Dollar for dollar, of all the options available to heat your pool, solar energy is the most cost-effective and environmentally friendly method available. In fact, solar pool heating is so effective that it’s the largest use of solar thermal energy in the U.S…. accounting for over 75% of all solar thermal (heating) shipments! (Source Department of Energy Solar Collector Activity Report).
This bar graph is based on a cumulative fifteen year period that includes operating costs, as well as replacing a heat pump once and gas heater twice.
[box color=”blue”]Over a fifteen year period, a heat pump produces 195,000 pounds of harmful carbon monoxide gas, while a natural gas heater can produce as much as 360,000 pounds? In contrast, solar results in ZERO pollutants and emissions.[/box]