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Nice weather, cold pool water!? Heating your swimming pool – how does it work?

Nice weather, cold pool water!? Heating your swimming pool – how does it work?

Heating your swimming pool

The cold water from your swimming pool is pumped through the solar pool heating panels which are installed on the roof of your house (on the north facing side of the roof). The heated water from the panels is redirected through a closing valve back into the existing piping leading back to your pool. The water is circulated for the whole time while the pump is running. Your existing pool pump is used, therefore no additional cost is incurred.

You want to have your solar pool heating panels installed on the roof of a double storey house…. please note!

We recommend a 1,1 kWh pool pump for best results. This is not to say that the 0,75 kWh pump will not work but rather that the solar system efficiency will be reduced by using a 0.75 kWh pump.

How many panels do you need for solar pool heating?

Measure the length and width of your pool. For example (4 meters x 8 meters = 32 meters) divided by 3.6 will indicate that you would need a north facing area for 9 panels of 1.2 meters in width and 3 meters in length.

If your pool pump is faulty and needs to be replaced?

Hint: Keep in mind that the higher the watts, the more electricity your pump will use. A 0.75kW pump is sufficient for most swimming pools (for both the pool cleaning/filtering and circulating the water through the solar heating panels).  If you are unsure, you are welcome to give us a call.

We also offer heat pumps for swimming pool heating:

We also offer heat pumps as a solution where the solar pool heating won’t suffice (where a much higher temperature is required during winter months).

Solar Juice services include the installation of:

As well as the following services:

  • Service of existing systems (solar geyser, ITS heat pumps, pool heating) ….…. more info
  • Adapt the settings on your geyserwise controller & also show you how to do to it yourself ….

To request a service or quote from us:

Kindly visit https://solarjuice.co.za/request-quote/ or email: Leon.Needham@solarjuice.co.za or call 083 384 3840

Solar Juice: Service area

Western Cape (Cape Town ,Somerset West, Strand, Gordons Bay, Kleinmond, Stellenbosch, Paarl, Franschhoek, Malmesbury,Piketberg, Montagu,  …)  Please ask if unsure


Are you building a new house and need a quote for a solar geyser/heat pump or pool heating?

During constructionLet us help you in this regard – it is what we love to do.

Your architect will make you aware of the following legislation:

Extract from Government Gazette: 9 September 2011.

“New Building Regulations (for new buildings) – with effect from 10 November 2011.

XA2 At least 50% (volume fraction) of the annual average hot water heating requirement shall be provided by means other than electrical resistance heating including but not limited to solar heating, heat pumps, heat recovery from other systems or processes and renewable combustible fuel.”

You are welcome to email your building plans to us at Leon.Needham@solarjuice.co.za so that we can provide you with a quotation. We’ll consult with you to get all the necessary information in order to give you a quote which is suitable for your home.

In this picture, the geyser is colour coded and will match the roof at the back when completed. You can also choose whether you want the geyser on the roof or inside the roof.  We can discuss the various options with you – this will help you to make an informed decision.