FAFCO® DIY Solar Pool Heater Kit - High Performance SunSaver™ System

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FAFCO® has been designing and manufacturing solar thermal products in the United States for 50 years. Through advancements in water distribution, flow, and heat transfer, FAFCO®’s patented design...
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FAFCO® has been designing and manufacturing solar thermal products in the United States for 50 years. Through advancements in water distribution, flow, and heat transfer, FAFCO®’s patented design technology has delivered solar pool heating collectors with the highest rated heating performance in the solar industry. If shear heating performance is your primary goal, FAFCO® is worth a serious look.

Oldest Solar Thermal Manufacturer in the U.S.

FAFCO® is the oldest and largest solar thermal manufacturer in the United States with over 160,000 systems and more than 1,300,000 solar collectors installed worldwide.

The FAFCO® SunSaver™ panel is manufactured in Chico, California. The panel is a specially developed parallel, circular channel design manufactured from a highly stabilized polyolefin material.

Get the most out of your swimming pool!

FAFCO® solar pool heating dramatically extends your swimming season, enabling healthy enjoyment and exercise in luxurious warm water from spring to fall.

First-time pool owners are frequently surprised by how much traditional pool heaters cost to run. Because of this, many choose not to heat the pool at all, limiting its use to only the hottest days of summer. A FAFCO® solar pool heating system can cost less to install than a gas heater and it instantly adds value to your home and from then on, your heat is free from the sun.

FAFCO® solar pool heaters simply work — and work extremely well.

The premium quality, superior technology, and second-to-none performance of FAFCO® solar collectors lead the pack with the industries hottest performing panels.

Solar is the most economically attractive option for heating your pool and extending your swim season. Compared to systems that run on electricity, fuel oil or propane, FAFCO® systems feature:

  • The shortest payback period and highest return on investment.
  • The lowest operational costs due to free solar energy.
  • The longest lifespan, thanks to the components that neither move nor corrode.
  • The lowest maintenance costs—minimal, if any.
  • The cleanest, safest and quietest source of energy.

 

THE SUNSAVER™ SYSTEM
FAFCO®'s High Performance Solar Pool Heater

SunSaver™ is the high-performance solar pool heating system that can heat your pool far beyond the few warm pool days of summer. Just as important, you won’t have to pay a dime in pool heating bills. Enjoy free heat from the sun and months more swimming fun with the oldest name in solar pool heating — FAFCO®.

  • Heat your pool to a warm, comfortable temperature with environment-friendly energy, free from the sun.
  • Extend your swim season with luxuriously warm water.
  • Dramatically reduce or eliminate pool heating costs.
  • Add value to your pool and to your home.
  • Perfect for heating either in-ground or above ground swimming pools.
  • May be either roof mounted or ground mounted.
  • Connects to existing pool equipment and filtration system.
  • Contains a larger 2-inch full-flow header pipe, preventing undue strain on your pool pump and increases overall efficiency.
  • Patented performance innovations exclusive to FAFCO® solar collectors.

 

PATENTED PERFORMANCE INNOVATIONS
Exclusive to FAFCO® Pool Solar Panels

Patented Water-Flow Metering System:

  • The most efficient metering system in the industry. A design exclusive to FAFCO® solar collectors.
  • Consists of an added “flow chamber” and “flow metering holes” between the header pipe and each individual collector tube.
  • This patented metering system eliminates hot and cold spots in each of the panels, and produces even water distribution throughout the entire system, ensuring maximum heating efficiency and optimum water pressure throughout the entire group of collectors.

Patented Fully-Wetted Surface Design:

  • SunSaver™ solar panels features nearly twice as many tubes per panel as compared to competitors.
  • Additional tubes means more water is heated by the sun, transferring virtually all available energy directly to the pool water.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

    Each DIY Kit Includes Everything You Need To:

    • Install the selected number of solar panels in a single row.
    • Mount each solar panel to your preferred installation surface (roof or rack).
    • Make water connections to and from each panel.
    • Make water connections to the systems’ supply and return plumbing lines.
      • The pipe adapters connecting the system piping to the panels are high temperate CPVC.
      • Contains the parts necessary to aid in gravity drainage of the panels and piping.

     

    The Following Components are Included in Each DIY Kit:

    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. One (1) panel kit is included for each solar panel.

    Each panel kit contains;

    • (4) Hose Clamp, ST/ST, #40
    • (2) Rubber Coupling, Short, 3 1/2″
    • (5) Dacron Strap, Cut, 65″L
    • (1) Dacron Strap, Cut, 32″L
    • (7) Tie Down Cap
    • (7) Tie Down Base

    Row Kit: Contains the parts necessary for making water connections from a row of solar pool heating panels to the systems supply and return plumbing lines. Also contains the parts necessary to aid in gravity drainage of the panels and piping. One (1) row kit is included for each system.

    Each row kit contains;

    • (6) Hose Clamp, ST/ST, #40
    • (2) Rubber Coupling, Long, 5″
    • (1) Rubber Coupling, Short, 3 1/2″
    • (1) Dacron Strap, Cut, 32″L
    • (7) Tie Down Cap
    • (7) Tie Down Base
    • (1) Vacuum Relief Valve, CPVC
    • (1) Plug, CPVC, Machined
    • (2) Adapter, Female, CPVC
    • (1) Bank Pack Instructions

    Manual Temperature Control Kit: (optional)

    Contains the valve’s necessary for manual temperature control of your solar pool heating system. A 3-port diverter valve is manually adjusted to turn solar on and off. Two isolation valves are used to completely shut off solar for maintenance and winterization (prevents water from entering the solar panels). The check valve is used to prevent water from flowing backwards through your pump & filter. Includes premium Pentair lube-free valve’s, 2″-2.5″ CPVC.

    Each manual temperature control plumbing kit contains;

    • (1) Pentair 3-Port Solar Valve w/ Drain Down, CPVC, 2″-2.5″
    • (1) Pentair 2-Port Check Valve, CPVC, 2″-2.5″
    • (2) Pentair 2-Port Isolation Valve, Positive Seal, CPVC, 2″-2.5″

      WHAT 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 matching anywhere from 50%-100% of your pools total surface area to solar collector coverage (solar panels). 

      *For example, if your pool is 500 square feet, then 50% solar coverage equals 250 square feet of solar panels, 75% solar coverage equals 375 square feet of solar panels, etc. From this point, you'll want to look at selecting a panel size that fits your installation area.

      • For a complete breakdown on how to select & size the right solar pool heating system, see our sizing help page:  

      SIZING GUIDE: How Many Panels? Which Brand?  (CLICK HERE)

        Refund Policy

        All product ordered through Solar Pool Supply may be returned for a refund provided; (a) the item(s) are returned within 30 days of receipt of shipment; (b) the item(s) arrive back in a new and unused condition with all the original packaging. If the reason for return is not the result of an error by Solar Pool Supply, the buyer will be responsible for covering the shipping costs involved with the item’s return. Any item that is returned damaged, worn, or impaired in any way will not be accepted and the buyer will need to cover the costs of shipping to have the product returned to them. A 20% restocking fee is required for all returns and will be deducted from the refund. This fee is charged to cover the costs associated with quality control inspections, product handling and processing reimbursements. All returns must be pre-approved; to receive authorization, e-mail us at contact@solarpoolsupply.com.

        Warranty Claims

        All solar heating panels “Collectors” are sold with a manufacturer’s warranty, a copy of which may be found on the brand’s page. Solar Pool Supply is not responsible for any damage incurred as the result of customer negligence or installation error and such incidents are not covered by warranty. All solar heating panels “Collectors” must be installed with new hardware for warranty coverage to apply. For all warranty claims and replacements, the customer is responsible for covering all shipping costs.

        Tips to Protect your Purchase

        Verify the condition of your product. Any product that arrives damaged or defective must be reported within 72 hours of delivery. Once this window has elapsed, the recipient acknowledges that the product has arrived free of damage or defect and accepts full responsibility for the condition of the product. Future concerns relating to the performance or function of the product must be addressed through a warranty claim subject to the terms and conditions of the manufacturer’s warranty policy.

        Use caution when walking near solar collectors.
        These products are not designed to be walked or stepped on; such actions may damage the collector and/or riser tubes. Accidental damage during installation is not covered by warranty.

        Use only new hardware.
        Reusing old hardware has been shown to damage new solar collectors. For warranty coverage to apply, all solar pool heating panels “Collectors” must be installed with new hardware.

        Use caution installing rubber couplings.
        Damage may result from couplings being pushed too far onto the header manifold, tearing outside riser tubes. This occurs when clamps are left untightened and additional collectors are added. Each side of the coupling should be tightened to the manifold before attempting to insert the other side. Using new hardware WITH internal rubber stoppers virtually eliminates this problem, however caution should still be exercised to mitigate this problem completely.

        Contacting Us

        If there are any questions regarding the terms and conditions of our current policies, please contact us using the information below. support@solarpoolsupply.com

        Terms of Service

        Solar Pool Supply is not responsible for any damage incurred as the result of customer negligence or installation error and such incidents are not covered under warranty. All solar pool heating panels “Collectors” must be installed with new hardware for warranty coverage to apply. For all warranty claims and replacements, the customer is responsible for covering all shipping costs.

        Shipping Policy

        Free shipping applies only to delivery addresses within the contiguous United States. For rates outside of this area, please give us a call to receive a shipping estimate. All orders are shipped via USPS, FedEx Home Delivery, FedEx Ground, or by FedEx Freight Priority. Orders exceeding $350 in value will be shipped with an indirect signature requirement for delivery. This measure is taken to assure these packages are delivered completely into your hands without damage, tampering, or theft.

        Product Inspection

        Upon delivery, please inspect your package(s) for any signs of damage. All packages leave our warehouse in perfect condition and therefore any damage discovered should be refused at the time of delivery. Once your package has arrived, please open and inspect the condition of your product(s). Any product found to have arrived damaged or defective must be reported within 72 hours of delivery. Once this window has elapsed, the recipient acknowledges that the product has arrived free of damage or defect and accepts full responsibility for the condition of the product. Future concerns relating to the performance or function of the product must be addressed through a warranty claim subject to the terms and conditions of the manufacturer’s warranty policy.

        Contacting Us

        If there are any questions regarding the terms and conditions of our current policies, please contact us using the information below. support@solarpoolsupply.com