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BRAND COMPARISON

BRAND COMPARISON

SwimEasy FAFCO SwimJoy Heliocol SwimLux

PROS

PROS

PROS

PROS

PROS

  • Easy Installation
  • High Heat Output
  • Cost Value
  • Great All Purpose System
  • Very High Heat Output
  • Quality Components
  • Easy Installation
  • Aesthetic Appearance
  • Virtually Indestructible
  • No Strapping Required
  • Improved Freeze Resistance
  • Wind Lift Resistance
  • Virtually Indestructible
  • No Strapping Required
  • Minimal Roof Penetration
  • Almost No Gap Between Panels
  • Warmer Output at Lower Ambient Temperature
  • Aesthetic Appearance
  • Ideal For All Year Round Pools
  • Maximizes Limited Roof Space

CONS

CONS

CONS

CONS

CONS

  • Requires Tie-Down Strapping
  • Moderate Components
  • Requires Tie-Down Strapping
  • Fragile Panel Design
  • Heat Loss Can Occur in Windy Climates
  • Timely Installation
  • Heat Loss Can Occur in Windy Climates
  • Timely Installation
  • Timely Installation
SwimEasy FAFCO SwimJoy Heliocol SwimLux

PROS

PROS

PROS

PROS

PROS

  • Easy Installation
  • High Heat Output
  • Cost Value
  • Great All Purpose System
  • Very High Heat Output
  • Quality Components
  • Easy Installation
  • Aesthetic Appearance
  • Virtually Indestructible
  • No Strapping Required
  • Improved Freeze Resistance
  • Wind Lift Resistance
  • Virtually Indestructible
  • No Strapping Required
  • Minimal Roof Penetration
  • Almost No Gap Between Panels
  • Warmer Output at Lower Ambient Temperature
  • Aesthetic Appearance
  • Ideal For All Year Round Pools
  • Maximizes Limited Roof Space

CONS

CONS

CONS

CONS

CONS

  • Requires Tie-Down Strapping
  • Moderate Components
  • Requires Tie-Down Strapping
  • Fragile Panel Design
  • Heat Loss can Occur in Windy Climates
  • Timely Installation
  • Heat Loss can Occur in Windy Climates
  • Timely Installation
  • Timely Installation
SwimEasy FAFCO SwimJoy Heliocol SwimLux

PROS

PROS

PROS

PROS

PROS

  • Easy Installation
  • High Heat Output
  • Cost Value
  • Great All Purpose System
  • Very High Heat Output
  • Quality Components
  • Easy Installation
  • Aesthetic Appearance
  • Virtually Indestructible
  • No Strapping Required
  • Improved Freeze Resistance
  • Wind Lift Resistance
  • Virtually Indestructible
  • No Strapping Required
  • Minimal Roof Penetration
  • Almost No Gap Between Panels
  • Warmer Output at Lower Ambient Temperature
  • Aesthetic Appearance
  • Ideal For All Year Round Pools
  • Maximizes Limited Roof Space

CONS

CONS

CONS

CONS

CONS

  • Requires Tie-Down Strapping
  • Moderate Components
  • Requires Tie-Down Strapping
  • Fragile Panel Design
  • Heat Loss can Occur in Windy Climates
  • Timely Installation
  • Heat Loss can Occur in Windy Climates
  • Timely Installation
  • Timely Installation

SIDE-BY-SIDE COMPARISON TOOL

COMPARISON TOOL

COMPARISON TOOL

SwimLux

Rating Category Rating Score

Life Expectancy

Ease of Install

Freeze Resistance

Heating Performance

Low Wind Climates

Heating Performance

Windy Climates

Recommended Flow Rate

4 - 5 GPM

Operating Pressure

90 PSI

Ideal Roof Type

Shingle or Tile

Ideal Climate

Any

Warranty

12-Year Full / Lifetime Limited

SwimEasy

Rating Category Rating Score

Life Expectancy

Ease of Install

Freeze Resistance

Heating Performance

Low Wind Climates

Heating Performance

Windy Climates

Recommended Flow Rate

3.5 - 5 GPM

Operating Pressure

50 PSI

Ideal Roof Type

Shingle

Ideal Climate

Moderate Wind / Moderate Winter

Warranty

5-Year Full / 10-Year

SwimJoy

Rating Category Rating Score

Life Expectancy

Ease of Install

Freeze Resistance

Heating Performance

Low Wind Climates

Heating Performance

Windy Climates

Recommended Flow Rate

3 - 7 GPM

Operating Pressure

90 PSI

Ideal Roof Type

Shingle or Tile

Ideal Climate

Low Wind / Any Winter

Warranty

12-Year Full / Lifetime Limited

FAFCO

Rating Category Rating Score

Life Expectancy

Ease of Install

Freeze Resistance

Heating Performance

Low Wind Climates

Heating Performance

Windy Climates

Recommended Flow Rate

3.2 - 4.8 GPM

Operating Pressure

30 PSI

Ideal Roof Type

Shingle

Ideal Climate

Moderate Wind / Mild Winter

Warranty

12-Year Limited

Heliocol

Rating Category Rating Score

Life Expectancy

Ease of Install

Freeze Resistance

Heating Performance

Low Wind Climates

Heating Performance

Windy Climates

Recommended Flow Rate

3 - 7 GPM

Operating Pressure

90 PSI

Ideal Roof Type

Shingle or Tile

Ideal Climate

Low Wind / Any Winter

Warranty

12-Year Full / Lifetime Limited

SwimLux

Rating Category Rating Score

Life Expectancy

Ease of Install

Freeze Resistance

Heating Performance

Low Wind Climates

Heating Performance

Windy Climates

Recommended Flow Rate

4 - 5 GPM

Operating Pressure

90 PSI

Ideal Roof Type

Shingle or Tile

Ideal Climate

Any

Warranty

12-Year Full / Lifetime Limited

SwimEasy

Rating Category Rating Score

Life Expectancy

Ease of Install

Freeze Resistance

Heating Performance

Low Wind Climates

Heating Performance

Windy Climates

Recommended Flow Rate

3.5 - 5 GPM

Operating Pressure

50 PSI

Ideal Roof Type

Shingle

Ideal Climate

Moderate Wind / Moderate Winter

Warranty

5-Year Full / 10-Year

SwimJoy

Rating Category Rating Score

Life Expectancy

Ease of Install

Freeze Resistance

Heating Performance

Low Wind Climates

Heating Performance

Windy Climates

Recommended Flow Rate

3 - 7 GPM

Operating Pressure

90 PSI

Ideal Roof Type

Shingle or Tile

Ideal Climate

Low Wind / Any Winter

Warranty

12-Year Full / Lifetime Limited

FAFCO

Rating Category Rating Score

Life Expectancy

Ease of Install

Freeze Resistance

Heating Performance

Low Wind Climates

Heating Performance

Windy Climates

Recommended Flow Rate

3.2 - 4.8 GPM

Operating Pressure

30 PSI

Ideal Roof Type

Shingle

Ideal Climate

Moderate Wind / Mild Winter

Warranty

12-Year Limited

Heliocol

Rating Category Rating Score

Life Expectancy

Ease of Install

Freeze Resistance

Heating Performance

Low Wind Climates

Heating Performance

Windy Climates

Recommended Flow Rate

3 - 7 GPM

Operating Pressure

90 PSI

Ideal Roof Type

Shingle or Tile

Ideal Climate

Low Wind / Any Winter

Warranty

12-Year Full / Lifetime Limited

SwimEasy

Rating Type Rating Score

Life Expectancy

Ease of Install

Freeze Resistance

Heating Performance

Low Wind Climates

Heating Performance

Windy Climates

Recommended Flow Rate

3.5 - 5 GPM

Operating Pressure

50 PSI

Ideal Roof Type

Shingle

Ideal Climate

Moderate Wind / Moderate Winter

Warranty

5-Year Full / 10-Year

FAFCO

Rating Type Rating Score

Life Expectancy

Ease of Install

Freeze Resistance

Heating Performance

Low Wind Climates

Heating Performance

Windy Climates

Recommended Flow Rate

3.2 - 4.8 GPM

Operating Pressure

30 PSI

Ideal Roof Type

Shingle

Ideal Climate

Moderate Wind / Mild Winter

Warranty

12-Year Limited

SwimJoy

Rating Type Rating Score

Life Expectancy

Ease of Install

Freeze Resistance

Heating Performance

Low Wind Climates

Heating Performance

Windy Climates

Recommended Flow Rate

3 - 7 GPM

Operating Pressure

90 PSI

Ideal Roof Type

Shingle or Tile

Ideal Climate

Low Wind / Any Winter

Warranty

12-Year Full / Lifetime Limited

Heliocol

Rating Type Rating Score

Life Expectancy

Ease of Install

Freeze Resistance

Heating Performance

Low Wind Climates

Heating Performance

Windy Climates

Recommended Flow Rate

3 - 7 GPM

Operating Pressure

90 PSI

Ideal Roof Type

Shingle or Tile

Ideal Climate

Low Wind / Any Winter

Warranty

12-Year Full / Lifetime Limited

SwimLux

Rating Type Rating Score

Life Expectancy

Ease of Install

Freeze Resistance

Heating Performance

Low Wind Climates

Heating Performance

Windy Climates

Recommended Flow Rate

4 - 5 GPM

Operating Pressure

90 PSI

Ideal Roof Type

Shingle or Tile

Ideal Climate

Any

Warranty

12-Year Full / Lifetime Limited

SwimEasy

Rating Category Rating Score

Life Expectancy

Ease of Install

Freeze Resistance

Heating Performance

Low Wind Climates

Heating Performance

Windy Climates

Rec. Flow Rate

3.5 - 5 GPM

Operating Pressure

50 PSI

Ideal Roof Type

Shingle

Ideal Climate

Moderate Wind / Moderate Winter

Warranty

5 Year Full / 10 Year Limited

FAFCO

Rating Category Rating Score

Life Expectancy

Ease of Install

Freeze Resistance

Heating Performance

Low Wind Climates

Heating Performance

Windy Climates

Rec. Flow Rate

3.2 - 4.8 GPM

Operating Pressure

30 PSI

Ideal Roof Type

Shingle

Ideal Climate

Moderate Wind / Mild Winter

Warranty

12 Year Limited

SwimJoy

Rating Category Rating Score

Life Expectancy

Ease of Install

Freeze Resistance

Heating Performance

Low Wind Climates

Heating Performance

Windy Climates

Rec. Flow Rate

3 - 7 GPM

Operating Pressure

90 PSI

Ideal Roof Type

Shingle or Tile

Ideal Climate

Low Wind / Any Winter

Warranty

12 Year Full / Lifetime Limited

Heliocol

Rating Category Rating Score

Life Expectancy

Ease of Install

Freeze Resistance

Heating Performance

Low Wind Climates

Heating Performance

Windy Climates

Rec. Flow Rate

3 - 7 GPM

Operating Pressure

90 PSI

Ideal Roof Type

Shingle or Tile

Ideal Climate

Low Wind / Any Winter

Warranty

12 Year Full / Lifetime Limited

SwimLux

Rating Category Rating Score

Life Expectancy

Ease of Install

Freeze Resistance

Heating Performance

Low Wind Climates

Heating Performance

Windy Climates

Rec. Flow Rate

4 - 5 GPM

Operating Pressure

90 PSI

Ideal Roof Type

Shingle or Tile

Ideal Climate

Any

Warranty

12 Year Full / Lifetime Limited