We all know that having and maintaining a swimming pool is a big commitment and investment, but most of us stop swimming because the water is simply too cold. The ideal for any pool owner is to be able to use our swimming pools all year-round. While cold water can be enjoyable on hot, summer days – the pool goes to waste during the winter months and we end up not getting the maximum benefits out of our swimming pools.

 

 

 
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Techno Solar Panels will change the way you use your swimming pool. Solar Panels are the most effective and economic way to heat your swimming pool. Entertaining guests can be taken to a whole new level of enjoyment. Not to mention that it is environmentally friendly.

Let’s take a look at a few basics:

 

What is Solar Water Heating?

Solar water heating is the conversion of sunlight into renewable energy for water heating using a solar thermal collector. A solar water heating system uses energy from the sun to warm water.  The sun’s energy is collected by a panel, which is connected by pipes to a hot water storage device.

The Solar Panels

Techno Spa’s solar panels are manufactured from only the finest materials that are able to withstand the elements in South Africa, including virgin HDPE.

Flow Pipes: made from polypropylene with carbon black added for UV stabilization and black colouring properties. Pipes have to be UV stabilized in order to ensure maximum heat retention from ultra violet sun rays.

The unique design uses the maximum efficiency of the sun. The panel is designed that you get heat from the sun and heat from the roof. This allows the water in the panel to heat up quicker allowing your pool to heat quicker as well.

 

The Solar Panel Heating Process

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The process involves of polypropylene solar panels/solar collectors that get mounted on your roof, in direct position to collect the rays from the sun. The water from your pool is then circulated through these collectors, where it is heated and returned to the pool. The pool pump is commonly used to flow the water between pool and panels.

This procedure should raise the temperature in the pool by 4-6 ⁰C above the usual temperature of the water. Techno Spa recommends using solar panels in conjunction with the solar bubble blanket, a pool over that retains the heat of your pool, keeping the heat from escaping and heating your pool by another 2-4 ⁰C. The greatest loss of heat will occur from the surface of the pool due to the evaporation of heat.

What Influences the Performance of the Solar Panels?

  • ·         Weather Conditions
  • ·         Location
  • ·         Pool Depth
  • ·         Winds

 

How to use Solar Panels?

  • Don’t run it when you don’t need it.  Especially, don’t run it when you’re out of town, or during the winter months.
  • That having been said, and especially during the swimming season, make sure you run the system for an hour a day in order to flush out the build-up of gunk and keep the system sanitised.

Benefits

  • An investment – solar heating is affordable, yet the value of your house escalates markedly if such a feature is installed.
  • Environmentally friendly – solar energy is clean energy.
  • Life expectancy of a good quality solar pool collector is 20 years.

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Why Techno Swimming Pool & Jacuzzi?

Value for money. Here at Techno Pool & Spa, we only offer the finest quality products. Where you can indulge in luxury you can afford. Our standing promise is that we will beat any written quote! So pop-in to our office or send us an email, we would love to hear from you.

 

To get a quote or for more information on Techno Spa panels, please visit: www.sapoolsolarheating.co.za

or email: sales@technospa.co.za