The solar pool heating industry is a grassroots industry born here in America. As residential pool ownership soared, the need for pool heating grew with it. Solar pool heating collector plates and all controls are designed and manufactured here in the US. California leads the field in production and distribution of solar pool heaters.
Solar pool heaters are simple and extremely reliable. They have an infinite ability to provide comfortable temperature swimming pools regardless of the weather conditions. Most importantly, they are absolutely the least expensive method to heat a swimming pool. With the rising costs of power in California, solar pool heaters just make good sense.
Solar pool heating cannot keep up with temperature needs on heavily overcast or rainy days. You may need a backup system such as a gas pool heater or heat pump to make up the temperature difference, especially if you enjoy an unusually warm pool. Even with a backup system, however, a solar pool heater will supply a large amount of free energy.
A system of solar controls will direct the water coming from the filter to the solar collectors as long as they are receiving solar energy. This will continue until your pool reaches the temperature setting you prefer or until solar energy is no longer available. Then the gas heater is used to make up the temperature difference. Even with a backup system, however, a solar pool heater will supply a large amount of free energy.