Solar Pool Products
- Enersol Solar Swimming Pool Heater
- Lorentz Solar powered pool pump
What services do we offer?
- We sell complete installation kits for Enersol Solar Pool Heaters for DIY installation.
- We sell Solar Pool Pumps.
- We can support "Solar Works" brand solar pool heaters purchased at Costco. These are 100% compatible with the Enersol products that we sell, and we may be able to sell you collectors matching Costco's price, as part of a complete system. We can supply the rest of the system components not available at Costco, and can offer expertize on installation and service.
- We are no longer offering installation services, as a transition to semi retirement
Solar Pool Heating
Solar pool heaters can extend the swimming season with no additional operating costs after they are installed. When properly sized they can raise a pool's temperature 10 to 15 degrees F. The system that we offer has an expected lifetime of at least 20 years. The product is a flexible EPDM rubber mat material with small tubes formed inside it, and is extremely durable, and can be easily repaired if perforated by rodents, etc. It is designed to be installed on a roof, or similar sloped surface and uses the existing pool pump to circulate pool water to be heated through the solar collector. All of the parts used in the system are replaceable. The top and bottom collector pipes are made from black PVC, the most durable plastic for long term exposure to the sun. This is an unglazed collector system, and is suitable for outdoor pool heating, and must be drained for the winter. We have different solutions for indoor pools.
This product has been made in North America since 1979, and is a modular design permitting additional panels can be added later if required, and there is additional room on the roof. The system has an expected lifetime of at least 20 years, and the parts come with a pro-rated warranty of 18 years. It is friendly to the roof, and tends to increase the lifetime of asphalt shingles underneath the pool heater's collectors.
For an outdoor pool the size of the recommended collector area should be 50 to 75% of the surface area of the pool to be heated.
This is mounted on a purpose built sloped surface instead of on a roof. The panels are modular, and are 1' wide and are available in lengths from 6' to 20' long. The long direction runs down the slope of the roof. Panels can be assembled into assemblies as wide as required.
We also offer the Enersol pool heaters as a kit for a DIY installation, if your prefer to minimize your costs. If you run into problems, we will provide consulting services at an hourly rate to assist you if required. When you order through us, you get the benefit of our experience of estimating the amount of pipe and fittings required. Also we select the diameter of the pipes, and layout of the collector panels.
The proven long lifetime of the top quality materials exposed to the sun, EPDM rubber and black PVC headers, together with black PVC pipe and fittings preserve your investment in a pool heating solution. The black PVC pipe is more UV resistant than the white or gray pipe used by other competing systems and provides a little more solar gain, as compared to white or gray PVC pipe. The Enersol system is 100% repairable, and is repaired to preserve 100% of the original heating capacity. Many other systems are repaired by replacing entire panels, or plugging some of the water channels and so reducing the amount of operational collector area. We use black PVC pipe and fittings, which is a superior product, and can't be puchased locally. We don't use any ABS parts in a new installation. The complete repairability is a major advantage over some of the rigid panel products on the market.
Why Choose us?
We have had factory training on the installation of the Enersol Solar Pool Heating system, and the experience of servicing many existing installations, permits us to design a layout that avoids problems that could occur in the future. Our engineering background permits us to properly size and plan each installation. We can calculate your pump's ability to circulate water through the solar collector system, and determine the flow rate.
Pool pumps run for many hours a day all through the pool season, to turn over the pool water for filtration. This can result in a significant electricity cost. We can measure the power used by your pool pump,and can calculate the electricity costs for a season of use. Or you can call us, and we can tell you how to measure your pool pump's actual power usage, and then we can calculate the electricity used per year. Our line of pool pumps are designed specifically to be powered by three 250W solar electric panels. Our solar powered pool pump can eliminate that cost, for a one time investment.