How Do Solar Heaters Work?
Explaining the technology and the process:
Everything Solar’s solar pool heating systems work seamlessly with your pool equipment and are fully automated. You set the desired water temperature on the solar control, and when solar energy is available at the solar collectors, an automatic motorised valve diverts the water through the solar collectors and carries the sun’s heat back to the pool.
This process is continued until either the pool’s filter pump shuts off for the day or the desired pool temperature has been accomplished.
After picking up the heat from the collector, the carrier fluid is pumped down to an insulated storage tank, where it can be used immediately or stored for later use. The system can supply a home with hot water drawn from the storage tank, or, with the warmed water flowing through tubes in floors and ceilings, it can provide space heating.
The storage tank allows water heated during sunny periods to be used at night or during cloudy days. If the carrier fluid contains antifreeze to keep it from freezing during cold weather, a heat exchanger is used to transfer the carrier fluid’s heat to water that can be used for domestic purposes.