Q: What if I have a gas heater or heat pump?

Your Solar Industries system will work alongside your existing fossil fuel heater. It uses solar as the main source of heat and a gas heater or heat pump as a back-up heater. With a ‘hybrid’ pool heating system, you will have the best of both worlds.

Q: How much does it cost to heat your pool?

You have a considerable investment in owning and maintaining your swimming pool. The question should be; what is it worth to have a warm comfortable pool that you can enjoy all the benefits of, more often? A Solar Industries System will pay for itself in as little as two years. After that, you’ll be collecting dividends year after year.

Q: Is a solar pool heater simple to operate?

Yes. Most systems are completely automatic and are as easy to operate as any fossil fuel heater as well as compatible with the latest in pool automation technology.

Q: Has the cost of solar come down?

The use of solar collectors for swimming pool heating has always been the most widely used, cost-effective use of solar energy. Solar pool heating collectors are made from a special copolymer derived from fossil-fuels. As the cost of fossil-fuels rises, so does the cost of manufacturing and installation of a solar pool heater. The sooner you invest in a solar pool heating system, the more you will save and the quicker you can enjoy swimming in your own heated pool without the ever-increasing cost of a fossil-fuel heater.

Q: Do the collectors have to face south and be mounted on my roof?

Not necessarily. Though generally Solar Industries collectors are roof mounted, they should be installed where they can be in the sun a good portion of the day. Depending on the angle of the mounting surface, east and west facing systems can function equally as well.

Q: What is the best type of collector to use?

Unlike other solar pool heating systems that use tubes welded to each other or loose tubes, the Solar Industries collector uses a patented tube and curved web design that relieves stress caused by expansion and contraction. Solar Industries collectors are engineered with a direct flow system to provide optimum flow without restrictions that can cause excessive back pressure on your pool filtration system. Other collectors that use a sub-plenum create back pressure that reduces your filtration system performance. Our proven design has been in continuous operation for more than 30 years making Solar Industries the number one choice of satisfied swimming pool owners around the world.

Q: In simple terms, how does a solar heating system work?

Using the pump that circulates pool water through the filter, the water is diverted so that it flows through the many small passages of the solar collector. While passing through the collector, it’s warmed by the sun. This warm water then flows directly back into the pool. When the pool has reached your desired comfort level, the water then by-passes the solar collector and returns directly to the pool.