Solar Pool Heaters Reviews

Using solar pool rings is a cheaper alternative to heating your pool and reducing energy loss caused by evaporation. Solar pool rings are light and clear inflatable disks that are placed on the pool as a cover. Basically, they work like solar pool covers, but they can be disassembled for easier usage and storage. Solar pool rings, in fact, are known to be more effective than bubble pool blankets.

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Solar rings are just as effective as solar pool covers. A single ring can save up to 21,000 BTU of heat on a daily basis. Some brands offers rings that have magnetized edges that allow them to connect to one another; this also means they are easy to disassemble and remove. Unlike solar pool covers, solar rings do not require the setup of complicated mechanisms such as a reel system.

If you have recently gotten yourself a set of solar pool rings, the first thing you have to do is to unpack them and lay them out under the sun for around half an hour. Solar rings are often packed tight in boxes, so when you first unpack them, they will be pressed tight and may have lines.

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Sunheater Solar Pool Heating System Above Ground Pool SystemLike the SmartPool SunHeater in-ground solar pool heater, the SunHeater above-ground solar heater is a panel-based solar heater system designed to raise the water temperature of your outdoor pool by up to ten degrees. Just as with other solar pool heaters, the SunHeater above-ground solar heater is a relatively inexpensive way to increase the length of your swimming season, and to warm the water in unseasonably cool weather.

The SunHeater above-ground solar pool heater uses a series of tubes and solar panels, connected to your existing pool pump, to warm the pool water using the power of the sun. The water is pumped into a series of tubes warmed by “solar panels”, then pumped back into the pool. These are not true solar panels in that they are not solar photovoltaic panels; rather, as most solar pool heaters do, they use carbon black to absorb the sunlight. In this sense, the solar panels used both by SunHeater and other solar pool heaters could be considered more of a passive solar system.

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fafco solar bear above the ground solar pool heaterIn business continuously since 1969, FAFCO Solar Water Heating has been making solar heating systems for pools longer than anyone else in the United States. As such, it should come as no surprise that the FAFCO solar heaters for in-ground and above-ground pools are of excellent quality.

For above-ground pools, FAFCO’s product is called the Solar Bear system. There are three levels to the Solar Bear system: Solar Bear Plus System, Solar Bear Economy System, and the Solar Bear “Jr.” Disc. According to FAFCO, all the Solar Bear systems can be installed by the user in 30 minutes or less.

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Review of the Sungrabber Above the Ground Solar Heating Systems

March 20, 2010

As one of the products manufactured by FAFCO, the nation’s oldest manufacturer of solar heat collectors, the SunGrabber system comes with a credible background. Unlike other solar pool heaters in its class, which promise to raise pool temperatures up to 10 degrees Fahrenheit, the SunGrabber system claims that it will raise water temperature by at […]

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Review of the Peter Palm’s DIY Solar Pool Heater

March 20, 2010

Like SunHeater, EZ Heat, and AquaQuik, Peter Palm’s solar pool heater is a DIY solar pool heater designed to raise your pool’s temperature by around 10 to 15 degrees Fahrenheit in three days or less. With a promise of raising the temperature in three days, it is a little faster than other DIY products on […]

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Review of the Heliocol ‘s Sundance – Solar Pool Heater

March 20, 2010

SunDance Energy Services, Inc., has been in business for over twenty-five years installing a variety of energy-efficient gas and solar products. A Washington state vendor, SunDance serves king, Snohomish, and Skagit Counties. The solar pool heater SunDance installs for its customers is the Heliocol, which operates in basically the same way as other solar pool […]

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Review of the Fafco Inground Solar Pool Heaters

March 20, 2010

FAFCO is the oldest manufacturer of solar heating products in the United States. Established in 1969, FAFCO has been making solar pool heaters for longer than any other solar pool heater company, meaning that their products are some of the best on the market. For in-ground pool heating, FAFCO offers three unique products: SunSaver, Revolution, […]

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Review of the Enersol Solar Pool Heating System

March 19, 2010

Enersol solar pool heaters are not remarkably different than other products on the market. Like other products, they use a “solar panel” of tubing that utilizes the existing pool pump to pump cold water into the device and warmer water back into the pool. Enersol’s claim, however, is that they are different from their competitors […]

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Review of the Vortex In-Ground and Above-Ground Solar Pool Heaters

March 19, 2010

Vortex solar pool heaters use flat solar collectors and your existing pool pump to send cold pool water into the collectors, warm the water, then pump this warmed water back into the pool. This solar pool heater technology is not unique to Vortex but is the way that most solar pool heaters operate. Vortex panels, […]

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Review of the Ez Heat Solar Pool Heaters (Above and Inground)

March 18, 2010

There are three levels of EZ Heat Solar Pool Heaters: Basic, Standard, and Deluxe. The EZ Heat Basic is one of the least expensive solar pool heaters on the market. Using a carbon black-based solar “panel”, the system unrolls right onto your lawn or roof beside your pool. During the winter months when you close […]

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