Sunheater Above Ground Pool Solar Heater

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ITEM#: 11151870

Keep your above ground pool warm all winter with this solar pool heater from Sunheater. This heating system features a stainless steel heater that works with a polypropylene heat collector to heat your pool naturally. Simply hook the mechanism up to your pool's filtration system, prop the liner facing the sun and enjoy warmer water temperatures during chilly months.

Dive into your above ground pool any time of year. This solar system harnesses the power of the sun keeping energy costs down, and the small design sits alongside your pool. Combine two or more systems for large pools or use one system for a smaller outdoor pool.

  • Polypropylene heat collector keeps your water warm
  • Solar heater features two threaded-elbow adapters for your convenience
  • Pool accessory has two end caps to work with older pools
  • Four stainless steel hose clamps to discourage leakage
  • One roll of Teflon tape included in case of small leaks
  • Connector hoses for second collector is ideal for large pool coverage
  • Trilingual installation operation manual in English, French and Spanish
  • Ordering Guide for Round Pools 12' to 18' One box 21' to 24' Two boxes 27' to 28' Three boxes
  • Ordering Guide for Oval Pools 12' to 24' One box 15' to 30' OR 16' to 25' Two boxes 16' to 32' OR 18' to 34' Three boxes

Ordering Guide for Round Pools
  • 12 to 18 feet: One box
  • 21 to 24 feet: Two boxes
  • 27 to 28 feet: Three boxes
Ordering Guide for Oval Pools
  • 12 to 24 feet: One box
  • 15 to 30 OR 16 to 25 feet: Two boxes
  • 16 to 32 OR 18 to 34 feet: Three boxes


Assembly Assembly Required
Set Includes 1 Piece
Dimensions 2 ft. W x 20 ft. L
Warranty 1 Year Warranty
Model Number S220P
Country of Origin United States
  • Most Helpful

  • Great Solar Heater
    Verified Purchase

    This product worked wonderfully! It was easy to install (even for a novice like me) and the pool temperature has risen 10 degrees in a week - making it almost too warm, but that is better than freezing in my book. Just keep in mind that your pump has to be running for this to work as the water is pumped through the solar cell to heat it up. One other thing to keep in mind, the pump pressure isn't as great when the heater is hooked up - so if you want to vaccum your pool using a pump powered vaccum, you are better off disconnecting the solar heater first; but as I said, it is really easy to hook up and disconnect.

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  • Sprung a leak as soon as it was hooked up
    Verified Purchase

    As soon as it was hooked up per instructions, it started spouting water through 2 tiny holes within two of the plastic tubes. Would have been a good slip-n-slide, but I had to unhook it so I didn't continue to lose water from my pool through the unit.

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  • Sunheater Above Ground Pool Solar Heater
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    I wasn't sure what to expect with this pool solar heater and was surprised how good this actually worked. Kids love the pool more because its a little warmer so still swim on cooler days. Shipping was fast. Thanks overstock.

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  • Warm Pool
    Verified Purchase

    Good product and value for the cost. I thought each purchase was 2 panels. I have a 12 x 32 above ground pool. It has gotten temps up to 80 - 81 but not warmer. But again for value good item. Might consider for a small cost to add 2 solar panel/pump hose around 25' to the bundle. But did the job this summer.

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  • Nice product, but I needed 2 of them
    Verified Purchase

    This is my 2nd foray into solar pool heating. I bought a similar heater (different brand) summer 2011. When I went to hook it up this spring, one of the connectors broke! Since it is an odd configuration, I could not find any plumbing parts that could repair it, so i ended jerry-rigging it with various parts to get through the season. That made that heater functional, but it did leak, as i couldn't tighten down the connection appropriately. This fall, I bought the Sunheater to extend my swimming time; I am very pleased! The included (standard!) connections worked great; no leaks. My only criticism is that I have an 18' round pool, and while the documentation indicated that one heater would be enough, I think I really needed 2, as the increase in temperature was negligible. I will be ordering a second unit for use in the spring, and it looks like connecting the 2 together will be a breeze!

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  • Most Recent

  • Verified Purchase

    Kinda a pain in the butt. Didn't like it. I returned it.

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  • Heat of the sun
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    It is currently December here in Charleston, SC, the pool is covered for the winter and I have the pool solar heater set up. The pool is still too cold to swim but the pool heater is making the pool warmer so that when March comes, it won't take long for the pool to be ready.

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  • Too much trouble
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    This takes a lot of effort to put on and take off so it ended up pretty much just being stored along the side for the first year and after that we didn't even get it out so I would say save your money

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  • Lillie
    Verified Purchase

    I expected more from the description. It is basically just a long strip of hard tube that the water runs through.

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  • Good Value
    Verified Purchase

    Simple easy construction, heats up the pool nicely... Great value, easy to use..

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Questions & Answers

  • Q:

    "Does this come with roof mounting hardware"

    • A:

      It does not come with roof mounting hardware. The manufacturer recommends the following mounting kit

  • Q:

    "A pool store told me that if you do not disconnect at night, this will run and cool the water down. It's this true? "

    • A:

      Don't have to disconnect. Just turn it off. If you get a "diverter valve" you can still run the pump as it will bypass the collector.

  • Q:

    "What size is this panel. "

    • A:

      This item is approximately 2 ft. W x 20 ft. L.

  • Q:

    "Can this be used with a diverter so the heater is not in use when your water is warm enough? If so, is there a specific one needed for this unit?"

    • A:

      Hello majiqlady, I'm positive you would be able to use a diverter. I couldn't find that we have one available on

  • Q:

    "How many heaters are shown in the above photo? Can you tell me is it attached to anything or leaning up agains the pool? We have an 18" round 48" high. The heater I purchased last year didn't work at all. I'm looking for something new and this looks like it might do the trick. Thanks, Ruth"

    • A:

      Hello Ruth, thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately, the information you have requested is currently unavailable. You will receive an email notification once an answer is posted. Have a great day.

  • Q:

    "do I need to buy a kit to hook this up or hose?"

    • A:

      Hello Benjamin M., this solar heater comes with the needed hookups. I hope this helps. Have a great day!

  • Q:

    "Why did you choose this product?"

    • A:

      replace the one I have

    • A:

      Because of the review saying it heats up 10 degrees a week. I have six grandkids that love the water and I hate to see their chattering teeth. And we will use it on our hot tub when swimming season is over.

    • A:

      To heat my pool.

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