I was in Citihardware today looking for a water filtration system and was a bit surprised to come across the fact they are now stocking solar water heaters. What was the main surprise to this was that a store near SM was asking around P150,000 for a basic system which was way over the top in price. Which is why I started looking at the idea of building my own. This however might have changed completely today after finding this unit as its coming in at P25,000 where the “home project” I was looking at building would be around P15,000 as we have now built a water tower I can see the unit in the photo easily fitting in the tower half way down meaning its got cover from rain which will reduce wear and tear but also won’t take up any extra space. Someone asked me the other day why I would need a solar water heater in the first place but there are several reasons firstly warm showers, being able to wash dishes in hot water but also since some of the solar heaters reach high temperatures it also means that for boiling water for tea,coffee etc. it wont take long to boil which also reduces on gas fuel wastage. All in all I can’t see any reason not to have one and if we decide to get a pool in the future its a sure fired way to keep the chill off the water.