How does Heliocol work?

At the most basic level, Heliocol solar pool heaters simply amplify the laws of nature. Heat from the sun will always warm the water in your pool to a certain extent. A Heliocol solar pool heating system enhances this natural effect, simply and efficiently extending your swim season.

  1. From Pool
  2. Pump
  3. Filter
  4. Check Valve
  5. 3-Way Valve
  6. Ball Valve
  7. Automatic
    Controller
    (Optional)
  8. Vacuum Breaker
  9. Feed Line
  10. Solar Collectors
  11. Panel Connectors
  12. Return Line
  13. Ball Valve
  14. Auxillary
    Heater
    (Optional)
  15. To Pool

Heliocol solar pool heating systems have three basic components: a panel, a pump and a filter. A pump, usually your existing pool pump, pushes water through a filter to strain leaves and debris. Water is then pumped into a Heliocol solar panel mounted on your roof, porch, fence, or any other location with good sun exposure (optimally south facing in North America). The water is substantially heated as it moves through the panel and it flows back into your pool, warming the water. Unlike solar water heaters for indoor use, solar pool heaters do not require a storage tank. Your pool provides all the storage required.

As an added benefit, homeowners in hot climates can Heliocol solar pool systems to cool their pool in the summer months by circulating water at night, when air temperatures are lower.