Solar Pool Heating Panel
Price Per Unit: R1500.00
The solar panels (made of durable and hard-wearing HDPE) are fitted to the roof. Water from the pool is channeled through the panels and is heated by the sun's rays. The water is then returned to the pool by the existing pool pump. With such an efficient system temperatures between 22º C and 41º C are achieved. This system not only absorbs heat directly from the sun, but absorbs heat by conduction from your roof. In effect, the roof becomes part of the solar system.
Using 50mm SABS PVC pipe, we couple to return line of filtration system and run pipe to panels, glue to straight coupling of panel. We use the opposite corner for your return line to create cross feed through panels, preventing air locks.
We install a bypass valve, non return valve at the pump as per sketch. When the valve is shut the water is forced to take the longer route via the solar panels, when valve is open water follows the short route back to the pool.
We set the pool timer from 8.30am to 5pm for best results. If the pump runs at night it would cool the pool. We also include a comprehensive Pool Heating User Manual.
Please note that swimming pool water temperatures may vary from suburb to suburb and house to house. For example:- suburbs near the coast or in a wind belt generally require additional panels to achieve higher swimming pool water temperatures. Pool pump/filter sizes also effect the overall efficiency of your pool heating system. As a "rule of thumb" we recommend equal solar panel sqm to swimming pool sqm as well as a heat retention blanket.