Swimming Pool Solar Heater Panel Installation Swimming Pool Solar Heater Panel Installation

What You'll Need
Screwdriver
Solar panel
Wrench
Pliers

Installing a swimming pool solar heater can be a very complicated affair, and some people are keener to call an expert than they are to take on this project by themselves. Not only do you have to correctly install the swimming pool heater, but you also have to install the solar panel in a suitable place on your roof. You can call in an expert in order to check that you are doing this correctly, but this can cost you a lot of money, and you may be better off doing it yourself. Once you know what you need to do, you should be able to manage it conveniently. Getting this job done doesn’t need the assistance of a professional if you have some basic home improvement skills. All you have to do is follow a few simple guidelines to get the job done quickly and easily.

Step 1 – Fitting the Solar Panel

The first step is to fit the solar panel into an area close to the swimming pool. On the roof is a good location, as this will help to avoid the shadows which can affect the consistency of the energy produced. Some panels can be positioned in the garden using the stand and then packed away during winter time. If you only intend to use the panels during some periods, then you could add a connection to the central heating if you wanted.

Step 2 –  Placing the Heater

Next you will have to position the heater. Take care not to install the heater too far from the panel, as you will find it difficult to link the two together. Pick somewhere close to the middle of the pool so that the heater stands the best chance of warming both ends. You will probably have installation instructions for your individual heater, as the requirements can vary between models, so simply remember to place your heater into the pool according to those instructions. You may want to screw the heater tightly into position, in order to prevent it moving and damaging the panel too seriously.

Step 3 – Connecting the Devices

Once that is completed, you will have to connect the two devices. You will have a series of connections which can be linked to the heater. These will convert energy from the solar panel into electricity for the heater. The cables can be held to the wall by plastic screw-in staples, and you should be able to use these to pin the bracket carefully to the ground between the heater and the building. Once up on the roof, the cable should be fairly secure, although you might want to add an extra security measure and wrap the cable in sticky tape which will allow it to grip to the surface of the roof.

Step 4 – Finishing

Before you finish the project you will have to check that the heater works correctly. Turn the panel on, and wait for a sunny day. As the heater is supplied with energy, watch it turn slowly, and make sure that it is working correctly.

 

 

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