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How Solar Panels Work

How solar panels work as a pool heater to heat the water in your swimming pool. Learn the process of how solar panels collect heat from the sun to heat a pool.

A solar pool heating system is simple to operate and requires no change in the way you maintain standard pool equipment.

The diagram below shows the components of a typical solar heater and the steps explain the process.

  1. Your existing pool pump moves water to the solar collectors.
  2. Cool water enters the solar collector from the bottom
  3. The water is then heated as it is pushed upwards through the collector tubes to the top header pipe.
  4. Warm water is returned to the pool.
  5. This continues until the water is heated to the desired temperature.

How does solar pool heating work?

How Solar Panels Work