Question 1: We’re living in the technology age- should I wait until solar improves to make my investment?

Solar technology is pretty simple stuff, which means what we have now works well. Essentially, the panels that are currently in production are extremely similar to the ones that were made over 50 years ago. For that same reason, your panels will last much longer than your rapidly evolving car or computer.

Question 2: Where I live, it gets cold and cloudy, is solar still an option for me?

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Of course! It may seem contrary, but solar actually works better in cooler environments. Even when clouds are in the way, our insulated collectors will get the energy they need. 

Question 2: How often will I have to get on my roof to perform maintenance?

Unless there's a major storm in your area, your answer is never. Though- if anything large falls on your panels, we suggest removing it to maintain temperature.

Question 3: Will installing a solar pool heater cause roof damage?

Adding panels will actually protect that part of your roof from damage. They provide coverage from the harsh elements, even hurricanes! If the system needs to be removed for any reason, it can be easily done. Of course, building on an already damaged roof isn’t recommended. 

Question 4: Are solar pool heaters more expensive than gas or electric?

Going solar is the best way to save money on pool heating in every way! The systems, with and without installation, often cost less than gas heaters- depending on the pool's size. The real savings, however, come from not having to pay for heat. That is an expense that solar owners don’t have to pay for the entire lifetime of their system. If you plan on selling your home in the future, the new owners will inherit that benefit as well, and it will increase the value of your property. 

Question 5: Do I need a solar pool cover too?

Not necessarily, although they are recommended. At night, when temperatures fall, both heat and water evaporate from your pool. Losing the heat at night, along with refilling the pool with cold water, makes it harder for your solar pool heater to reach and maintain your ideal temperature. We understand that sometimes covers can be a hassle. For those with uniquely shaped pools, a liquid pool cover may be an easier option. Just a few drops of liquid creates a film on the water which reduces heat loss and evaporation.