Harnessing the Power of the Sun: solar panels for your heated pool.

As we become increasingly conscious of our environmental impact, homeowners are exploring sustainable options for various aspects of their lives, including their swimming pools. For example, the integration of solar panels to heat and power swimming pools. In this article, we’ll delve into the benefits, functionality, and considerations of using solar panels for your pool.

The Solar Advantage

1. Cost-Efficiency

Solar panels can be the best option for pool owners because they can significantly reduce energy bills. Traditional pool heating methods, such as gas or electric heaters, can be expensive to operate. Conversely, solar panels harness the sun’s energy, providing a cost-effective and renewable power source.

2. Environmentally Friendly

One of the primary reasons homeowners choose solar panels for their pools is their environmental benefits. Solar energy is clean and green, producing zero emissions and reducing your carbon footprint. By opting for solar pool heating, you contribute to a more sustainable future while enjoying your pool guilt-free.

How Solar Pool Heating Works

Solar pool heating systems consist of solar panels, a pump, and a filter. Here’s a simplified explanation of how they work:

1. Collection: Solar panels, typically installed on your roof or ground-mounted in a sunny area, absorb sunlight.

2. Circulation: A pump circulates pool water through the solar collectors, where it’s heated by the sun.

3. Filtration: The heated water is filtered before returning to your pool, maintaining water quality.

4. Temperature Control: A thermostat or controller regulates the water temperature, ensuring your pool stays at your desired comfort level.

Considerations for Installing Solar Panels

1. Location: Solar panels need direct sunlight to operate efficiently. For this reason, ensure that your installation site receives ample sunlight throughout the day.

2. Roof Condition: If you’re installing solar panels on your roof, ensure it’s in good condition and can support the weight of the panels.

3. Climate: Solar pool heating is most effective in regions with abundant sunshine. However, it can still be beneficial in areas with moderate sun exposure.

4. Installation Costs: While solar panels can save you money in the long run, there are initial installation costs to consider. These costs may vary depending on your location, system size, and the complexity of the installation.

5. System Size: The size of your solar panel system should be tailored to your pool’s size and your heating needs.

Maintenance and Care

Solar panels for pools are relatively low-maintenance. Regularly check for debris or obstructions on the boards, as they can reduce efficiency. Also, ensure that the pump and filter are in good working condition. Periodic professional Puglia Pools inspection can help identify and address any potential issues.


Solar panels present a sustainable and budget-friendly method for heating and powering your pool. These panels tap into the sun’s energy, significantly saving energy costs while diminishing your ecological footprint. As you contemplate the adoption of solar panels for your pool, consider factors like your geographical location, budget constraints, and your specific heating requirements. It’s crucial to emphasise that Puglia Pools stands ready to cater to every customer’s unique needs, ensuring that you receive the best possible solution. In conclusion, with regular maintenance and attentive care, a solar pool heating system promises years of environmentally responsible enjoyment.

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The ideal swimming pool temperature can vary depending on its intended use. For instance, when teaching children to swim or accommodating elderly individuals, a higher water temperature is recommended. However, for general use, maintaining the pool water temperature between 26 and 28 degrees Celsius is ideal. Achieving this temperature range can be challenging, particularly during the spring and autumn months.

The rate at which a pool heats up in the spring is influenced by the volume of water it holds. Therefore, opting for a large, deep pool may not be advisable if you intend to extend your rental season into the shoulder months. To effectively heat and retain pool water, it’s essential to employ some form of pool cover, as a significant portion of heat loss occurs through water evaporation, especially during the night or on colder days.

Two recommended heating options are solar panels and heat exchangers. While gas boilers or electric heaters are available, their operational costs can be exorbitant. Solar panels, once installed, have no ongoing heating costs, but they require ample space and rely on sunlight. Heat pumps are more compact than solar panels and operate even when the sun is not shining, but they come with electricity costs. It’s crucial to consider the energy efficiency of the latest Inverter heat pumps when making a choice. A combination of both systems ensures consistent pool heating regardless of weather conditions.

Pool cover

After achieving the desired swimming pool temperature, it’s crucial to maintain it, which necessitates the installation of a pool cover. Various cover options are available to suit specific needs and budgets. Solar bubble covers not only help heat the pool water but also retain heat during adverse weather conditions and at night. Foam-style covers excel in insulating the pool but do not actively heat the water. Electric slatted covers can both heat and insulate the pool, offering some child safety due to their sturdy structure.

Finally, a liquid solar cover can be added to the pool water, creating an invisible molecular blanket that reduces water evaporation, the primary cause of heat loss. Regardless of your requirements, there are heating and retention options suitable for your pool.

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Black algae, despite its deceptive name, is not a type of algae. It scientifically is a form of single-celled aquatic photosynthetic bacteria known as cyanobacteria. It typically thrives in swimming pools, forming clumps on the pool’s floor and walls. This particular strain of bacteria can pose potential hazards, especially if ingested, and can even be lethal to dogs if they happen to drink water containing it. Unlike its green algae counterparts, black algae presents a formidable challenge when attempting to eradicate it from your pool.

When black algae initially start to grow, it may resemble small black dots or clusters of mould. However, due to its cyanobacterial nature, these formations might appear more greenish-blue than truly black. Unlike algae, black algae do not float freely in the water but adhere tenaciously to surfaces. Consequently, it rarely develops in pools finished with PVC liners, as these do not offer the rough surface it needs to attach itself. In contrast, pools finished with plaster, tiles, or concrete are more susceptible to black algae infestations.


Recognizing black algae is crucial. It cannot be treated in the same manner as green algae. It is exceptionally hardy and resistant to traditional pool cleaning methods, often burrowing its way behind tiles and penetrating deep into the pores of plaster and cement surfaces.

Fortunately, there are solutions available to combat black algae, and Piscimar offers one such product. However, effective black algae removal demands a combination of this specialized product, rigorous effort, and vigilant water maintenance practices. By identifying and addressing it promptly, pool owners can mitigate its persistence and ensure a safe and inviting swimming environment.

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We understand the frustration and concern that black algae in your pool can cause. Rest assured, we are here to help you resolve this issue efficiently and effectively. Feel free to reach out to us for expert guidance and solutions. Additionally, don’t forget to visit our Instagram and Facebook profiles to stay updated on the latest pool care tips and discover more about our services. Your satisfaction and the health of your pool are our top priorities. Thank you for choosing Puglia Pools!

Gone are the days of manual skimming and scrubbing. Pool robots have emerged as game-changers in the world of pool maintenance. These smart devices utilise advanced technology to clean your pool, giving you more time to relax and enjoy the summer.

The pool cleaner robot operates autonomously, precisely navigating the pool’s surface and walls. Equipped with sensors and sophisticated algorithms, they map the pool’s structure to ensure comprehensive coverage. This cleaning removes debris, leaves, and even fine particles, leaving your pool water crystal clear.

One of the most impressive features of these robots is their versatility. Whether you own an in-ground or above-ground pool, independently from its structure, such as vinyl, tile or concrete, a pool robot can perfectly suit your requirements. They are adept at handling tight corners, stairs, and other challenging areas that often escape manual cleaning.

Furthermore, a pool cleaner robot saves time and effort and helps with cost efficiency. They promote balanced chemical levels and better water circulation by reducing the need for chemical treatments and excessive water circulation. Ultimately leading to reduced maintenance expenses, and their energy-efficient design ensures minimal power consumption.

Our Stock

Finally, we have a final-season offer on the last few of our pool cleaner robots. For example, this is the Wolly, a pool cleaner robot from Maytronics. The market generally recognizes it as the top pool cleaner robot available.

WOLLY is the automatic pool cleaner robot that everyone can use thanks to its lightweight and rapid water release. Effectively cleans the bottom, the walls and the water line with excellent results thanks to the multi-directional Power-Stream movement system through lateral jets. Wolly has a top opening to facilitate access to the filter and simplify cleaning; it is light and easy to transport thanks to the rapid release of water without losing debris. Multi-level filtration facilitates the capture of fine and ultrafine dirt, and active brush action allows to remove algae and bacteria. Reliability is guaranteed with Maytronics (leader in the pool robot sector). Cycle duration: 2 hours Cleaning: bottom, walls and waterline Cable length: 18 m. The maximum length of the pool: 12 m. Brushes: PVC Filtration: 2 fine and coarse levels Without cart. Guarantee: 2 years
List price €1535 ex IVA. End-of-season price €950 ex IVA on three units only. Collection only.

In conclusion, If you need more information about a pool cleaner robot, do not hesitate to contact us; you can also find us on Instagram and Facebook if you want to have a look at some of our work.

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Are you facing hurdles in obtaining permits to build a swimming pool on your property? If your location doesn’t allow permanent swimming pools or the approval process seems endlessly uncertain, start considering the perfect solution: seasonal pools. The law states that seasonal swimming pools do not require any permanent structural changes, individuals can entirely dismantle them. People can enjoy these pools for up to 6 months. At Puglia Pools, we offer a range of standard-sized seasonal pools, with a hassle-free build service during spring. Come autumn, we take care of the tear-down process, and if space is a concern, don’t worry! We offer large storage for your pool in our stock. Don’t let permits dampen your dreams. With our seasonal pools, you can relish the joys of a swimming pool on your property. Contact us today for more information and dive into your pool paradise without the wait!

Embrace the Freedom of Seasonal Pools – Indulge in Half-Year Swimming Pleasure

Discover the freedom of having a swimming pool on your property with our exceptional seasonal pool options. No longer feel restricted by permits and approvals; our seasonal pools provide the perfect solution to embrace the joys of swimming for half the year. At Puglia Pools, we have a variety of standard-sized pools with a seamless build service, ensuring you can indulge in a refreshing dip during the spring and summer months. As autumn approaches, we expertly dismantle the pool, and if space is an issue, our winter storage option keeps your pool safe and secure until the next season. Don’t miss out on the delight of having your own swimming pool. We design our seasonal pool solutions to fit your needs, providing a convenient and enjoyable experience throughout the permitted months. Contact us now for more information and transform your property into a vibrant hub of aquatic pleasure.

If you need further information, do not hesitate to contact us. You can also find us on Instagram and Facebook, where we publish all our pool works and news.

Puglia Pools has worked to be a leading pool design and maintenance authority. We have worked on a great number of pool projects, creating incredible mosaic pools and mosaic spas designs. Puglia Pools understand how difficult to preserve a pool can be and the importance of regular treatments. We offer complete pool maintenance services to ensure the resilience and beauty of our clients’ pools.

At Puglia Pools, our team of skilled artisans enables us to create beautiful designs that elevate ordinary pools into magnificent works of art.

Within our possibilities, you will find a wide range of mosaic styles to enhance the visual appeal of swimming pools. One such style is the typical geometric pattern. Working with shapes, we create outstanding compositions, redesigning pools into completely new spaces.

To sum up, our top priority is to incorporate the client’s vision and preferences into each project we take on, whether it involves creating eye-catching abstract designs, intricate mosaic murals or logos.

If you need more details on our pool maintenance service, do not hesitate to get in touch.


Spa maintenance

Mosaic spas and pools are difficult to maintain over time. For this reason, some pool owners may experience the unfortunate loss of mosaic tiles. Thus, we provide renovation services to carefully restore the pool’s original mosaic pattern to its former glory. In the same way for clients seeking a complete redesign, we offer the opportunity to revamp their pool style entirely. Collaborating closely with our clients, we design and implement a completely new mosaic pattern.

The condition of our clients’ pools is important to us, and our complete pool maintenance services ensure that every pool remains in optimal condition, letting our clients enjoy their aquatic retreats worry-free.

Experience the beautiful mosaic artistry with Puglia Pools. Contact us today to embark on a journey of pool design, restoration, and maintenance. Where creativity and craftsmanship converge to create mosaic masterpieces that will delight and inspire for years to come.


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No matter the situation, investing in better quality materials and construction services is always better as it will prove more efficient in the long run.

Swimming pool construction is no exception to this rule. Here at Puglia pools, people often contact us in search of help with their ‘pool disasters’. These disasters often occur when constructors choose cheaper, less reliable materials during the pool’s construction, resulting in problems such as cracking, leaking, or structural failures.

The pictures below clearly compare different quality materials used in pool construction. The one to the right depicts a reinforced concrete base built by our team, which supports the entire pool structure. This option will keep your pool stable and resistant to damage that can be caused over time. On the other hand, the photo to the left depicts a pool base created with a fragile wired grid that won’t guarantee the pool’s resistance or stability.

What would you rather have supporting your pool, the correct specifications or the cheaper option?

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Here at Puglia pools, we have over 10 years of experience dealing with pool construction and maintenance. Whether you are looking to start your pool construction journey or require assistance with an already existing pool, contact us today, and we will make your pool dreams a reality. You can also follow us on Facebook to keep up to date with all our latest news.

A pool with metal frame construction is a quick, simple and economic system of pool construction. While many companies will claim to use a “better quality” steel or superior panel design. However, in reality, almost all have the exact specifications. Like most types of pool construction, steel panels have their strengths and weaknesses. It is essential to have some unbiased advice before choosing what type of pool construction you prefer. One significant difference with steel panels is that specific installers will supply plastic-coated panels for increased protection and increased life, as shown in the photo. Others will supply basic zinced panels.

If a company only builds pools using a steel panel system rather of a pool with a metal frame, they will obviously only tell you the positives of steel while giving you the supposed negatives for all the other types. We construct pools using steel panels, Isoblocs, module flex and Rock Pool. We are happy to share as much information about the various types to help you choose.

Contact us for transparent, free impartial advice on your pool construction options. You can also find us on Instagram and Facebook, where you can also have a look at other of our works.

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We can provide you with a temporary pool. The planning process here in Puglia can be slow, due to the long burocracy process. But, there is no reason you can’t have a place to swim while you wait for your dream pool. We can assist you by provideing you with a temporary pool, until our specialist geometra is working to approve your planning application, so you can enjoy your property while you are waiting.

Temporary pool

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When you choose Puglia Pools, you benefit from our over ten years of experience in Pool design, construction, maintenance and refurbishment. If you are interested in temporary pool options available, do not hesitate to contact us. You can also read more on our blog or follow us on Instagram and Facebook for usual updates.

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The Enviroswim ES-3 is a revolutionary pool sanitation system from Australia that eliminates the need to add chemicals to your pool to sanitize the water. This system removes the impurities from the pool using a combination of silver and copper electrodes, ionization and ultrasonics, leaving just pure, clean water.
Silver is an anti-bacterial agent, while Copper is an algaecide. Still, they don’t have any oxidizing properties, meaning there is nothing to break down the organic compounds that find their way into the water. Therefore the ES-3 uses a combination of both electronic oxidization and ultrasonics.

Many pool companies/builders are resistant to change and don’t like to recommend products they do not understand. Pool maintenance companies also make a lot of money from selling their customers’ chlorine-based products. Thus they aren’t keen on selling systems that will subsequently reduce their future income stream.

Here at Puglia Pools, we are more interested in bringing new, advanced systems to our customers so they can benefit from the advantages these systems provide. In Australia, these pool sanitation systems are top-rated. Additionally, the interest in freshwater pools is rapidly increasing as people want a more environmentally friendly and healthy lifestyle.

The advantages

The advantages of using the ES-3 include the following:

  • Kills bacteria that is resistant to chlorine
  • Vastly reduces chemical usage
  • Eliminates chemical smells
  • It removes the necessity for chlorine
  • Increases pump life
  • Allows you to swim in freshwater
  • It comes with a 2-year warranty

In 2009 the Enviroswim ES3 pool sanitation system was awarded the NSF 50 certification in the USA. Only products that pass stringent testing, including reliability, safety, microbiological efficacy, and pool surface stain resistance, receive this certification. The only consumables required for the ES3 are the electrodes that must be replaced every 18 to 24 months, depending on pool usage. The Enviroswim can be retrofitted to most existing pool systems with minimal adaptation.
People often worry that Copper stains pool surfaces. However, this only occurs if it is more than 1ppm, and the ES3 system operates at levels between 0.25 to 0.4ppm. The system comes with a simple-to-use test kit, so it is a simple job to ensure the correct levels are maintained. Suppose surface staining does occur due to pool negligence. In that case, removal is easy using citric acid, a commonly used stain remover.

The future of pool sanitation systems

The level of Copper and silver in the pool water is well below drinking water guidelines. In Queensland, the level produced by the ES3 is only 30% of the maximum recommended drinking water concentration. Furthermore, The backwash water from the pool is safe to discard into the gardens.
Swimming in freshwater is more enjoyable and better for your skin and swimming costumes. It is also better for your pool. Chlorine affects various parts of the pool system. Salt can cause damage to certain materials. Overall there is a growing list of health issues associated with bathing in chlorinated water. For this reason, several companies are now looking at new ways of sanitizing pool water.

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Since 2008 our team have been putting their experience and boundless energy into helping our customers turn their Puglia pool dreams into reality. If you are considering a Pool sanitation system for you pool get in touch and we can provide you with the best options specifically for your pool. You can also read more on our blog or follow us on Instagram and Facebook for usual updates.