A solar pool heating system and a few days of good sunshine is all it takes to warm up your swimming pool.
The addition of swimming pool cover / heat retention blanket prevents the heat loss and evaporation.
Our most simple and cost effective solution circulates your swimming pool water directly through solar panels and back to your pool a degree or so warmer each time – direct heating.
Our indirect solution heats and circulates Thesol, which transfers the heat generated to your swimming pool water via an inline heat exchanger.
Our Hybrid solution provides two energies from one solar panel. Photovoltaic on the front and thermal on the back. At the same time your swimming pool is warming up, you pool water is also keeping your solar panels cool, resulting in better performance in photovoltaic power generation.
We can even extract the thermal energy from paving around your swimming pool, and use this to heat your swimming pool water directly, or as a heat source for another heat exchanger.
Another option is Paving Integrated Photovoltaic Solar Panels (PIPV). Driveways, pathways, decking and more can be converted to power generating surfaces.
Solar panels can be installed on most roofs, on an optimally angled custom frame, or on a structure that can serve a double purpose for example a pergola, an entertainment area or carport.
When it comes to swimming pool covers, we custom manufacture to the precise measurements of your swimming pool.
As a standard, all of our swimming pool covers come with reinforced edges, rounded corners, welded folds, floating sheaths, grommets, bungee handles and roll up station attachment points, as required, depending on the shape and size of your swimming pool.
For odd shaped / kidney shaped swimming pools we cut a template on site to ensure a perfect fit.
A good quality swimming pool cover not only reduces evaporation and heat loss, but also results in reduced chemical consumption.
Speak to us early on in your project if you are building a new or renovating an old swimming pool. There are a number of things you can do that may make a big difference.
We offer free advice & consultations
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Background & History
When we relocated to Portugal (mid-pandemic) in 2020, the spectacular property we rented here in the Algarve had an unheated, unused, very cold swimming pool!
Enquiring locally about solar pool heating, the companies that did get back to us, all insisted that heat pumps were the way to go.
A bit of market research later and it was clear, properties either had cold swimming pools that were only used for a few weeks in summer, or people had been sold on the idea of heat pumps… and were suffering from ever increasing energy bills!
The Algarve, with more than 300 days of sunshine & around 3 200 hours of sunlight per year, is ideal for solar pool heating.
Having been involved in the solar pool heating business in South Africa many years ago, we had some South African designed & manufactured solar swimming pool heating panels sent to us here in Portugal…
Finally we could enjoy jumping in a warm swimming pool, were swimming at night, hosting pool parties… and generally making our neighbours jealous!
Word of mouth is a funny thing… and in no time we had our first orders!
And not just for unheated swimming pools!
With the ever-increasing costs of electricity, clients that had perfectly working heat pumps wanted to switch to solar, and cut out their costly to run (and often noisy) heat pumps.
And rightly so… if you are using electricity to heat your swimming pool, you are literally watching your money evaporate off your swimming pool all day long – madness!
We now manufacture our Solco Solar Pool Heating Panels here in Portugal, are approved installers on both the ThermoSolar and DualSun Solar Pool Heating systems, and offer a range of swimming pool covers, heat retention blanket materials and roll up station options.
We also give free advice and consult on new swimming pool builds & renovations.
And the rest, as they say, is history.
Contact us for exceptional, swift, friendly service & free advice!
As recipients of the 2022 Sustainability Award, Algarve Solar Pool Heating Solutions extends our congratulations to Quinta do Lago on receiving the Sustainability Award at the 2023 Algarve Business Awards.
We also congratulate our fellow finalist for the Sustainability Award this year, The Wyndham Grand Algarve
Like David vs Goliath, we were delighted to have emerged punching above our weight with such fine competition!