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Feb 14th 2017

Swim with the Power of the Sun: 4 Benefits of Commercial Solar Pool Heating

Commercial Solar Pool HeatingMost commercial indoor and outdoor pools stay between 80-86 degrees to maintain a comfortable swimming temperature level. But, commercial pool owners know that even on hot summer days, temperatures at night can dip low, forcing them to continuously spend on heating the pool throughout the summer. Whether it’s a pool located in a fitness center, homeowner association, university, swim club, hotel, or apartment building, year-round heating consumes a large amount of energy, resulting in enormous utility bills. In order to cut costs and boost green ratings, more pool owners are turning to commercial solar pool heating.

Looking for lower utility bills? Then let the sun take care of your commercial solar pool heating and save big.

Benefits of Commercial Solar Pool Heating

Heating pool water constitutes a big portion of the operating expenses for commercial pools; the bigger the pool, the bigger the costs to heat it. A commercial solar pool heating system can eliminate the costs of heating water for a seasonal or year-round pool and drive value for owners. Some of the benefits include:

1. Cost Savings:

Compared to other forms of energy, solar energy is highly economical and efficient. According to the United States Department of Energy, commercial solar pool heating is considered to be the most effective application of available renewable energy in today’s times. The cost of fuel is free and after the system pays for itself, maintenance will be your only expense. Take this example from the Center for Sustainable Energy:

According to PK Data, a company that compiles swimming pool and spa industry statistics, there are roughly 40,000 commercial swimming pools in the state of California—most of which are currently heated using natural gas. A solar pool heating system basically eliminates natural gas pool heating bills eight months a year, and during winter, offsets 50 percent or more of costs.

2. Reduced Emissions:

Every single day, millions of natural gas-powered water heaters are releasing carbon emissions into the atmosphere. Solar photovoltaic (PV) systems generate clean energy, greatly reducing emissions.

3. Sustainability Mandate Compliance:

Sustainable designs, such as solar energy and becoming LEED certified, increase energy efficiencies and reduce harmful emissions. For facilities who need to meet or exceed mandates, solar energy can help them implement the necessary renewable energy technologies and offer significant return on investment at the same time.

4. Extend Swim Season:

While the heat from the sun will always warm the water in a pool to a certain extent, solar power enhances this natural effect, saving energy and extending the swim season.

Ideal Locations for Commercial Solar Pool Heating

  • Hotels and resorts
  • Apartment and Condo complexes
  • Fitness centers
  • Spas
  • Homeowner associations
  • Community swim center
  • Water parks
  • Schools and universities
  • Public parks

Solar Engineering Services By KMB

Although the cost for fuel and electricity are continuously on the rise, the sun remains free. And with solar, there are no limits on the end-user type. It’s an environmentally-friendly value to all sectors: retail, hospitality, corporate, industrial, institutional, municipal, federal, etc. So don’t delay any longer; learn more about the benefits of commercial solar pool heating for your business.

KMB is licensed in 50 states and in Europe, allowing us to do business both nationally and internationally. In fact, we have provided designs and engineering services for over 450 locations and 375 Megawatts (MW) for a wide range of solar installations from small scale (less than 10KW) to large scale (over 8mw).Find out for yourself how you can incorporate solar into your next project today; contact KMB Group at 855-75-KMBDG (855-755-6234).