Jolly with passing the one-million mark, the migration to solar water heating is going well. Solar power does have a future, but it's not for everyone.
Not all places have sufficient sunlight to make a solar installation viable, at least not enough for it to return its costs. When such a case presents itself, do not forget that traditional heating is still an option. Heat pumps, for example, are effective at doing the job, whether in sunny Perth or rainy Brisbane. It is also guaranteed that it will not cost as much as a solar power installation.
The thermal capabilities of heat pumps are always at the maximum. Even with the solar technology’s claim to be sufficiently powerful, it cannot match the consistency and output of traditional heaters. Water is easy to heat, but it's different when dealing with 35,000 litres of it. Of all the things solar power can do, this is not it; not yet, at least.
Heat pumps are simply easier to use. Despite relying on electricity, there is the comfort that homeowners and entrepreneurs can heat their pool without a problem. It is slow but excellent in maintaining the pool at a constant temperature. Seeing that hot is not what most people are looking for, this is only normal. A guide would help first-time users, so check the manual or other resources before turning the knob on.
Settling for What Works
The growth of solar technology sets the world up for a brighter future, but for now, choose what will work and what is easy to work with. In matters of warming large amounts of water, heat pumps are still one of the best solutions around.
You may consider solar power, but when it does not present the viable solution, you are better off looking at other options.
Heating the pool may be a lesser priority, but it does not mean getting inferior equipment for the job. It is still wiser to put more money into it if it ensures long-term performance.