Solar pool heater

GraceLS

Active member
Jul 30, 2007
34
Thinking about buying one of those solar pool heater take the water from the pool and run it through some plastic panels. Do they work? Can anyone recommend a particular one? I'm trying to extend my season by a couple of weeks in both directions.
 

NWMNMom

TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Apr 8, 2007
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Waaay NW MN
Oh it makes a great deal of difference! Mine are Solar Bear 4x20s. We have 2 sets on our pool and it really does warm the water up - but you have to keep that heat in by covering the pool at night, when its windy or cool out or its all for nothing.
 

ccdan

Member
Jun 29, 2007
12
Corpus Christi, Texas
I have a similar type of solar panel as you are looking at. Got it from backyardlivin on e-bay. It works great for me. We swim from February to November. Of course I live in South Texas, the panel is on the south side of th house and well protected from the wind. As the last reply stated, if a cold front comes in with wind etc. it will put you out of the pool for a few days and its worthless if you don't use a solar blanket. All in all, well worth the investment.
 

From_Arizona

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May 8, 2007
212
Glendale, AZ
:lol: I have the solar company on my roof as I type this, they already installed the panels and now are connecting all to the plumbing....not that i need solar to get my pool temp up right now :shock: this mornign the temp was at 93 degrees and rising due to the extremely warm weather we are having. Yetserday it was 114 degrees in my backyard.
 

From_Arizona

LifeTime Supporter
May 8, 2007
212
Glendale, AZ
JasonLion said:
If the water gets too warm, you can use solar panels to cool your pool by running them at night.
I do remember the solar guy telling us about that - Thank you for :poke: to jog my memory and be able to use it during the summer too.