Keep your pool warm even on a cooler day with this eco-friendly, solar pool heater. The 80 square feet of panels will ensure that your pool is kept lovely and warm for whenever you want to use it without any expensive heating bills....more
I compared these panels with a competitor brand and these were significantly less expensive but the competitor brand had a 12 year warranty and these only had a 5 year warranty. However the price difference was significant enough that I could purchase 2 of these for less than the competitor panels. I therefore decided to purchase these panels.
I purchased 5 of the panel packages and had them mounted on the roof. I have them controlled by a thermatic controller (thermatic valve). On the very first day of operation (early May) pumping only 4 hours (no increase to my filter duration) it raised the temperature ~12 degrees (to 82 degrees F). By the second day the temperature had hit our thermatically controlled setting point of 84 degrees. I suspect we will easily extend our swim season by ~4 months (used to be June through early Oct, now I suspect it should be Mar through ealry to mid Nov).
This is exactly what I was hoping for when I purchased these panels. I do recommend getting and using a thermatic controller with these panels.
So first week installed they are operating great. Now I just need them to continue to operate as well for at least 5 years. If they fall apart in less than 5 years then I should have gone with the other panels.
I love my solar heater. Only thing was I had to buy 2 boxes to heat my size pool (14,000 gallons). I wish they had had the box with 4 panels instead of 2. I was reading under questions and answers something about the box coming with a solar blanket. It does not come with the blanket. It is strictly the panels and clasps. I also bought the roof kit. It worked perfectly when installing the panels. Both were much cheaper than elsewhere. My Florida pool is more like a hot tub now.
Bought the basic kit for Lake Havasu where temps are up to 117. System went on easy. I purchased the recommended installation kit. My pool uses 2 inch PVC so the 3 way valve was useless. Plan on spending another $90 on a Jandy valve,
The weakest link are the rubber connectors. Left the unit running the first day and came home to find a half empty pool. The connector had split and pumped water down my roof for hours. Replace with Lowes 1 1/2 connectors which are twice the thickness at about $1.50 each. All in all the system heat wonderrfully.
How accurate was the sizing? Very
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good
Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? No
How many gallons would one kit (80 square feet) heat, and do you need a roof mounting kit for each 80 sqft panel?heatherathome on Mar 25, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hi heatherathome, the system can be installed on the roof of your house, shed or cabana, mounted to a rack or simply placed on the ground. One System Kit (SK21) is REQUIRED for all inground pool solar installations of up to 8 solar panels (4 boxes) per installation. The SK21 contains everything you need to complete most installations, including all the necessary valves, connection and mounting hardware. Sould heat up to 10,000 galon approx. Please feel free to contact us again with any further questions. Thank you for shopping with us!overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 1, 2014
Hi, one of the reviewers stated that each order has two panels.
Please take a moment to update your product details. Could you please clarify how many panels I would actually get for $241.99.
Thank yourpamj on Feb 13, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello rpamj, this item includes one 30" panel, which can be interrupted as two 15" coupled together. If you have any additional questions please feel free to let us know. Thank you for shopping with us!overstockcustomercare1 on Feb 26, 2014
My pool is inground, 10 x 20 and 5 ft deep. What is the total cost of all that is needed to heat my pool? Thanks.earlemavis on Nov 14, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for contacting us earlemavis. You will be contacted by Customer Care.overstockcustomercare1 on Nov 25, 2013
What is included in this kit and what is missing to make it work with an in ground system.turknfrys1 on Jul 18, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hi turknfrys1, It is lightweight, durable and easy to install. Water simply flows through the SunHeater's many tubes via your existing pool pump where it is heated by the sun and returned to your pool. The system can be installed on the roof of your house, shed or cabana, mounted to a rack, or simply placed on the ground. Install on ground, roof, or rack No fuel bills or expensive installation of equipment and connections. Please feel free to contact us again with any further questions. Thank you for shopping with us!
overstockcustomercare1 on Jul 24, 2013
Prior answers are contradicting. How many panels are in a kit and how many kits to heat a 16 x 30 pool ?jmwint on Mar 7, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
A SunHeater(TM) solar pool heating system raises pool water temperature 6 degrees or more. The 15" panels are split into two so a single system is actually (4) panels.Solar heater features 80 square feet of solar panels so you would be looking at 5 units.Thank you for your question. Please feel free to contact us again with any further questions.overstockcustomercare1 on Mar 11, 2013
Are there any tubes included? Is there anything included besides the panels and solar cover? Thanks. on Oct 1, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
This product is specifically designed for in-ground pools, and we do not recommend using it with an above-ground pool.overstockcustomercare1 on Sep 7, 2012
How many panels (and the total cost of a system including the thermo thingy) do I need for an 18x40, 12 feet deep pool?cherylpeix on Aug 9, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Since we are not qualified to give details as to the number of panels an individual pool would need or the cost, we recommend that you consult with a large retailer that deals with these kinds of home supplies instead.overstockcustomercare1 on Aug 10, 2012
There is a roof mounting kit you must buy, which is item number 11368046 on our site. It is a strap and bracket system that you screw into the roof with stainless steel screws.overstockcustomercare1 on Jun 6, 2012
How many panels would I need if my inground pool is 16 by 32 feethacorn on May 16, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
This unit comes with four solar panels, and it heats pools up to 16 x 20 feet.overstockcustomercare1 on May 18, 2012
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