How Long Does a Pool Heater Last?

If you’re going to invest in a long-term system for heating your pool, you want to make sure that the system you choose will last. Depending on the climate of the area you live in and what temperature you intend to heat your pool, different systems can last anywhere from 6 to 20+ years.

The best long-term investment by far, are solar pool heating panels. Solar pool heating is the most common source of solar power in the United States and continues to grow in popularity alongside other green initiatives. Solar pool heating is reasonably priced, costs nothing to operate, has very little maintenance and often outlast the roof the panels are installed on!

Made to Last in Florida Weatherhow-long-does-a-pool-heater-last

The Florida climate presents challenges to all types of pool heating systems. When combining very hot weather, harsh summer storms and of course hurricanes — weather causes massive stress on equipment causing it to run less efficiently. Installing solar panels specifically designed for use in Florida, will save you from constant system maintenance and replacements. To handle Florida winds and storms, the panels should have separate tubes (instead of a flat panel) and they should attach only into trusses.  Superior Solar uses Heliocol solar panels that are built to stand up to Florida weather over time and last longer than its many competitors.

Long Lasting Features

Heliocol panels are the most technologically advanced and structurally solid solar panels available. Because of the outstanding features and durability, Superior Solar only offers these panels for Florida homeowners. A few of the features that make these panels the best in the industry include:

  • Patented alligator clamps that allow solar panels to expand and contract diminishing stress on the panels.
  • Individual tube design, which eliminates the need for unsightly straps on your roof and drastically reduce wind lift effect.
  • Patented tube design to allows panels to breathe and heat pool water at a higher volume than other systems.
  • Requires 50 to 60% fewer installation penetrations into your roof to secure
  • Ensure that all structural penetrations hit the trusses and are not just held by thin plywood.


To add to this list, these panels are the most requested solar panel by insurance carriers for replacement of solar panels affected by high winds. Ironically, these are also the only solar pool panels in the industry not to require multiple hurricane straps. Since these panels were built with Florida weather patterns in mind, the company completely stands behind the product and offers one of the best warranties in the industry.

Investing in a green and efficient way to heat your pool is the most cost effective option on the market. Between the thousands you’ll save on energy costs and the added market value to your home for going green — solar pool heating panels easily pay for themselves. To find out more about how long does a pool heater last and information about installation for your home, contact Superior Solar to receive a free estimate.

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