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Solar Swimming Pool Heaters

At Summertime Pools, we understand that a swimming pool is a considerable financial investment for families. No matter the season, we ensure our customers can relax and enjoy their swimming pools all year round. Whether you’re a passionate swimmer keen to practice or excited to entertain family and friends in your new pool, investing in the right solar pool heater will reap many benefits for your household.

How do solar water heaters for pools work?

Solar swimming pool heaters use the sun’s energy to heat the circulating water, returning it to your pool at an elevated temperature so your pool is heated at the desired temperature to best suit your needs.

You can’t go wrong with a solar water heater for your pool. Solar pool heaters help to achieve the perfect pool water temperature and can extend your swimming season.

The benefits of investing in a solar heater for your inground pool

Solar pool heaters help to keep your swimming pool warm all year long without relying on hot summer weather. That way, you can make the most of your investment and enjoy entertaining friends and family. Solar pool heaters are also a nifty way to save money on your energy bill, significantly reducing your reliance on traditional heating methods, like gas heating.

In addition, solar pool heaters are environmentally friendly, as they don’t produce any emissions of pollutants. A solar pool heater is an excellent option if you’re looking for an efficient and eco-friendly way to keep your swimming pool warm.

There are a few different types of solar heaters for inground pools available on the market. By trusting the professionals at Summertime Pools, you can count on us to conduct the relevant research to find the solar pool heating system that best complements the requirements of your pool.

Discover Summertime Pools’ solar pool heaters

By choosing Summertime Pools, you can take the stress out of finding the best solar pool heating system for your pool. Our expert staff will get the job done for you! They take great pride in ensuring our valued customers invest in the best pool heating system to suit their pool, climate, and location. Enjoy swimming in your pool all year round at its optimum temperature with a solar pool heater catered to meet the needs of your pool for the long haul.

There’s no investment like a solar pool heating system from Summertime Pools. What better way to heat your pool than by naturally harnessing the power of the sun? Solar pool heaters are environmentally friendly, low maintenance, and easy to use.

If you’re unsure how a solar pool heater works, operating a solar pool heating system is actually quite simple. Our pool water is pumped through collector tubes or panels on your roof, naturally heating the water using the sun. After heating, the water is returned to your pool, raising the temperature to your desired swimming heat.

If you’re unsure whether a solar pool heater is right for your pool, rest assured that our expert pool consultants will help you design a solar pool heating system that complements your chosen pool and delivers you cost-free heating. We have myriad solar pool heater options available to accommodate each of our customer’s individual needs. After all, our number one priority is ensuring customers enjoy the cost-free heating of their pool now and well into the future.

Summertime Pools — the one-stop shop for solar swimming pool heaters in Melbourne and regional Victoria

At Summertime Pools, our dedicated team will be there for every step of your fibreglass pool installation, including helping you select the right sizedesign, and heating solution. That way, your friends and family can enjoy the pool all year long and reap the benefits of a heated pool. With over 30 years of industry experience, Australians can count on our regional Victoria and Melbourne pool installations.

Should you choose to self-install your pool, we will liaise with you through the process, ensuring you still get a quality outcome. So what are you waiting for? Contact our expert team today, who will advise you on the best heating solution for your space. Our flexible payment plans accommodate all financial situations, so you can install your solar pool heater now and pay later.


A solar pool heating system can last for many years if you take the proper measures to care for it. While they require very little maintenance, you should regularly check the panels and ensure they’re clean and debris-free.During winter, you should keep your pool covered to avoid unwanted debris entering it and affecting its heating system. In summer, ensure your pool filter pump and filtration system are in good working order and test the health of your water twice a week to check its pH, chlorine levels, alkalinity, and calcium hardness.

On average, your solar pool heating system will increase your pool temperature by 5-15 degrees more than its current temperature. Therefore, a solar pool heater should not be relied on to create a warm pool all year long. However, multiple factors will impact the temperature of your swimming pool during the winter months, including the size of the solar collector, roof orientation, and the amount of shade your pool and roof get. If you want to swim in winter, you could also utilise another heating solution, such as a heat pump, to boost your pool during the coldest winter days.

At Summertime Pools, we pride ourselves on flexible payment plans for all our regional Victoria and Melbourne customers’ swimming pool needs. Our priority is to make our solar pool heating systems as accessible as possible for all financial situations. That’s why we have partnered with Handypay so you can create a simple and affordable payment plan to commence solar pool heater installation.

Our plans are available for one to seven-year terms, with the option to make weekly, fortnightly or monthly payments at your convenience. If you’re interested and are over 18 years of age, an Australian permanent resident or citizen and receive employment income, you may be eligible for our payment plan. To get a quote on a solar pool heater that best suits the needs of your home, fill in our online contact form today.

There is no definitive answer to this question, as it depends on several factors. Solar pool heaters are typically more expensive to install than electric pool heaters, but they definitely are more efficient, low maintenance and environmentally friendly. Electric pool heaters are less expensive to install and a reliable and consistent method to heat your pool all year round, using the heat from the air to convert it into heat energy. If you’re looking for an efficient and eco-friendly way to keep your swimming pool warm, discuss with our friendly team which option best suits your needs.

The specific time it takes for a solar pool heater to heat your pool depends on your pool size, climate and location. More tropical climates like Brisbane would take three days to heat, while a temperate environment like regional Victoria or Melbourne would take the better part of a week to heat. In more tropical locations, solar heaters for inground pools can yield around 8kwh per square metre per day.

In more milder climates, however, the figure falls to nearer 4 kWh per day. As a result, solar heating can warm a 32 m2 (42,000 litres) pool in Darwin by around 5.5 degrees in a day. In comparison, the same size pool in Melbourne will only be warmed by a little under 2.5ᵒ C in a day. By consulting with our expert staff, we will help you select the best pool heater option for your home to perform optimally.



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