Solar Pool Heating Brand Comparison

SwimEasy Fafco Swim Joy Heliocol Swim Lux

PROS:

Easy Installation

High Heat Output

Cost Value

Great “All Purpose System”

PROS:

Very High Heat Output

Quality Components

Easy Installation

Aesthetic Appearance

PROS:

Virtually Indestructible

No Strapping Required

Improved Freeze Resistance

Wind Lift Resistance

PROS:

Virtually Indestructible

No Strapping Required

Minimal Roof Penetration

Almost No Gap Between Panels

PROS:

Warmer Output at Lower Ambient Temperature

Aesthetic Appearance

Ideal For All Year Round Pools

Maximizes Limited Roof Space

CONS:

Requires Tie-Down Strapping

Moderate Components

CONS:

Requires Tie-Down Strapping

Fragile Panel Design

CONS:

Heat Loss in Windy Climates

Timely Installation

CONS:

Heat Loss in Windy Climates

Timely Installation

CONS:

Price

Timely Installation

SwimEasy

Rating Type Star Rating (1-low | 5-high)

Life Expectancy

3 Star

Ease of Install

4 Star

Freeze Resistance

3 Star

Heating Performance

 Low Wind Climate - 4 Star

 Windy Climate - 3 Star

Flow Rate

3.5 - 5.0 GPM

Operating Pressure

50 PSI

Preferred Roof

Shingle

Ideal Climate

Moderate Wind, Moderate Winter

Warranty

10 Year Limited

Fafco

Rating Type Star Rating (1-low | 5-high)

Life Expectancy

3 Star

Ease of Install

3 Star

Freeze Resistance

2 Star

Heating Performance

 Low Wind Climate - 4 Star

 Windy Climate - 3 Star

Flow Rate

3.2 - 4.8 GPM

Operating Pressure

30 PSI

Preferred Roof

Shingle

Ideal Climate

Moderate Wind, Mild Winter

Warranty

12 Year Limited

Swim Joy

Rating Type Star Rating (1-low | 5-high)

Life Expectancy

4 Star

Ease of Install

2 Star

Freeze Resistance

4 Star

Heating Performance

 Low Wind Climate - 4 Star

 Windy Climate - 2 Star

Flow Rate

3.0 - 7.0 GPM

Operating Pressure

90 PSI

Preferred Roof

Shingle or Tile

Ideal Climate

Mild Wind, Any Winter

Warranty

Lifetime Limited

Heliocol

Rating Type Star Rating (1-low | 5-high)

Life Expectancy

4 Star

Ease of Install

2 Star

Freeze Resistance

4 Star

Heating Performance

 Low Wind Climate - 4 Star

 Windy Climate - 2 Star

Flow Rate

3.0 - 7.0 GPM

Operating Pressure

90 PSI

Preferred Roof

Shingle or Tile

Ideal Climate

Mild Wind, Any Winter

Warranty

Lifetime Limited

Swim Lux

Rating Type Star Rating (1-low | 5-high)

Life Expectancy

4 Star

Ease of Install

2 Star

Freeze Resistance

4 Star

Heating Performance

 Low Wind Climate - 4 Star

 Windy Climate - 4 Star

Flow Rate

4.0 - 5.0 GPM

Operating Pressure

90 PSI

Preferred Roof

Shingle or Tile

Ideal Climate

Coastal, Windy, Cooler Climates

Warranty

Lifetime Limited