heater.