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Solar Thermal is ideal for providing heat for swimming pools. By harnessing the sun a thermal system can provide 80% of your pool's annual heating needs and can be installed to complement the majority of existing heating systems or to heat the pool independently.
The pool ideally needs to be within 25 metres of the house, with the system mounted either on the roof of your building or by the poolside. We would also recommend that the solar thermal system is linked to your building's main heating system ensuring that in winter the system can cover some domestic hot water needs, and in summer heat both the pool and the house.
There are various types of solar panels or collectors available, from the most basic unglazed panel-and-matting systems to flat plate collectors and the most advanced systems using vacuum tube technology. Solarsense have been installing solar thermal systems for more than 18 years and have been installing Thermomx systems (now part of KIngspan Renewables) for more than 10. Read more about Thermomax.
A detailed survey is required to accurately assess and price a solar thermal pool system. If you are looking at making the switch to renewable heat for your pool, please contact us to discuss the options available.
Unfortunately solar thermal systems used to heat swimming pools are not eligible for the Renewable Heat Incentive.