Solar Pool Heating

Solar Pool Heating

You probably own your pool for many reasons - exercise, fun with family and friends, a late night swim, unwinding after work or quiet relaxing moments.

But if your pool is too cold to swim in, you're not realizing its full benefit. Unfortunately, warming your pool using a conventional pool heater can be expensive – especially in the Bay Area, which has some of the most expensive natural gas rates in the country.

Solar pool heat enables you to more fully enjoy your pool without paying extra.

What is Solar Pool Heating?

Solar pool heating performs the same function that conventional pool heating does. The main difference is the “heat source” used. Rather than using gas from your utility, solar pool heating harnesses free energy from the sun to warm the water.

How does this process actually work?

Using your existing pool pump, pool water is directed to your solar collectors. Pool water enters the solar collectors at the bottom and rises to the top through the individual tubes of the collector. As the water rises through the collector, it is heated by the sun’s radiant energy. The water is then returned to the pool to repeat the cycle until the sun has warmed your pool to your desired temperature.

What are the Benefits of a Solar Pool Heating System?

  • A more consistently comfortable pool temperature
  • An extended swim season
  • Zero operating costs – unlike gas pool heaters which are expensive to maintain and operate, the sun’s energy is free
  • Zero pollution – energy from sun is clean

Why choose Sky Power Solar?

  1. Diamond Certified
    • We’re the only Diamond Certified installer for solar pool heating in the East Bay meaning you can count on a hassle-free sales experience and a quality installation. Our highly experienced installers pay special attention to aesthetics so your system will look as good as it performs.
  2. Competitive Pricing
    • Our solar pool heating solutions are some of the most affordable in the area, and you won’t have to pay extra for our superior quality.
  3. Workmanship Warranty
    • We back our installations with a workmanship warranty and we respond to any problems should they arise, giving you peace of mind.
  4. High Quality Products
    • We install SunStar Solar Pool systems, which are made by the world’s largest solar pool heating manufacturer. SunStar’s technologically advanced design makes them the most efficient, maintenance-free collector on the market today. Features include:
      • Full 12-year manufacturer’s parts and labor warranty
      • Fewer roof penetrations
      • No gaps between panels
      • No rubber hoses and metal hose clamps
      • Hurricane force wind resistant
      • ISO 9001:2000 certification
      • For more information, please visit SunStar's website at:
    • We also install a wide range of other pool-related products, including:
      • Variable speed pumps that reduces energy usage up to 90%
      • Automation controls
      • Filters
      • Salt water chlorine generators
      • Pool sweeps
      • Gas heaters

Free Site Evaluations

We provide a free, no-obligation, onsite examination of the potential of solar pool heat. The site evaluation takes 30-45 minutes, and is scheduled at your convenience.

We look at the following factors:

  • The size and shape of your pool
  • Your desired pool temperature and swim season
  • The location, type and condition of your existing pool equipment (pumps, controllers, plumbing lines, etc.)
  • The shape, size available, orientation to the sun, age, style, and shading of your roof

Services We Provide

  1. Design and Installation
  2. Service & Repair
  3. Fall Winterization/Spring Start Up
  4. Panel Removal & Re-Installation During Re-Roofing
  5. System Inspections When Buying or Selling a Home

Ready to Get Started?


To learn more about the benefits of solar pool heating, request your free Solar Pool Heating Quote today.


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