Swim Master Solar Pool Heater with MAGE Solar Panels to Power Pool Pump
I love this design. Taking full advantage of the south roof face at this home in Hidden Hills Country Club Sunworks Solar has installed six Swim Master Plus solar pool heating panels, just in time for these cold winter months.
The black Swim Master Plus solar pool heating panels will raise these client’s pool temperature to a comfortable average of 80 degrees for 10 to 11 months of the year, making for a great swim season.
Home Owners Associations must Approve Solar
While Home Owners Associations cannot deny solar architectural applications as stated in the Florida Solar Rights act Sunworks followed Hidden Hills HOA approval process and color matching specifications for our pipe connections to these client’s existing pool pump. The four solar photovoltaic panels you see at the top of the array will offset the monthly electricity these owner’s pool pump uses.
While they may not have a carbon neutral home at least they have warm a carbon neutral pool!
What to Do With a Solar Array in Freezing Weather
If you’ve installed solar photovoltaic panels you have absolutely nothing to worry about when temperatures dip below 30. If you’ve installed a solar water heater like you see on top of my home above you still have nothing to worry about. Sunworks solar only installs pressurized glycol or drainback solar water heaters. This means your system will either run off antifreeze, or like the drainback you see on my home above, water will drain into the heat exchanger on your tank when it is not being used at night. Your heat exchanger sits inside your home and is thus protected.
For pool owners you will want to turn your pool pump off during nights of freezing temperatures. This insures no water will go to the roof to freeze in the Swim Master Panels. Once again drain your solar and shut off your pump. After three hours of having done so you can close your solar’s isolation valve to provide an added layer of protection. If you don’t have this feature on your system, shutting down your pump will still be enough for safety.
Once you’ve turned off your pump cover it with a blanket and place a light bulb inside with it if you feel like you want to make sure the pump will have all the protection it needs.