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How Heliocol Works: Optimizing

Beautiful swimming pool at dusk reflects the lights that are on from the modern home which sits behind it. Surrounding the pool is white poolside furniture an umbrella. There is simple modern landscaping of bushes and trees. Above is a clear blue sky with whispy clouds in an otherwise blue sky.

Part 2 of a 2-part Series

In the previous article, we talked about why Heliocol solar pool heating systems are effective through their use of innovative design and construction. Now, we’ll focus on how to get the most from your Heliocol system through proper customization and optimization. Interestingly, the homeowner rarely needs to be involved in this part. Solaron does most of the work for you. Even so, understanding these aspects will help you enjoy a consistently comfortable pool temperature.

Assessing Your Pool

The size of your pool and how frequently you use it are crucial factors in determining the system requirements. Larger pools, like those used in hotels and swimming schools, need more solar collector coverage to maintain desired temperatures. Local climate and seasonal variations also impact system performance, since cooler regions may require additional solar collectors.

Selecting the appropriate size for your solar collectors is therefore essential. Typically, the total surface area of your solar collectors should be about 50%-100% of your pool’s surface area. Proper placement ensures maximum sun exposure, so ensuring your collectors are oriented toward the sun’s path and tilted accordingly is paramount.

The water must flow to bring the warmth back to your pool, and a properly sized pump is vital for efficient water circulation. Thankfully, ensuring your pump meets your system’s needs is easy for the well-trained installers employed by Solaron. In many cases, the current water pump for your swimming pool has sufficient power to move the water through the collectors. It is not unusual, however, for Solaron to discover that a customer’s existing pump is undersized for their swimming pool and should therefore be upgraded even in the absence of solar collectors. A properly sized pump improves filter efficiency, the use of accessories, and pool cleaning.

Enhancing System Efficiency

Solaron installs integrated automation and control systems along with your solar pool heating system. The water flow gets adjusted according to available sunlight. A thermostat keeps tabs on the water temperature and reports back to the system. When necessary, a valve apparatus increases or decreases the flow of the water until the desired water temperature is reached. It’s all taken care of automatically, eliminating the need to personally monitor the heat and flow.

Pool covers help retain heat, especially during cooler nights. They reduce heat loss, thereby enhancing the efficiency of your solar heating system. Integrated meters monitor water flow, ensuring optimal circulation and identifying potential issues early. Solaron can help you meet these needs.

Periodic Heliocol Maintenance

Heliocol systems are designed for minimal maintenance. But as with most automated systems, periodic checks make sure it’s working the way it should. Regularly inspecting and cleaning the solar collectors helps them remain free of debris so they continue to operate at peak efficiency. And if you have any issues with your system that seem out of the ordinary, Solaron is ready to assist you.

The Best Design for Pool Heating

At Solaron, we recognize that swimming pools come in different shapes, sizes, locations, situations, and ages. Each one has unique characteristics, requiring a customized setup. Customizing and optimizing your Heliocol solar pool heating system involves assessing your pool’s specific needs, choosing the right components, and enhancing efficiency through smart practices and regular maintenance. Along with the innovative design of Heliocol systems, these steps provide you with a warm and inviting pool for extended swim seasons. Are you ready to enjoy your swimming pool even more? Give Solaron a call, or schedule a free solar analysis using our online form.

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