Fibre-Tech Pools

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Electrical Pool Heating

Electrical heating

Electrical heating of pools is economical with pumps that have a 3 – 1 heat ratio. Solar heating can provide from a minimal to a substantial heat input.

Pool Solar Heating

Solar heating

Advantages of Solar Panels

  • No moisture build-up under collectors that could cause premature roof deterioration
  • The unique design virtually eliminates wind load, making it ideal for windy provinces
  • Collector is easy to install and operate
  • Repairs can easily be done on-site
  • 12 Year warranty

Solar panels (made of durable and hard-wearing HDPE) are fitted to the roof. Water from the pool is channeled through the panels and is heated by the sun's rays. The water is then returned to the pool by the existing pool pump. With such an efficient system temperatures between 22º C and 41º C are achieved. This system not only absorbs heat directly from the sun, but absorbs heat by conduction from your roof. In effect, the roof becomes part of the solar system.

How it works

We measure the surface area of the pool(LxB) and divide by 3.6 and this will give us the number of panels required for your pool. This formula is used assuming the swimming pool average depth is 1.5m. Then we find a roof area that is within 15m of the pool pump and not more than 6m higher than the pump. We check that the area chosen, for the panels, has sun from at least 10am to 3pm. Our technicians lay the panels on the roof or any other structure and secure panels with 2 coated wires per panel to the roof. The coated wire is secured to roof coping or pushed under the tiles and secured to batons/trusses. Once the panels are all secured in a line PVC glue is used to couple the panels with straight couplings.

Using 50mm SABS PVC pipe, we couple to return line of filtration system and run pipe to panels, glue to straight coupling of panel. We use the opposite corner for your return line to create cross feed through panels, preventing air locks.