When it comes to sun and pools, there’s more to that relationship than just getting the perfect tan.  Solar powered technology is growing in the pool industry and we want to share a few new products that take full advantage of the sun’s power.  The latest solar technology for pools is designed to save pool owners money and cut down on energy consumption while making pool ownership more convenient.

One of the biggest expenses for pool owners is the energy required to run the pool pump.  It is estimated that the average cost of electricity to operate the pool pump is about $60 to $90 per month.  Switching to a solar powered pool pump like the SunRay Pool Pump allows pool owners to save that money and run the pool filtration system for free, while reducing their carbon footprint.  SunRay pumps have an expected life of 10 years or more, which is 2 to 3 times the life of a conventional pool pump. Photovoltaic (solar) panels can last for more than 40 years. In addition to the savings on energy costs, federal and state tax credits and incentives are available to pool owners.  

If you’re not ready to replace your pool pump, consider using a solar powered pool skimming robot like the Solar-Breeze NX in your pool.  This automatic pool cleaner works virtually around the clock, powered by the sun. The Solar-Breeze NX travels the surface of the pool, collecting debris, dirt, and even lotions and oils, before they can sink and decay.  Using this robotic pool skimmer allows pool owners to cut their pool pump run time dramatically, saving on energy costs. It also makes pool maintenance more enjoyable because it does so much of the work for you!

If you are looking to save money on pool chemicals and create more naturally clean water in your pool, consider using CardOnGuard.  Although it doesn’t operate on solar power, it does use sunlight to keep your pool cleaner. Simply place the CardOnGuard in your pool and it will use UV Light Conversion Technology to capture and magnify UV light to create free radicals that attack and inhibit bacteria growth in your pool.  After just one week, pool and spa owners can reduce the amount of chlorine/bromine normally used by 50%. This can result in savings of $20 to $60 per month or more. Using less chemicals also makes the water less irritating to the skin and more enjoyable to swim in.

The latest solar technology for pools has also reached the pool deck.  Solar Furniture has developed a line of Solar Sun Lounges, equipped with solar panels that power waterproof dual USB ports and 12v power outlet. These sleek loungers can power your Spotify pool party mix or let you spend your telecommuting time by the pool.

Let the power of the sun make your pool less expensive to operate and more enjoyable by taking advantage of the latest solar technology for pools.