Solar Heating for Your Pool
Solar pool heating is by far the most cost–effective way to heat your pool. The sun’s energy is clean, free and inexhaustible. And plentiful in Nevada on a year–round basis. While solar does not have the ability to deliver any temperature on demand in any weather, you will never have to turn your solar pool heater off because you can no longer afford its operating cost.
A solar pool heating system can double your comfortable swim season in a warm pool. Keep in mind that during your current, unheated swim season, your pool can be much warmer if you prefer.
Solar pool heating is a very mature technology; thousands of solar pool heaters have delivered trouble–free operation in Nevada since the late 1970s. Unlike a propane or natural gas pool heater with metal parts, a quality solar pool heater will keep you swimming in a warm, comfortable pool for the next 20 to 30 years.
All solar heating systems work on the same principle as a garden hose sitting out in the sun. The sun strikes the hose and the water inside is heated. Because the water temperatures required for swimming pool heating are relatively low, inexpensive but durable polypropelene plastic solar panels can be used for pool heating. However, because a swimming pool holds several thousand gallons of water, small temperature changes require large amounts of energy. So solar pool heating usually requires a large solar collector area: typically 50–80 percent of the swimming pool surface area.
Solar pool heating is best for those pool owners seeking the most environmentally friendly heating solution. If you are interested in going “clean and green,” solar is the way to go.
A heated pool can triple your comfortable swim season. Open pools are usually a few degrees warmer than screened pools because the pool surface receives more direct solar energy. An open pool may stay above 80°F for over six months.
A pool heater increases the value of your home and allows you to get more enjoyment and relaxation out of your swimming pool investment. The many benefits include:
- Great form of low-impact exercise
- Fun for the kids
- Time as a family and a reason for the kids to stay close to home
- Late night swimming
- Poolside entertaining
- Increased property value
- Better return on your pool investment
Naturally, many of us might not go near the pool during the winter months, even if the pool is heated. The air temperature is just too cold for pleasant swimming much of the time. Still, even if you never go near your pool during the winter, a pool heater can triple your comfortable swim season, by opening up those wonderful spring and fall days when the weather is beautiful but that pool is just too nippy.
Does it make sense to increase your pool investment by 10 to 15 percent if it allows you to get 200 to 300 percent more use and enjoyment out of your pool? Swimming pool owners often leave their pools unheated for long periods of time due to high energy costs. By installing a solar pool heating system, these owners can enjoy a longer swim season, lower energy bills, and greater use of their pool! These systems typically pay for themselves very quickly without the need for any government incentives or rebates.
Imagine swimming earlier in the spring, later in the fall, and enjoying warm water from the sun at no cost! We can design a custom solar system just for your home – just give us a call or fill out our handy form on the right.
About Suntrek Industries (Serving Nevada, Utah, California & Arizona)
Founded in 1991, Suntrek Industries initially focused on solar pool heating. Roy Heine, our founder, designed and patented a system designed to produce maximum solar heat to pools while retaining the ability to be completely customized. He researched all available materials to find the most durable – some of which were used in the space shuttles for their superior performance and durability.
As the company grew, demand for other solar options developed. The company began offering solar hot water soon after it started, and in the early 2000’s Suntrek began offering photovoltaic systems. We now boast a photovoltaic engineering department, NABCEP certified employees, and affiliations with the top PV manufacturers in the world, including SunPower, SolarWorld, Suntech and Sharp.
Consistent themes that have run through the company from the beginning are utilizing the best available technology, aligning with the best manufacturers in the business, and a dedication to customer satisfaction. These values have led to the company growing from its humble beginning in Roy’s garage to eight regional offices in four states.
Suntrek is a licensed solar energy contractor in California (Lic#859460), Nevada (Lic#0039030, 0070340), Arizona (Lic#ROC255609, ROC250353) and Utah (Lic#7532981-5501). The company is a member of several associations including the National Solar Energy Industries Association, the California Association of Community Managers, the Building Industry Association, the Community Associations Institute, the Better Business Bureau, and multiple Chambers of Commerce.