The best-selling pool collector in the world with 30+ years of proven field performance!

Heliocol solar panels are constructed like no other. Unique design characteristics and innovative engineering make Heliocol one of the best solar pool heating systems available today. Heliocol provides more heat per roof than any other system on the market, works to protect your roof, and is designed to last both the test of time and weather.

Heliocol panels have several patented design features and are built to be environmentally safe, maintenance free and roof friendly. Each component is made to be extremely durable and virtually maintenance free.

The most requested solar panel by insurance carriers for replacing systems in high wind environments!

  • Patented design for a virtually maintenance free solar pool heating experience.
  • Saves you time and energy by eliminating parts that require regular maintenance and repair.
  • Individual tubes, a patented mounting system, uni-body construction, and an open flow design.
  • An average of 50%-60% fewer roof penetrations and still withstands the strongest winds in the industry.
  • Protected by a 12-year warranty with freeze protection & a bonus lifetime limited warranty, the most comprehensive coverage you’ll find.

Provides the most aesthetically pleasing appearance with no gaps between panels.

Heliocol systems are known for their design excellence and have a proven track record for efficiency, reliability, and safety. Panels feature individual tubes, a patented mounting system, a uni-body construction, and an open flow design. These features work together to provide extreme durability, efficient heating, and a virtually maintenance free solar pool heating experience.

Most importantly, Heliocol saves you time and energy by eliminated parts that require regular replacement and repair. The balance of design, excellence and durability makes Heliocol one of the finest options for residential or commercial solar pool heating applications.

Industry Leading Warranty Protection

Heliocol solar panels come with an industry leading 12-year warranty protection that includes both freeze protection and a bonus lifetime limited warranty; the longest, most comprehensive warranty in the industry.

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How Its Made

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Product Certifications

  • NSF-50: Ensures the safety and performance of its products when used for public pools, spas, and recreational water facilities.
  • ISO 9001: Quality Management Standards
  • ISO 14001: Environmental protection by the International Organization for Standardization.
  • SRCC OG-100: Certified for safety, durability, and performance by the Solar Rating and Certification Corporation.
  • SRCC OG-400: The most current standard; this certification is a mark of quality, safety, durability and proper integration with pool designs and plumbing systems.

Design Excellence & Innovative Engineering

  • 1. One-Piece Unibody Construction:

Over-Molding Injection Technology is a one of a kind injection process that creates a reliable, robust collector with no failure points and no leaks.

The over-molded header is formed over each individual tube and fused together during construction, producing the strongest possible connection.

Over-molding eliminates cracks and welds for a longer lasting, maintenance-free system.

  • 2. Separated Tube Design:

Open design resists lift and stays put even in high winds.

Protects the roof by allowing rapid moisture evaporation.

No need to install tie down straps.

  1. 3. Mounting Sleds:

Prevent abrasion to the panel and roof when expanding and contracting.

Sleds maintain alignment of individual riser tubes.

  1. 4. Patented Clamping System:

Eliminates rubber hoses and metal clamps that require regular rooftop maintenance and replacement, saving you time and energy.

Allow panels to be mounted closer together for a more efficient and more attractive system (the most aesthetically pleasing appearance with no gaps between solar panels).

A proven record of being the best industry method for connecting the panels to each other and to main piping lines.

  1. 5. Alligator Clamp Mounting System:

A strapless mounting system allows for expansion and contraction and fewer roof penetrations.

One of the industries most secure methods for securing solar panels to an installation surface.

  1. 6. Open Flow Design:

Each and every individual tube opens directly into the header, increasing flow and virtually eliminating back-pressure (saves wear and tear on pool pumps).

Heliocol

Chosen to Heat the
Olympic Pools for the
Summer Olympic Games

Atlanta, Georgia 1996
Athens, Greece 2004
Beijing, China 2008


Residential

A swimming pool is a significant investment that should be enjoyed to the fullest extent. This is why over 200,000 customers worldwide heat their pools with Heliocol. Going solar can also increase your property value while saving energy and money.


Commercial

Heliocol panels were even chosen to heat the Olympic pool for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia; 2004 in Athens, Greece and 2008 in Beijing, China.

On average, a 100 panel system will save 2,400 gallons of LP fuel per month. The United States Department of Energy stated that commercial solar pool heating is the most effective application of renewable energy available today.

How Many Panels Do I Need?

To find out precisely what size system (how many panels) will adequately heat your pool and provide the results your looks for, see our page on "How to Size Your System". All the factors are discussed and we will help you identify the best system for your pool, climate zone & heating goals.

What Parts Do I Need?

Panel Kit

  • Contains the parts necessary for installing a solar pool panel to a supporting surface and making water connections from one panel to another.
  • (1) panel kit is required for each solar panel.

Row Kit

  • Contains the parts necessary to connect the feed and return plumbing lines and cap the opposing ends within a single row of solar pool heating panels.
  • (1) row kit is required for each row of solar panels.

Row Spacer Kit

  • Contains the parts necessary to bypass mounting surface obstructions larger than 6" such as roof vents, skylights and exhaust fans. Allows connection of PVC pipe between the panels to provide proper clearance of the obstruction. Row Spacer Kits are also used to connect collectors into one row that are on different roof levels or that are facing different directions.

Vacuum Relief Valve Attachment Set:

  • Contains the parts necessary to aid in gravity drainage of the panels and piping. Vacuum relief valves allow air to enter the solar pool heating system when the pool pump is turned off and facilitate water drainage from the panels. This is especially important when winterizing your panels to prevent freeze damage.
  • One (1) set is required for each system.

D.I.Y. SYSTEM KITS

Take the guess work out with one of our DIY system kits. Each kit contains everything you need.

  • Install your chosen number of solar panels in a single row. *If the system is being broken-up into multiple rows, one additional row kit will be required for each added row. Please contact us if you need assistance with multi-bank / custom systems.
  • Mount solar panels to your preferred installation surface; roof or rack.
  • Make water connections to and from each panel.
    • Make water connections to your supply and return plumbing lines.
    • Allow for gravity drainage of the panels and piping when the pump is turned off (water drains back to your pool through the supply plumbing line).

What Parts are Included in the Kit?

The following installation hardware is included in a Heliocol DIY kit. The row kit and panel kits are always included while the row spacer kit is sold separately.

Panel Kit

  • Contains the parts necessary for installing a solar pool panel to a supporting surface and making water connections from one panel to another.
  • (1) panel kit is required for each solar panel.

Row Kit

  • Contains the parts necessary to connect the feed and return plumbing lines and cap the opposing ends within a single row of solar pool heating panels.
  • (1) row kit is required for each row of solar panels.

Vacuum Relief Valve Attachment Set

  • Contains the parts necessary to aid in gravity drainage of the panels and piping. Vacuum relief valves allow air to enter the solar pool heating system when the pool pump is turned off and facilitate water drainage from the panels. This is especially important when winterizing your panels to prevent freeze damage.
  • One (1) set is required for each system.

Each Installation Hardware Kit Includes the Following:

Panel Kit

  • (2) Gator Clamp, Top Header (Short)
  • (2) Gator Clamp, Lower Header (Long)
  • (2) PPC, Panel Clamp Assembly
  • (8) Gator Clamp Screw

Row Kit

    • (2) PPC, Panel Clamp Assembly
    • (2) End Cap
    • (2) Pipe Connector, CPVC

Vacuum Relief Valve Attachment Set

      • (1) Vacuum Relief Valve, 3/4" MPT
      • (1) Reducer Bushing, Spigot X FPT, 2" X 0.75"
      • (1) PVC Pipe Fitting, Tee, Slip X Slip X Slip, White, 2"

Which Size System Do I Need?

The most relevant aspect of sizing a system is based on the square footage of your pool. We typically recommend anywhere from 50%-100% solar panel to pool square foot coverage based on a number of different variables including, weather, shade, install direction, wind, climate region, performance expectations, etc. For example, if your pool is 500 square feet, then 50% coverage would be 250 square feet of panels, 75% coverage would be 375 square feet of panels, etc. From there it is selecting a panel size that fits your installation area.

To find out precisely what size system (how many panels) will adequately heat your pool and provide the results your looks for, see our page on "How to Size Your System". All the factors are discussed and we will help you identify the best system for your pool, climate zone & heating goals.