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Solar Heating is a great way for pool owners to save money and help the environment at the same time.  Natural resources such as solar power and solar heating are now being used when it comes to a cost effective way for people to heat their swimming pool. There are a couple of different options available when it comes to heating a pool via solar power or solar heating. If a person decides to heat their pool with solar power they can choose to use a solar panel power strip on top of the pool or on the roof of their home When the pool is not being used during the daytime a solar power panel strip can be placed on top of the pool to help heat the water underneath.

There are a variety of different looking solar panels available on the market today that can be purchased to place on the rooftop of a person’s home for solar heating for pools. There are solar panels available for purchase today that look like shingles and pieces of the roof when added to the home. Along with the solar panels that are purchased to heat the pool there is a filter and pressure valves that are attached with piping to the solar panels. The pipes used to filter heat from the panels to the pool for solar heating for swimming pools are attached to the side of the home out of the view of the public.

The solar energy for solar heating for pools is then transferred to a filter and a pump and then distributed into the pool to heat the water. This is a less expensive way to heat a pool than using a conventional pool heater, which can cost thousands of dollars to use each year. Solar heating for swimming pools costs a couple thousand dollars to purchase the system but doesn’t cost much after the initial purchase. A home with solar power systems has its value increase over the years.

Lounging around the pool and swimming are popular summertime activities that adults and especially kids love once school is finished. Pools are a great way to keep cool in the dog days of summer, but they can also be dangerous if the inhabitants of the pool are not watched closely by adults.  Inground swimming pools and above ground swimming pools are the two most popular types of pools on the market today. Above ground swimming pools are starting to become less and less popular these days because they require stairs and sometimes even a deck to access the pool, which can lead to injuries if children are left unattended. In ground swimming pools are easy to access because they are level with the ground and no one has to climb a ladder to reach the water.  A gate can be placed in front of the stairs to an above ground pool that can prevent children from accessing the pool when no one is watching.

Whether a piece of property has an inground swimming pool or an above ground swimming pool, the owner of the property is legally responsible to have a fence erected around their property to keep wandering children away from the pool.  Landscaping can easily be performed around in-ground swimming pools, which can raise the property value of the land where the pool is located. If you like hosting summer pool parties at night, in-ground swimming pools can provide people with a lot of excitement since they have interior lighting that makes it easier to swim once the sun sets.  People that want to swim at night should purchase in-ground swimming pools because they have lights that help to illuminate the inside of the pool.  People enjoy swimming in the early morning and late at night in their in-ground swimming pools so they purchase ones that have water heaters so that the water is warm enough to enjoy. In-ground swimming pools can be purchased from swimming pool contractors all over the country as well as above ground pools at specialty stores in most towns.

Having an in-ground pool can provide many hours of enjoyment for your friends and family, and it can add to the beauty of your home as well. Buying one is also a major investment, and before you go ahead with the construction, you will want to determine which type fits your budget, your locale, and your landscape. Here are your three main choices:

? Fiberglass in-ground pools are constructed from fiberglass-reinforced plastic that is molded into the shape of a basin, and since they are pre-finished and pre-formed, they also come ready to install. Their smooth surface prevents algae from clinging to them, decreases the need for chemicals to keep the pool clean, and simplifies its maintenance. The builder you consult can provide various options that will fit both your taste and your back yard.

? Vinyl-lined in-ground pools are less labor intensive than concrete pools, and in certain parts of the country, they are less expensive as well. They are available in a wide range of colors and linear patterns, including tile motifs, and they can definitely enhance your surroundings. To install the pool, the builder will dig a hole and assemble a plastic, wood, or metal frame around the perimeter, lay sand along the bottom, and secure the vinyl lining to the wall of the structure. Because they are much less expensive than other in-ground types, these pools are also not as durable, and the liner generally needs to be replaced in 10 years.

? Concrete in-ground pools usually cost less than the fiberglass type, but they are also more expensive than the vinyl variety, and the installation can be a 12-week procedure. Once the hole is made and plumbing is installed, the framework is added, and the concrete is poured and smoothed. It may take a week or longer to settle, and plaster, paint, or pebbles can be added as a final touch.

If you choose this type, you can be very flexible with the design of your pool because customizing the fiberglass and vinyl types is expensive, and this can be done easily. A concrete pool will probably not require as much maintenance as a vinyl one would, and it is also more durable and can withstand various climate changes and “small ground movements.” It will also enable you to complement the surrounding landscape, and add to its aesthetic value and the beauty of your home.

Pool Captain has expanded our service and construction to the City of St. Augustine, and surrounding areas in St. John’s County.  We are still actively building custom swimming pools and spas in Flagler & Volusia Counties, but to meet our customers demand, we will be pushing north into St. Augustine, FL.

If you live in St. Augustine, St. Augustine Beach, Vilano Beach, Anastasia Island, Coquina Gables, Butler Beach, Crescent Beach, or the Marineland area, give us a call.  Pool Captain offers a variety of services including: new fiberglass pool & spa installation, gunite(concrete) swimming pool construction, residential and commercial remodels and rehab, screen enclosures, brick pavers, and home remodels!

Call our sales and design professionals today to schedule an appointment.  386-931-3778