Phoenix Solar Pool Heater
A Suntrek Solar Pool Heater is engineered for maximum performance and all our solar heaters are scientifically designed with unique “continuous turbulent flow” water channels. We utilize this innovative design to improve the transformation of sun energy into solar thermal energy for heating your pool’s water. The material used for Suntrek’s thermal heaters is a specially formulated EPDM elastomer, which under normal operating conditions will have a useful life of more than 20 years with a Suntrek heater warranty for 15 years. The Suntrek solar heater becomes virtually a permanent part of your pool adding considerable value to your home.
Phoenix Solar Pool Heating
Suntrek Solar Pool Heating Systems are custom designed for installation by our Suntrek crew or our personnel will assist you in the design of your own solar pool heating system. No matter who is responsible for installing your solar pool heater the following three steps will begin the process of preparing your home for your solar pool heater.
1. The process begins by measuring the average length and the average width of your pool in order to determine the total surface area required for your solar pool heater. For example, if your pool is 20 ft. x 30 ft this equals 600 square feet of solar swimming pool and if you have a spa this square footage must also be included.
2. The second step is to calculate your solar pool coverage. For every square foot of solar pool surface area in your property, you will need at least 50% in solar square footage. This is the suggested minimum size based on typical solar heating performance in Phoenix and past customer satisfaction. Larger solar pool panel systems can be used to gain even higher temperatures and a longer swimming season. For most applications 80% coverage is optimum for comfortable swimming temperatures and a maximum solar pool swim season.
3. The third step is to consider all possible locations for installing your solar collectors at your home. You can use any sloped roof that does not face to the north with the most effective angle orientations towards the south, west, east and flat. Suntrek collectors may be placed on any roof or patio cover and it is permissible to place Suntrek solar panels on more than one roof area to gain the desired total square footage. Direct Phoenix sunshine hitting the solar panel collectors is what produces heat for solar pools.
Solar Heating Your Pool in Phoenix
Suntrek’s solar pool heating system heats your pool water by setting up a detour of the pool water from the pool’s filter to the solar heater during the pool’s daily filtration cycle that heats the pool for free with no additional operating costs. Just set your time clock to run the filter cycle during the hours the sun shines by turning the solar valve to the on position or the off position or even easier – install a Compool PVT-2S solar valve that is used to control water flow to the solar collectors in your Phoenix home. The solar valve has a drain down feature which allows water in the collectors to automatically drain back into the pool at night when used with the Suntrek Compool LX220 solar control system.