You’ve already made your porch and patio cozy year-round, why not your pool too?
But, having a pool in your backyard is a big investment…
It takes time and money to keep the chemicals in the water balanced, not to mention the manual labor needed to eliminate leaves and dirt that can cause algae.
You also need to factor in how often to run your pool’s filtration system. Without several hours of running, your pool can hold toxins, and that takes the fun away.
Keeping your pool in great shape requires year-round maintenance! Yeah, even in the colder fall and winter months…
Don’t get me wrong, I understand your apprehension. Why run the pool if you aren’t going to be swimming in it?
To keep your pool in running order, doing your research into heating systems could give you the incentive to invest further, and make your pool an investment your family can enjoy year round.
Heating your pool (on top of keeping it safe) can be an expensive task.
But, did you know solar energy can help? Read here to learn how solar pool heating can save you money.
Aren’t Solar Panels Expensive?
The initial price of installing solar pool heating to any private home is going to be a varied average of $2000-$4000 depending on the house.
Most conventional electric heaters can easily be a fraction of that price, closer to the $500-$1500 range.
Then Why Solar Pool Heating?
Conventional electric heaters will constantly add to your electric bill each month.
While heating has a higher upfront installation cost, after approximately 3 years the heater will end up paying for itself. Solar systems last a good 15 or more years before needing to be replaced.
So, over the course of owning your home, you won’t need to pay the installation fees or repair costs as often as you would with conventional heaters.
How Much Am I Really Saving?
Depending on where you live the savings can vary.
Looking at locations where you would typically find a swimming pool, take Florida for example or similar climates, they call for a year-long swimming season.
Pool heaters do not only increase the pool’s temperature, it helps to maintain appropriate temperatures and proper chemical balances.
An electric heater can add between $1100 and $1900 per year to your energy bills when keeping your pool conditioned to a temperate 80-83 degrees.
Solar pool heating costs nothing after installation.
Nothing means $0 dollars.
And because the sun won’t raise its energy rates anytime soon, you won’t be hit with an increase in cost, like you might see with electric or gas energy.
Interestingly enough, most states offer tax rebates just for installing solar energy!
You’ve already put in the work and the money to buy a house that comes with a pool, or you’ve installed one after the fact.
This means you were willing to splurge at one point to get the most out of your property and family fun.
Why not get with the times, think greener, and spend a little more in the beginning on solar pool heating so you can reap the benefits later down the line?
Contact us to discuss what heating options are best for your home.