Solar Pool Heating: Conserving Energy with the Right Pumps

With Australia's beautiful weather and climate, it's no wonder that 11.7% of Australian homes complement the hot, sunny days available to them with residential pools. As the weather gets colder, most homeowners choose to drain their pool; however, there's really no reason to do so. Solar pool heating technology can keep the pool water at a comfortable temperature even during the water to extend swimming season indefinitely.

Heating your pool with solar energy can be quite expensive; however, the right pool pumps can help conserve heat and reduce heating costs:

How Pool Pumps Affect Solar Heating Costs

Solar heating pool parts are primarily responsible for heating up pool water circulated and filtrated by the pumps. The solar pool heating technology is responsible for providing energy to the pool pumps in the form of heat and energy.

The filtration process also requires heat and energy harvested through solar power. Pool pumps are responsible for regulating the amount of filtration that the pool water undergoes with their permanent-magnet, brushless motor. They are also directly installed to the solar panels and the water.

As the pool pumps circulate and filtrate the pool water, the solar heating technology works overtime to heat up the constant flow of water, which significantly increases your energy bill. Most homeowners neglect to replace the pool pumps when they transition their pools over to solar power, which is one of the biggest mistakes that can be made.

2 Ways the Right Pool Pump Reduces the Amount of Solar Energy Needed

The right pool pump circulates and filtrates water efficiently. To save on solar heating power, invest in special pool pumps that are smaller than the pumps used for standard pools, but also noted to be more efficient. These pool pumps do not need to run for long (as much as 3 hours each day) to filtrate the pool water. Proper filtration will remove all accumulating debris and prevent clogging, which may cause overheating. The pool pumps also run quietly in the background circulating water while the pool is in use.

Not all pool pumps are compatible with solar heating systems. The pool pumps are perhaps one of the only parts that need to be replaced when you make the transition. Also, make sure that the pumps are of the right size in terms of capacity and diameter. Pumps that are larger than what is deemed necessary will require an excess of energy to do the same job.


With the cost of electricity and other energy sources expecting to continuously increase in the future, transitioning over to solar power may help you save a fortune. Just remember to replace the standard pool pumps that have been installed with compatible replacements to cash in on the savings. Contact a company like Pool Solar & Spa to learn more.