Have you ever felt like this? The weekend’s coming, and you’re expecting guests. It looks like it’s going to be sunny—but maybe a little cool. You know the kids will want to go swimming, and so it’s time to turn on the heater and let the pool warm up so that it’s ready when the party starts. Now the only problem comes when the bill arrives. Heating your pool up for the couple hours your guests are in it costs a chunk of change in your monthly electric bill. What can you do?

Consider the benefits of a solar pool heating system. Solar heating systems are the most cost effective and efficient way to heat your pool. Their energy source—the sun—is free, therefore there is never any energy bill associated with it. Even on cloudy days, solar heating systems are able to absorb heat from the sun’s rays. And solar pool heating systems are somewhat simple with minimal mechanics, and so there are few maintenance and repair bills. And a solar heating system has a lifespan of 15 to 20 years best of all, these systems are good for the environment and your budget, since there is virtually no operating cost!

A solar pool heating system works by using your current pool pump to circulate water to the solar collectors where it is warmed by the sun and then put back into the pool. It is an efficient system that will make your pool useable much of the year here in Florida. In fact, statistics show that in Florida, a pool equipped with a solar pool heater can extend the swim season to over 300 days a year! Your pool is a big investment. What makes it worthwhile are all the hours of family fun and entertainment it provides. Consider adding a solar heating system to your pool, and you will reap the benefits for years to come—without any huge electric bills to spoil the fun.

If you are interested in learning more about solar pool heating, contact one of the experts at Horizon Pool and Patio. Recognized as the premier pool and spa specialist in Palm Beach County, Horizon has been serving the Central-Western communities for over 30 years.  As a family-owned and operated business, we are committed to providing outstanding service to both residential and commercial clients in Wellington, Royal Palm Beach, Lake Worth, The Acreage, Loxahatchee, Greenacres, West Palm Beach, Boynton Beach and many other communities. We specialize in pool and spa maintenance, equipment repairs, retail supplies and equipment, and complete pool renovations and remodeling. If you are in the neighborhood, we invite you to visit our retail store in the Wellington Plaza next to Schaefer Drugs at 12785A Forest Hill Blvd, Wellington, FL 33414 or call (561) 790-0665 for more information.