What Is a Solar Heater?

A solar heater is a style of pool heater that allows you to harness the sun’s energy to heat the water in the pool.

Heating a pool requires tremendous power, and gas and electric installations add thousands of dollars in maintenance costs to a pool.

Solar heaters offer a more affordable alternative since they eliminate energy costs, so pool owners only need to pay for the initial installation. 

Solar heaters use solar panels to harness the sun’s energy, and the electricity gathered powers a heating element in a heating pump located inside the pool.

Water from the pool is sent through the pump, where it’s heated before returning into the pool.