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Solar Water and
Pool Heater Installation

How It Works


Solar Saves Money

A solar water heater for your home can reduce your water heating bill by up to 85% and is eligible for a 30% Federal Tax credit! The purchase of your solar water heater also includes a 10-Year Limited warranty for solar panels & 6-Year warranty for tanks.

Solar Pool Heating

Looking to extend your swim season? Solar pool heating is the most efficient way to heat your pool. With no added utility costs and a longer operational life than gas and heat pumps you can start seeing the savings with solar right away.

Flexible Financing

We offer a wide range of flexible financing options including The Home Depot Consumer Credit Card issued by Citibank, N.A. and The Home Depot Project Loan issued by GreenSky, LLC, plus one competitive price on solar water & pool heater install.

Be GREEN and Increase your Home's Value

Not only is a solar energy system green for your wallet, it's green for the environment too! Home buyers are willing to pay more for homes that promise clean, reliable energy savings.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to common Solar Water & Pool Heaters questions.

When can I expect a return on my investment?

A solar water heating system pays for itself. Homeowners can expect return on investment for the cost of the solar system in less than 3 years.

How does a solar water heating system work?

All solar water heating-systems feature two components: a solar thermal collector and a storage tank (reservoir). The solar thermal collector absorbs solar energy in the form of heat and transfers this heat to a storage tank for later use, offsetting the need for electrical or gas heating elements. This can be done using the water in the storage tank itself or indirectly using a heat transfer fluid and heat exchanger. Beyond this the components and possibilities for system configurations are endless.

How does solar pool heating work?

Solar pool heating systems have three basic components: a panel, a pump and a filter. A pump, usually your existing pool pump, pushes water through a filter to strain leaves and debris. Water is then pumped into a solar pool heating panel mounted on your roof, porch, fence, or any other location with good sun exposure (optimally south facing in North America). The water is substantially heated as it moves through the panel and it flows back into your pool, warming the water. Unlike solar water heaters for indoor use, solar pool heaters do not require a storage tank. Your pool provides all the storage required. As an added benefit, homeowners in hot climates can use solar pool systems to cool their pool in the summer months by circulating water at night, when air temperatures are lower.

How do I know what size storage tank is best for my home?

The size of the tank is determined by the amount of people in the home. The typical hot water consumption is 20 gallons per day per person for the first two people, 15 gallons per day for all additional people.

Can a solar-water heating system replace my electric or gas water heater?

Not entirely, but they can greatly reduce the need for conventional heating sources to be used. Depending on system size, hot water usage, climate, and other factors solar water heating systems can provide up to 80% of energy needed for water heating on an annual basis.

Solar Water & Pool Heaters


Sometimes also called Domestic Hot Water (DHW), collectors designed for solar water heating are made of glass, copper and insulation. They are designed to quickly heat relatively small amounts of water (40 to 80 gallons in a home) to high temperatures suitable for bathing, laundry, and dishwashing. However, solar hot water heaters are also adaptable for a commercial size facility such as a hotel or restaurant. Just as with an electric water heater, most solar water heaters require a circulating motor and a storage tank.

Water is pumped from the tank to the solar collector mounted on the roof of your home or building. As the sun hits the collector, the water, which enters from the bottom of the collector, becomes heated. It is then returned back to the collector for immediate and future use.

There are various types of collectors available depending on your needs and your location. Our solar experts will help you select the option that best fits your needs and your budget.

Solar Pool Heating

Pool heating technology requires that large amounts of water (thousands of gallons) be heated to more moderate, comfortable temperatures, which are typically lower than bathing requirements. Thus, this technology is designed to circulate high volumes of water slowly and repeatedly through polypropylene collectors. Solar pool heating technology is similar to the water that is warmed in your garden hose when it sits in the sun; it therefore requires far fewer enhancements than other forms of solar energy.

 
         

Pool Salt Water Chlorinators

Home Depot now offers a salt water chlorinator that automatically balances and controls chlorine levels in your pool. Giving you and your family more time for swimming and less time maintaining your pool. Some of the benefits of  Resilience Salt Water Chlorinators are:

• Reduces red, irritated eyes

• Cleaner, Healthier Water

• Softer feeling on your skin

• No handling of chlorine

• Low-Maintenance

• Continuous Cleaning

• No manual shocking

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The Home Depot Credit Options

With The Home Depot Solar Water and Pool Heating installation, you can lower costs and enjoy your pool long after summer has gone. Let us show you how solar can pay for itself. We have a couple of financing options to help you get started today!

The Home Depot Consumer Credit Card offers no annual fee, everyday special financing and exclusive Home Depot benefits.

There's also The Home Depot Project Loan. It offers affordable fixed monthly payments, a 6-month purchasing window and no prepayment penalty.

Get started with The Home Depot Credit Options

Benefits of Solar Panels

Great Design

UMA Solar panels are sleek, attractive, and can be installed on any roof type.

Defies Moisture Build-Up

Open tube panels prevent moisture build up, keeping the roof surface dry and healthy.

Weather Tested

Designed to handle harsh conditions including extremely high wind loads and snow

Eco-Friendly

UMA Solar harnesses clean energy from the sun to heat your pool