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See below for our Frquently Asked Questions.

Solco’s design is very simplistic. There are no moving parts and no maintenance is required. The panels are “hollow” on the inside. Water is pumped via the pool pump through the “channels” in the panels. The panels absorb heat from the sun and transfer the heat into water as it flows through the panels.

A Solco Fully wetted pool heating panel is a fresh new look at heating swimming pools, yet our CoruSol© design is proven over decades to deliver astonishing results.

Solco’s Fully Wetted panels have no gaps between water channels.  The water channels are inside the panels.

Each panel works like a giant heat producing assembly line. As water flows through each panel, heat captured from the sun, is transferred from one channel to the next in a smooth motion, giving you heated water so comfortable, your pool will be begging you to swim.

For a thorough explanation on fully wetted panels click here

Depending on the difficulty – Ie: Trenches, paving, roof height an average installation can vary anywhere from 3-7 hours. Normally an installation is done in one day.
Depending on the weather the average pool with a SOLCO SOLAR pool heating system takes between 3-5 days to reach optimum comfort levels.

REMEMBER, Solco Solar uses “FULLY WETTED” Solar panels – so the ratio is apporximately 1 panel for evey 10,000 to 12,000 liters of water.

The following table should help you to gauge approximately how many SOLID FULLY WETTED PANELS are  required to get the pool comfortable. (we do recommend calling us for a free consultation)

Pool Size Volume Panels
3 x 5 22,500 2
4 x 6 36,000 3
4 x 8 48,000 4
5 x 8 60,000 5
5 x 9 67,000 6
5 x 10 75,000 7

Yes, we supply you with the following when you purchase a DIY pool heating system

  1. Solco Superheat Panels
  2. The system pack (clamps, connectors, glue, PVC fittings, roof strapping, valves….etc)
  3. Piping, if required
The majority of pumps are strong enough to cope with the extra pressure of a solar pool heating system. There may be cases when Solco will recommend an upgrade of the current pump. This can be established by one of our consultants.
Solco’s solar pool heating panels are made from Polyproylene, SOLCO can fit panels on THATCH, CONCRETE, METAL, TILE, SLATE, SHINGLES and just about most other surfaces.

Because Solco has been installing pool heating systems for over 25 years, we are able to base our water heating solutions on experience as well as technical know-how. A SOLCO pool heating system has no moving parts and is designed to do only one thing – HEAT WATER. If, however you wish to increase the temperature of the water, there a two ways of achieving this:

  • Simply adding more panels to the existing system – it is best to consult with one of our representatives when you decide to increase the water temperature.
  • Installing a pool blanket – generally this is the route to go if there is no roof space of it the thermal loss during the evening is greater than 5 degrees Celsius.
Solco’s panels are designed to work without any external aid to compensate for inefficiency, but there may be cases where this is necessary. A pool cover does however, save on the use of chemicals as well as aid in the retention of heat during the evening.

Some Reasons to consider heating your pool with a Solco Solar pool heating system:

  • The Solar pool heating panels we use have proven for more than 25 years that they outlast and out perform other types of pool heating systems.
  • Most pool users only use their pools a few times a year. With a SOLCO POOL HEATING  system installed, swimming time could be increased significantly
  • Whether you just want to take the chill off the water or get into a steaming hot pool, we can provide you with the correct solution.
  • We have highly qualified installers providing you with peace of mind when installing your pool heating system.
  • It only takes a couple of hours to install the average pool heating system and we can have you enjoying your pool  in comfort in a very short space of time
  • All our systems carry a full guarantee.