Tri-Cities Solar Pool Heating

Installing a solar pool heating system is a very effective way to save money and reduce your environmental impact. VREC offers sales, design, installation, and repair services for Solar Pool Heating Systems in the Tri-Cities area (Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody.) We have installed or serviced systems throughout Vancouver’s Lower Mainland, including the cities of Vancouver, Burnaby, Port Coquitlam, and South Surrey (Whiterock.) Our service area is throughout the Lower Mainland including the near-by islands.

Please Contact Us, or call 778.869.8333, if you would like a free quote, have any questions, or would like further information. To evaluate a potential project in terms of energy production and financial pay-backs, please consider booking an Assessment.

Sample VREC solar pool heating installation

Solar pool heating installation by VREC in south surrey.

How It Works

A valve is installed on the swimming pool lines to divert the pool water through solar pool panels, absorbing the heat from the sun and then re-entering the swimming pool. A controller uses sensors determines whether there is heat to be gained in the solar panels, if not it will bypass the solar loop. It’s that simple and it works great. Chances are your neighbourhood has many solar swimming pool heaters already installed.

In Metro Vancouver, the total area of the collectors is usually sized to represent 75-100% of your swimming pool area, depending on the sites environmental conditions (e.g. is a pool cover used, is there much wind exposure, etc.) VREC determines the ideal location of the panels to maximize the systems energy production. The panels used are unglazed (pictured below) and are ideal for summer systems. If you use your pool year round we will tailor the system for your use.

A sample solar pool panel supplied by VREC.

Our preferred solar pool panel technology is Powerstrip. The Powerstrip system is very robust, reliable, and maximizes the installation area and design flexibility. The panels have one of the longest warranties in the business and are even easily repairable in the highly unlikely event that they should be damaged (unlike polypropylene solar panels.) They are manufactured in BC’s lower mainland.

Powerstrip solar pool installation by VREC.

Powerstrip solar pool installation by VREC.

Saving Money and the Environment

The simple and basic design is why solar heated pool systems are so affordable. They’ll also have a very large impact on your heating bill. As any pool owner knows, heating a pool requires a lot of energy. So why not capture some of the sun’s abundant and free energy. Along with your heating bill reduction, will be a significant reduction in your GHG emissions. If you choose to get an Assessment, instead of just a quote, we provide you with a performance, financial, and environmental analysis of a proposed design.

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