Eco Saver Solar Heating Panel System Review & Rating

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Wide panels: more heat per panel produced

Very simple installation

No pollution (does not run on gas/propane)

Low price tag


More adequate option for sunny areas

Eco Saver 20-Foot Solar Heating Panel System Review

If you live in a reasonably sunny locale and want to enjoy a comfortably warm pool instead of a frozen ice pond, the Eco Saver Solar Heating Panel System has your name all over it.

It utilizes a 20-foot solar panel that’s 20 percent wider than other solar panels out there, boosting its heat output. One 20-foot panel can be used to adequately heat a round or rectangular above ground pool up to 24 feet across or a 15 by 30-foot in-ground pool.

As mentioned, the panel works in conjunction with your pool pump in order to circulate the water and warm it before flowing back into your pool. Thanks to this simple and effective design along with the Eco Saver’s added width, the solar panel heating system is capable of raising the temp of your pool by 10 to 15 degrees in only five or six hours.

To top it all off, the Eco Saver features a modular design, so you can add more solar panels as needed to perfectly heat any size pool. With a low price tag, the Eco Saver is a relatively affordable pool heating solution. It may take a little longer to warm up your pool initially, but it will save you thousands of dollars in electricity over the long run. What’s not to like about that?

Best Locations for It

Ideally, the Eco Saver should be installed in a location that receives at least six hours of direct sunlight each day. The panels can be installed on a rack, the ground, or the roof of a building, but regardless of where they’re placed, they should be facing south towards the sun in order to capture as much sunlight as possible.

Installing the Diverter Valve

On cloudy or rainy days, running the Eco Saver without a diverter valve may actually lower your pool’s water temp. Thankfully, one can be easily purchased and installed, allowing the water to bypass the Eco Saver and flow directly into the pool.

Final Words

To be honest, you can’t really go wrong with a solar pool heating system like the Eco Saver. With wider panels and a simple design that just plain works, why wouldn’t you go the budget-friendly route and save a few dollars and perhaps a few trees as well.


With an intuitive design that makes use of the most abundant resource in the world for a totally free pool heating solution, the Eco Saver is a great option for any eco-friendly, penny pinching pool owner.

Extra-Wide Panel – At 30 inches wide, the Eco Saver is six inches wider than other swimming pool solar heater panels, allowing it to produce more heat per panel and pack a powerful punch.

LDPE Construction – it features LDPE panels, which are incredibly durable and corrosion-resistant.

Modular Design – Thanks to its modular design, the Eco Saver makes it super easy to install additional panels for the ultimate solar pool heating solution.

Quick-Connect Fittings – With quick-connect fittings, installing the Eco Saver is surprisingly simple. Although it’s slightly more involved than simply plugging in an electric pool heater, installing the Eco Saver only takes a screwdriver and a little bit of patience.

Optional Diverter Kit – A diverter valve is available as an optional accessory as well, giving you maximum control over your pool’s water temperature and allowing you to create the perfect retreat regardless of the season.

Properly Sizing the Eco Saver 20 foot Solar Heating Panel System – In sunny locations, one 20-Foot Eco Saver should be enough to heat a 24-foot above ground pool or 15 by 30-foot in-ground pool. However, the number of panels needed for your pool depends on a number of factors, such as the number of sunny days your location receives, the size of your pool, and the average air temperature where you live.

What We Like

Designed to be friendly to the environment as well as your wallet, the Eco Saver Solar Heating Panel System is hands down one of the best pool heating solutions being made today.

Since it doesn’t run on gas or propane like a lot of other swimming pool heaters, there’s no pollution whatsoever. Best of all, the Eco Saver only works when your pool pump is on, so it requires no additional electricity to use, making it incredibly friendly to both the environment and your bank account.

The smartly designed system uses your pool’s existing pump and filter system to circulate water through the panel, where it is warmed by the sun by up to 15 degrees before returning through your pool’s filtration system and raising its temp to a comfortably warm and toasty level.

With a laughably low price tag and no operating expenses, the Eco Saver truly is one of the best options out there for any pool owner who wants to save a few bucks and perhaps the environment as well.

The Limitations

While friendly on the environment and even friendlier on your wallet, finding a suitable location for the Eco Saver can be a little tricky, especially if you live in the Pacific Northwest or anywhere with notoriously cloudy and rainy weather. That being said, more than a few happy Eco Saver owners from the Seattle area have reported being able to increase the temperature of their pools by 10 degrees pretty much year-round, making this solar pool heater remarkably efficient and a great option for almost anyone.