How to Choose a Solar Pool Heating System

How to Choose a Solar Pool Heating System

No one likes swimming in a cold pool. It’s like going swimming in winter; your entire body locks up and you can do nothing but shiver. Make your pool more comfortable by installing a solar pool heating system. Not only will this help you swim in whatever condition, but you will be saving money and protecting the environment.

If you’ve got a pool, or you’re thinking about installing one, and you’re not sure how to choose the right solar pool heating system, read our handy guide.

What’s Solar Pool Heating?

Solar pool heating systems work through installation of solar collector on your roof. Pool water is pumped up to the roof where it’s heated up by UV rays and returned to your pool at a warmer temperature. You can control the system so it functions manually or automatically. Automation is achieved through the use of a digital controller that’s easy to function.

What to Consider

Solar pool heating systems can suit any household, old and new. However, before you go buying the first solar pool heating system you see, there’s a few of factors you should consider:

  • How Warm You Want Your Pool
  • Size of Your Pool
  • Size of Your Ground/Roof
  • Your Roof’s Shape and Material
  • How Often You Wish to Swim During the Year
  • Your Climate
  • How Much Shade Covers Your Roof and Pool
  • Budget

Types of Solar Pool Heating Systems

Different models of solar pool heating systems are more suitable for you than others. When choosing, carefully evaluate the following brands so you know what will work best with your pool:

The top of the range, is suitable for those who love the latest technology. uses patented Co-Extrusion techniques, along with a combination of Nano Graphitic material and PVC Nitrile. This will make your system 40% more efficient by transferring heat 20% faster. can be installed on tin or tile roofs, and is suitable for roofs with skylights, whirlybirds and other accessories.


Ultra solar pool heating systems are a flexible conductive mat that can be used to heat any swimming pool or spa.  Using world class materials and infield experience for design, Ultra Solar is available in both 10 & 14 Tube PVC Nitrile profiles.


Heliocol is perfect for those who live in harsh weather conditions. It can withstand hail damage, wild winds and UV exposure, while also being resilient to pool chemicals and cockatoo and vermin attacks. Heliocol also comes in over 15 panel size combinations, making it suitable for most roof spaces.

How Much Will My Solar Pool Heating System Cost?

get a return on your investment in 2 to 7 years! Your total costs depend on the size of your pool, your home and the climate you live in. The larger your pools, the more your system is going to cost. Speak to your solar pool heating system supplier about specific costs.

Australian Energy Systems

Australian Energy Systems can help you install a solar pool heating system that’s suitable for your home. Our friendly team will guide you through the entire installation process so you can have a heated pool whenever you’d like! Contact us on 1800 243 847 to find out more about products, installation, costs and maintenance.


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