How Does Solar Pool Heating Work?

Solar pool heating technology is surprisingly simple, making it easy to install, use and maintain.


A pump, usually your existing pool pump, pushes water through a filter and into your Heliocol solar pool heating panels. The panels amplify the natural warmth of the sun, quickly heating the water within. (Think of a garden hose left in the sun…that first burst of water is hot!) This sun-warmed water then flows back into your pool for your enjoyment. Our solar controller will regulate the warmth levels to avoid overheating, bringing your pool water to your desired temperature.

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Once installed, your Heliocol solar pool heating system will double your swim season, helping you make the most of your swimming pool. You’ll be swimming two months earlier than your neighbors without solar pool heating, and for two months longer.

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