Advance Solar Construction has been in the solar pool heating business since the beginning, and has been installing solar pool heating systems for over 30 years in the Tampa Bay area.

Solar energy experts agree that, solar pool heaters are one of the most cost-effective solar energy applications. A solar pool heating system will save enough money to pay for itself quickly, and provide pool heating energy FREE for many years beyond.

Benefits Of Solar Pool Heating

1. Save Money On Your Electric Bills: Save up to 35% on your monthly electric bills by installing a solar pool heat system, to replacing your current electric or gas powered heat pump.

2. Swim Year Round: Our solar heating systems are designed to raise your average pool temperature by up to 10 degrees! That can make a big difference in the amount of swimming days, and help you get the most enjoyment out of your investment.

3. Zero upkeep costs: Since sunshine is (still) free, there is zero cost after installation. We use only the highest quality materials in our systems right down to the stainless steel hardware, which assures no maintenance whatsoever.

4. Uses Existing Pool Pump: No need for a new pool pump or any additional equipment.

Highest Quality Solar Pool Systems

At Advance Solar, we install and service the Solar Industries pool heating system, which is not only superior, but impossible to duplicate.  Their control of the quality throughout the entire manufacturing process ensures you get the best swimming pool solar collectors on the market, hands down.

With a base 10 year full warranty and limited lifetime 50% prorated, it is unparalleled.  Solar Industries stands by their product with pride, which in turn gives our customers the comfort of knowing that if they are among the 1/2% that ever have an issue, we’ll take good care of them.

 

INSTALLATION SITE CONDITIONS NECESSARY:
To get the full benefits of a solar pool heat system you must have a large enough area on your roof for the solar collectors (panels) to fit, and with enough exposure to the sun.  If you install the collectors on a pitched roof, the ideal direction should face south, or southwest.

The number of panels required will depend on the surface area of your swimming pool, the water temperature you wish to maintain, the amount of pool shading and the direction the solar collectors face.

NO POOL PUMP MODIFICATION NECESSARY:
In almost all cases where the filter pump is currently keeping the pool clean, it is not necessary to replace or upgrade it. The existing pump is usually capable of circulating pool water through the solar panels.  In some cases, a stronger pump is needed, and you may want to consider switching your pool pump to a more powerful and energy efficient pump, but it is usually not required.

SOLAR CONTROLS:
Solar heating is completely automatic in a properly designed solar heating system. When your pool requires heat, the automatic control diverts the water coming from the filter to the solar collectors, if they are receiving solar energy. This continues until the pre-set desired temperature is reached or until no more solar energy is available.

OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE:
Operation of solar pool heaters are extremely simple. Just flip a switch on the control to “Auto” at the beginning of the season and set the thermostat on the control to the pool temperature you want. At the end of the season, flip the control switch to “Off”.

The only routine maintenance required is the same as you should always do for your pool, keep the pool clean and in proper chemical balance. It is advisable to shut off the water supply to your pool sweep and solar collectors if you will be adding pool shock treatment or excessive amounts of chemicals.

COLLECTOR LIFE:
Solar swimming pool heating collectors can be expected to last for at least 20 years.

LIMITATIONS:
Solar pool heating can not keep up the temperature on heavily overcast or rainy days or during winter months. You may need to operate with a gas or electric heat pump to make up the temperature difference, if you attempt to maintain an unusually warm pool temperature. Even if you choose to use your conventional gas pool heater as well, the solar heater will still supply a large amount of free energy.

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