How It Works — Harness the Power of the Sun

The process by which solar pool heating works is straightforward. Cool pool water is pumped from your pool using the existing pool pump through the solar panel. The water is warmed by heat collected from the sun, then pumped back into your pool. You can maintain your desired water temperature and extend the swim season.

FAFCO’s 40 years of innovation and patented technology have made it easy to heat your pool with solar energy. Cold water is pumped from your pool through our patented solar collector design. Like a garden hose laying in the sun, the collector heats the water inside, which is then pumped back into your pool, giving you luxuriously warm water and a significantly longer swim season.

How it Works

  • The control valve sets the desired water temperature
  • The sensor reads the temperatures and activates the system when needed
  • The pool pump pushes cold water from the pool to the solar collectors
  • Energy from the sun heats the solar panels
  • When the system is on, water channels through the solar collector, absorbing the maximum heat from the sun
  • Warm water is returned to the pool for perfect swimming conditions

If you have questions or concerns regarding pool and spa automation systems, or solar panels to heat your pool in a sustainable and affordable way, contact us today!

A colorful beach ball floating in a clear blue swimming pool with the text "Enjoy an Endless Summer" and a "Made in the USA" logo to the right.
Diagram showing a solar pool heating system with labeled components including solar collectors, control panel, pump & filter, diverter valve, and water flow paths.
A close-up image of a solar pool heating collector with multiple black tubes for heating water.