Solar Pool Heating vs Solar Pool Covers - How Do They Compare

Solar Pool Heating vs Solar Pool Covers - How Do They Compare

Article posted by Gregory Grochola (physicist) on 10th Aug 2019

In our series on the effects of solar pool covers we've looked at how much heat a solar pool heating system can add to a pool (with or without a pool cover … read more
How Warm Can a Pool Get With a Solar Heater and Cover

How Warm Can a Pool Get With a Solar Heater and Cover

Article posted by Gregory Grochola (physicist) on 16th May 2019

So we've looked at how much heat a solar pool heating system can add to a pool, and we've looked at how much heat a pool cover can add to a po … read more
Why Use a Pool Cover With a Solar Pool Heater

Why Use a Pool Cover With a Solar Pool Heater

Article posted by Gregory Grochola (physicist) on 12th May 2019

Previously, we've looked at how much a solar pool heater can increase the temperature of a swimming pool, and separately how much a pool cover … read more
How Much Does It Cost To Heat a Swimming Pool

How Much Does It Cost To Heat a Swimming Pool

Article posted by Gregory Grochola (physicist) on 7th Mar 2019

Sometimes we get asked about swimming pool heating costs, so we thought we might write this article and have it as a reference. … read more
Solar Pool Cover Heating Cost Savings

Solar Pool Cover Heating Cost Savings

Article posted by Gregory Grochola (physicist) on 6th Mar 2019

In this article we analyze auxiliary pool heating cost savings from the use of solar pool covers (otherwise known as pool blankets). A lot has … read more
Heat Pump vs Gas Heater Cost to Heat a Pool

Heat Pump vs Gas Heater Cost to Heat a Pool

Article posted by Gregory Grochola (physicist) on 6th Mar 2019

In this article we analyze the savings from using a pool heat pump vs a gas heater to heat your pool. The results are somewhat surprising as t … read more
Do Solar Pool Covers Really Work

Do Solar Pool Covers Really Work

Article posted by Gregory Grochola (physicist) on 16th Feb 2019

So we get asked do solar pool covers really work, do they really heat the pool? To answer that question authoritatively with some actu … read more
The Definitive Guide to DIY Poly Tube Solar Pool or Spa Heaters - by a Thermodynamics Expert

The Definitive Guide to DIY Poly Tube Solar Pool or Spa Heaters - by a Thermodynamics Expert

Article posted by Gregory Grochola (physicist) on 15th Feb 2019

So irrigation poly tube as a solar pool heater, we've all seen the YouTube clips - and laughed heartedly... but on closer inspection, there mi … read more

Top Reasons Why Solar Pool Heating Is a Better Option

Article posted by Gregory Grochola (physicist) on 13th Feb 2019

Solar pool heating has always been a popular option in Australia. With ever-increasing energy costs, they are more than ever the smartest cho … read more

How Much Will A Solar Pool Heating System Heat My Pool

Article posted by Gregory Grochola (physicist) on 1st Feb 2019

I get asked this all the time, so I thought I might do a blog post and have it as a reference - how much warmer will a solar pool heating syst … read more

Solar Pool Bubble Blankets - Will They Warm My Pool

Article posted by Gregory Grochola (physicist) on 31st Jan 2019

So we get asked do solar pool covers really work, do they really heat the pool? Well it depends. We thought it might be interesting t … read more

Optimal North Facing Solar Pool Collector Tilt Angle

Article posted by Gregory Grochola (physicist) on 30th Jan 2019

So what's the optimal tilt install angle (pitch) for a North facing pool heating collector for the longest pool season? It's more comp … read more

Optimal Solar Pool Collector Install Angles

Article posted by Gregory Grochola (physicist) on 29th Jan 2019

Sometimes we get asked for the best roof facing compass direction and pitch (tilt) to install pool heating collectors on to get the longest sw … read more
Validation of the Our Pool Heating Running Cost Calculator

Validation of the Our Pool Heating Running Cost Calculator

Article posted by Gregory Grochola (physicist) on 28th Jan 2019

The following article outlines validation comparisons between the EcoOnline solar pool heating simulator/calculator and both, the AS 3634-198 … read more