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Solar Arc Solar Pool Heater

Updated on March 30, 2017

Heat your Pool for Free this Summer with Solar Arc Pool Heater

Last year we purchased an above ground pool. Our teenagers are really enjoying the pool, especially my twelve year old son. The problem is that I find the above ground pool to be too cold most of the time. We made a decision this summer to buy a solar heater. Why a solar pool heater?

I just invested in an above ground pool, so I am not looking for a big expense. Also I do not want the expense of a propane pool heater. Most importantly I always try when I can to do the environmentally friendly thing. So we started looking to buy an above ground pool solar heater. I hope that you find this page helpful in making your decision to buy a solar pool heater.

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Ordering my Solar Arc Solar pool heater

We decided to sit down and buy our Solar pool heater. What I found was most of them take up a lot of space, and just seemed unattractive to me. When i came across the solar arc I really appreciated the design. My husband appreciated the assembly instructions. We both appreciated that the solar arc is made in the USA. I am excited to report that the solar arc is now available on I will provide a link directly to the product. I love shopping on Amazon, because their customer service is #1 and they have fast shipping.

Buying a Solar Arc Pool Heater on

SmartPool S202 SolarArc2 - Solar Heating System for Pool
SmartPool S202 SolarArc2 - Solar Heating System for Pool

Solar Arc pool heaters are available on Amazon

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Two days later my Solar Arc solar pool heater arrives!!

It took my husband about an hour to hook it up. Everything we needed was included in the package with the Solar Arc. You will see on the left side is a white tube. We added that because we wanted to choose a prime location for our Solar Arc. All in all the Solar Arc gets a thumbs up on installation. The Solar Arc works the same as other solar pool heaters, but it comes in a sleek package and has a sun magnifying enclosure.

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Using our new Solar Arc Solar Pool Heater

The Solar Arc has been heating our pool for a week now, and already it is much warmer. We finally had 3 sunny days in a row and the water temperature has gone from 68 degrees to 80 degrees. I was happy after installing our Solar Arc pool heater, but now I am thrilled! I am so happy to be heating our pool for free this summer! I can not wait to jump in.

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Update- It actually gets better.

We have been using our solar arc for 2 summers now. Looking to forward to our third as we speak. We have had no problems at all with this heater. It works exactly as it did when we brought it home. I still find, on average that the solar arc will keep the pool at about 10 degrees warmer then normal. My husband built this really awesome waterfall feature incorporating the solar arc in his design. When we have kids to visit, they think it is the coolest thing. We enjoy it quite a bit ourselves. Check out the video I made about our solar arc, featuring our awesome waterfall. here is a link to the arc above ground pool heater

My video review of the Solar Arc pool heater

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      maria 2 years ago

      I only use the solar arc. I have found that my pool is about 10 degrees warmer than usual. Which is still pretty cool in the northeast, so a solar cover would not hurt.

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      jv 2 years ago

      So do u need a solar cover to keep the water warmer too or just this solar heater?

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      Solardude1 3 years ago

      And the ARC unit is made in the USA - not like the Game heater which doesn't work and is made in China.

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      LadyDuck 4 years ago

      Solar units are great to heat the pool, echologic and with low maintenance costs.

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      InfoCoop 4 years ago

      We've wanted to add a solar heater to our pool for awhile but all the designs I've seen were ugly and bulky. Thanks for presenting this option. It would be nice to extend our pool season a bit.

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      alicialoyd 4 years ago

      This is definitely worth an investment.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      What a great invention. Really! :)

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      poutine 5 years ago

      I wish we had one of these when we had a huge pool.

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      MarcStorm LM 5 years ago

      Very Cool or should I say warm lol Everything's gonna be solar I guess. What a perfect invention. No more ridiculous electric bill. Great article!

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      Mark Falco 5 years ago from Reno, Nevada

      Sounds like a great investment.

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      daedrea lm 5 years ago

      Hmm...I actually never heard of pool heaters before. If I had a pool, this would be a great product to invest in.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      What kind of a pump do you have? We have 1 1/2 Hayward and found that it can be too much for some solar heaters.

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      Little Linda Pinda 5 years ago from Florida

      That solar water heater sounds like it is worked really well for you.

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      samsipet 5 years ago

      Great info. It is so green, yet economical to do it this way!

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      This sounds like a great way to heat a pool.

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      KittySmith 5 years ago

      Every two years my husband buys a new above ground pool, the new one is on its way. He has tried making his own pool heater, which worked, but could not provide enough warm water. I will be showing this to him.

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Great way to heat a pool - thanks for sharing!