10 Year Compounded Pool Heating Costs and Solar Savings

10 Year Compounded Pool Heating Costs and Solar Savings

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

Most people think of upfront install costs only - but would you be surprised to know the cost to merely heat an average sized swimming pool (8m x 4m) in Australia, over 10 years can be many times … read more
Solar Pool Heating vs Pool Covers - How Do They Compare

Solar Pool Heating vs Pool Covers - How Do They Compare

Article posted by Gregory Grochola (physicist) on 14th 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), and we've also looked at how much … 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 pool.  We also explained the synergistic effect … 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 13th 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 can boost the temperature, and we've hinted at a … 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. The answer depends on your pools heat loading sc … 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 they are highly dependent on the Australian state i … 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 been said on the subject with some tentative numb … 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 actual scientific proof let's look at the numbers. We can anal … 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 might actually be something in this. If you're hell … read more
Top Reasons Why Solar Pool Heating Is a Better Option

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 choice today - especially considering the many design … read more
How Much Will A Solar Pool Heating System Heat My Pool

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 system make my pool. Answer: anywhere from 3.5°C to al … read more
Solar Pool Bubble Blankets - Will They Warm My Pool

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 to analyze pool temperature boosts from transparent (bubb … read more
Optimal North Facing Solar Pool Collector Tilt Angle

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 complex than you think and the results are somewhat surpris … read more
Optimal Solar Pool Collector Install Angles

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 swimming season, or how much of a penalty there is i … read more
Validation of Our Pool Heating Running Cost Calculator

Validation of 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 3634-1989: Solar Pool Heating Standard and PoolHeat V 5.10.9 b … read more
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