Solar Pool Heating Installation | Auckland
Coastal Spa and Pool Services are based in Auckland, and we are passionate about using solar pool heating for swimming pools because it is an affordable, efficient and cost effective means of using solar energy in New Zealand, and there is nothing more inviting than a lovely warm swimming pool to relax in!
Solar heating panels will reduce your household bills and increase your swimming season, so you and your family can enjoy the luxury of your swimming pool even longer.
The solar heating panels are normally installed on rooftops where they absorb maximum solar energy and are not so visible, although they can also be installed at ground level if practical.
Unglazed solar heating panels are the simplest and least expensive of all solar energy panels, and are mostly used for heating outdoor pools and spas.
We are a preferred installer for Zane Solar Australia.
View our Portfolio see some of recently installed Solar Pool Heating Systems.
If you would like to discuss how solar pool heating can benefit you and your family, please call Grahame at Coastal Spa and Pool Services on 0274 262782, and we can provide a FREE no obligation on-site assessment and quote.
General Description of Solar Pool Heating
When solar heating panels are used to heat swimming pools or spas, two basic types of solar panels are usually considered: GLAZED or UNGLAZED. A solar absorber will typically be manufactured of rubber, plastic or metal (i.e. copper). An unglazed panel will consist of an absorber plate only. Glazing is a transparent plastic or glass cover which is applied over the top of an absorber to reduce convective and radiative heat loss. Usually a glazed panel is insulated to enhance its ability to operate in cold air conditions.
Heating pool water in New Zealand is normally achieved with unglazed solar panels, which can provide moderate pool temperatures (25º to 32º C) for a maximum swim season from November to April.
Unglazed panels are influenced by air temperatures and are not expected to heat the pool to comfortable temperatures during the months of May to October. A pool cover will help retain the heat that is collected, and when used in combination with a solar pool heating system can sometimes extend the swimming season into the winter months.
Water flow through the solar panels should only run during daylight, when the system is collecting solar energy, and it is important to size the system to gather enough energy during the pump's normal run time. We use the surface area of the swimming pool as a baseline to estimate the surface area required for the solar panels to gather sufficient energy to achieve the required pool temperatures.
For more information read How Solar Pool Heating Works
For more information view our Solar Heating System Diagram