When you see this article’s title you likely think: “Wait a minute! Solar pool heating I’ve heard of before, but solar pool cooling? How is that possible?” Technically speaking, the sun is not involved, but a solar pool heating system is part of the cooling process. So why would you want to “cool your pool” and how is a solar pool heater used to do it?
Escape the Summer Heat
Most pool owners have their backyard basin because they want to flee the heat during the hot days of summer. A solar pool heater is just an economical way to heat that pool up in the early months of February, March and April, or the late months of September, October and November. In between, during May, June, July and August, pool heating may not even be necessary. And for certain people, “pool cooling” is what they want during the hottest days of summer.
Water is one of Earth’s best ways to store energy and it does that with heat. Summer heat raises the temperature of water and even though evenings may be cooler, the pool retains the absorbed heat and resists cooling off. For some, the “cool pool” may steadily become a “warm tub.” Here’s where the solar pool heater is converted to a nighttime pool cooler!
Especially in Sacramento, nighttime cool breezes coming from the sea bring down air temperatures abruptly in the evenings. If your solar pool heater is equipped with a thermostat, it can now turn on and start circulating your water while the air is cool. By sending the large body of water into the small heating/cooling tubules at night, it radiates away water heat into the Delta Breeze. The result is a swimming pool that doesn’t just keep getting hotter and hotter as the heat waves continue. Your temperatures stabilize right where you want them to be, instead of wherever the weather sends them.
For more information about how you can take control of your swimming pool temperature with a solar pool heater/cooler, contact Solaron online or by calling 916-631-9293.