Why heat my pool?
When you bought your pool, it was for many reasons like having fun with the family, entertaining friends, exercise, those quiet relaxing moments or perhaps even for therapeutic reasons. I bet, you spent a lot of time making the decision to invest in a quality swimming pool, furniture, fencing and accompanying items that go along with a pool. With this kind of investment, you are expecting to get the most use out of your pool. If your pool is frequently too cold (22 degrees & below) swimming is extremely uncomfortable. You are not making full use of your investment. Hi-Temp solar pool heating can effectively double the length of your pool season, by extending it to between 8 to 10 months of the year.
Millions of people worldwide enjoy having a solar heated swimming pool. Heating swimming pools is today the largest use of solar energy in the world and there are good reasons for this.
Savings: The initial cost of a Hi-Temp Solar system for a pool or spa is about 35% of the use of a heat pump. Therefore savings are guaranteed with a solar heated pool.
Reliability and safety: Solar heating systems have no heat exchangers, that fail from corrosion, no fan motors or compressors to break down. no re-gassing, therefore no maintenance is required. Your investment in a solar heating system is protected by a 12-year warranty on leaking panels. Solar systems have been in use for many years. Hi-Temp Solar systems use no gas or electricity, they just keep heating your pool quietly, safely and reliably, year after year using your existing pool pump.
Protect the environment: You can enjoy the comfort of your solar heated pool, knowing that you are using an environmentally friendly energy source, while you conserve our natural resources.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Solar heat is FREE HEAT!
How well will the Hi-Temp Panels heat my pool?
If you follow our recommended number of panels, and have proper exposure to the sun (at least 10am to 3pm), your pool will be increase 6 to 12 degrees warmer than it was before you heated it, under the same weather conditions.
Because of evaporation of water from the surface of the pool, the cooling of the water occurs. Naturally the larger the solar collector area, the more of the sun’s energy is collected and transferred to the pool. Therefore, the larger the solar collector area is in relation to the surface area of the pool, the warmer the pool water will be.
Solar energy is just another fuel with which to heat your pool. A properly designed solar pool system can achieve the same results as other fuels. On days when you can relax comfortably in a bathing suit at poolside, but the water is too cold for swimming, solar energy can heat your pool to a temperature comfortable for swimming.
How much do the Solar Pool Panels weigh?
Sunseeker Panels: Empty 6kg | with water 12kg
Sunseeker pro panels: Empty 10kg | with water 16kg
*Above are approximate weights.
What are the monthly running costs to heat my pool with Hi-Temp Panels?
Solar energy is FREE, so there are no running costs!
Do the Hi-Temp Panels have to be North facing?
North facing is not necessary. The solar panels should be installed where the sun is on them from at least 10am to 3 pm each day. Depending on the angle of the mounting surface, east and west facing systems can function equally as well. Hi-Temp solar panels can be fitted on any roof, including a flat roof.
Will my pool pump be suitable?
80% of swimming pools have a pump rating of 0.75kW or 1.1kW installed. These pumps will effectively circulate your pool water through the solar panels with very little extra load. The specifications for the speck pumps are as follows:
0.45 kW- at 4m dynamic head, will pump 14.5 sq.m/hr of water
0.75 kW- at 9m dynamic head, will pump 14.5 sq.m/hr of water
1.1 kW- at 16m dynamic head, will pump 14.5 sq.m/hr of water
1.5 kW- at 22m dynamic head, will pump 14.5 sq.m/hr of water
How can I compare Hi-Temp Panels to Heat Pumps?
Heat pumps are basically an air conditioner in reverse. Electric heat pumps are generally three times the cost of a Hi Temp solar heating system. Electricity is needed to operate the unit, which could cost you between R180 and R500 per month depending on the make & model size. The unit also needs to be serviced annually. The main benefit is that it is not reliant on the weather therefore you can achieve a constant temperature throughout the year.
Why are the prices so low?
As we are a plastic manufacturing company, we are in a position to keep costs down. Every part off the Hi Temp Solar Panel is manufactured at our factory in Killarney Gardens. We extrude all the 7mm piping from Virgin HDPE which has 10% carbon black & UV stabilizer added, this ensures a long lifespan. The ‘rubber grommets’ are injection moulded using virgin Santoprene or Multibase G polymer. No materials used for manufacture are reground or second grade. Only the highest quality materials are used. Because of the fact that every part of the panel is manufactured on site and not bought out, we can better any price in the market place. Feel free to visit our factory and see the panels being manufactured.