We are considering having 350sq ft of Heliocol solar panels installed to help heat our pool. We have very little direct sunlight on the pool (2-3 hours max) resulting in chilly water most of the summer. We do have a decent amount of sunlight on our roof. (electric heat pumps and gas heaters are not an option)
We do use a solar cover and it helps some.
I am curious to find out from people who have this type of system and to get opinions about it. I spoke to two people that have had them installed by the same company that we'll be using, but my husband is wondering if they are trying to "sell" the product or really being truthful. They had rave reviews.
So, I thought this forum would be helpful.
Any information that you feel may be helpful is appreciated. Things like...how much it adds to your swimming season, how effective you feel it is, etc?
We live in Raleigh, NC and it's hot here from April until October. We are lucky if we can swim in our pool from June-August without feeling uncomfortable. It's quite frustrating.
I've read a lot of other posts about different DIY solar panels and was wondering that advantage of those (other than cost). Do they work well? We do not feel comfortable installing them on our own. Are there people out there that can help with that sort of thing?
The Heliocol panels seem great due to warranty, ease of use...but, also have a nice price tag as well. However, after looking at all of our heating options this is our best bet. That, or chop down all of our neighbors trees.
Thanks for your help!