Q:

How much maintenance is required on a solar pool pumping system?

A:

A solar pump does not requrie any more maintenance than a regular pool pump. The filter basket should be cleaned regularly of the debris that pool pumps typically collect. Similarly to other pool pumps it is not to be operated dry, or seals will be damaged.

Solar pool pumps are turned off by a wall switch - located between the solar panels and the solar pump controller.

It should not be necessary to clean the PV panels - rain will provide all the washing they would normally need. If they do get unusually dirty, they can be washed off with a hose. ONLY DO THIS WHEN THE SUN IS NOT SHINING ON THE PANELS. Otherwise the panels may suffer thermal shock and be damaged!