Above Ground Swimming Pool Solar Heater DIY Kit (SwimEasy Lite - Maximum Heat Package)

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$485.57 Regular price $571.26

SwimEasy Lite utilizes our high-performance SwimEasy solar collector, combined with a base set of hardware for connecting this panel to standard above-ground swimming pool systems; primarily flex hose...
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SwimEasy Lite utilizes our high-performance SwimEasy solar collector, combined with a base set of hardware for connecting this panel to standard above-ground swimming pool systems; primarily flex hose style connections (either 1.25" or 1.5"). Each kit includes new to market flex hose adapters specially designed to allow for a high performance connection from flex hose to solar collector without any threaded fittings or attachment points. These specialized adapters maximize flow through the system, using the same connection type found on premium inground systems. We have done all we can to create a high-performance package at the lowest costs possible for above ground pool system setups!
  • The ground mounted package includes the base set of hardware needed to connect the solar panel(s) together, and make water connections to standard above ground flex hose. These parts include durable UV-resistant EPDM rubber couplings, stainless-steel hose clamps, and our new premium CPVC flex hose adapters.
  • The roof mounted package includes everything from the ground mounted package along with the materials needed to secure the panels to a roof or rack. This includes stainless steel header mounting brackets, strap brackets, a set of pipe adapters allowing the system to be connected to 1.5" PVC pipe, high-strength woven polyester body straps, and flashing bases for an enhanced seal at each mounting location, The roof mounted package also includes a vacuum relief valve to allow for automatic gravity drainage of the panels and piping.

No Threaded Fittings!

Introducing a revolutionary breakthrough to the swimming pool industry - specially designed adapters which provide a completely leak-free seal, whether you want to connect to flex hose or PVC pipe! All without the use of any threaded fittings.

High-Performance Solar Panels

The SwimEasy solar collector is the perfect choice for those looking for a max heating performance. This panel has been used by installers across the country for decades for one simple reason; it works, and keeps on working. Each panel is built from high-grade materials proven to last in all types of weather and deliver long life expectancies.

Each collector is thermally-welded and insert-molded. A direct, metered manifold delivers a balanced flow through the collector and prevents hot-spots. A tube-and-web design separates each individual round tube by a thin strip or “web”. This design allows for normal expansion and contraction while collecting more heat. It also minimizes the amount of heat lost from wind passing over the riser tubes.

State of the Art Manufacturing

SwimEasy solar collectors are made in USA and undergo state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques designed to significantly increase the materials resistance to UV light. This process eliminates the inherent quality issues that plague cheaply manufactured products which typically see a lifespan of only 1-2 years.

Each panel is manufactured from precompounded polypropylene with synergistic antioxidants and UV screen including carbon black. These special additives play a vital role in developing a panel capable of withstanding the harsh conditions of a rooftop, in all types of weather, for years to come. Each panel is put up against more than 40 quality control inspections throughout the entire manufacturing process to ensure the final product.

 

Specially Designed Pipe Connectors - No Threaded Fittings!

New to market adapters previously unavailable for above ground, flex hose style swimming pools. These adapters use O-ring attachments for a secure, leak-free seal to PVC Pipe, Rubber Coupling Hoses, Valves & Flex Hose.

Our goal was to bring the standards used for high pressure inground pool systems to the above ground market. These adapters allow for flex hose to be connected to our premium SwimEasy system.

SwimEasy Lite's specialized adapters will connect either 1.25" or 1.5" flex hose directly to the SwimEasy solar panel (adapters to connect to 1.5" PVC pipe are also included with the roof mounted packages)

 

STATE OF THE ART MANUFACTURING

SwimEasy solar panels undergo a state-of-the-art manufacturing process designed to significantly increase the materials resistance to UV light. This process eliminates the inherent quality issues that plague cheaply manufactured products which typically see a lifespan of only 1-2 years. SwimEasy solar panels are an investment aiming to save you money, time, and the headache of replacing damaged panels year after year.
 
Each absorber plate of a SwimEasy solar collector is made from a propylene copolymer with synergistic antioxidants and UV screen including carbon black. When these special additives are coupled with a process of melt-blending the plastic, the thermal characteristics are altered, substantially increasing the material’s resistance to UV light. This process is vital in creating a solar panel capable of withstanding the sun's harsh conditions for years to come.
 
*For panels to last full life expectancy of 15-20 years, they should be installed on a sloped surface and plumbed in a manner that allows for automatic gravity drainage. Triple Threat comes with everything you need to allow for this functionality. Freeze damage must be avoided! This is accomplished by assuring no water is in the collectors when temperatures drop below 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
 
SEE BELOW: "Not All Plastic Is Created Equal" for details on the quality differences between the two primary types of resin blends. A rooftop is a harsh environment and it is not easy to produce a collector capable of withstanding its conditions for a sustained period of time, see why below.
 
SwimEasy collectors are constructed in a “tube-and-web” design which separates each individual round tube by a thin strip or “web”. This design allows for normal expansion and contraction that occurs due to thermal heating and cooling, extending life expectancy. Each panel is comprised of 8 individual plates that are thermally-welded and insert-molded. A direct, metered manifold delivers a balanced flow through the collector and prevents hot-spots.
 

NOT ALL PLASTIC IS CREATED EQUAL

Unmodified polypropylene has a high rate of degradation from UV exposure. Sunlight breaks down the plastic and weakens it, a serious problem for a solar collector as its very nature is to collect as much sunlight as possible. Each absorber plate of a SwimEasy solar collector is made from a propylene copolymer with synergistic antioxidants and UV screen including carbon black. These special additives, coupled with state-of-the art manufacturing techniques, substantially increase the material’s resistance to UV light. These are vital components toward creating a collector able to withstand the harsh conditions of a roof-top for years to come.
 

Products made from plastic typically start out as one-of-two types of resin blends:

Masterbatch: Natural (clear) resin pellets are mixed with a concentrate during the extrusion process. This concentrate would contain additives and fillers used to affect the end-product’s physical appearance or properties. Sometimes called a “salt-and-pepper blend,” this type of mix is less expensive for the manufacturer to use, but can often result in uneven distribution of key additives.

Precompounded: Compounding is a process of melt-blending plastics with other additives. This process alters the physical, thermal, or aesthetic characteristics of the plastic. Compounding starts with a base resin, which is blended with additives in an industrial mixer, producing a final resin ready for use in manufacturing. Additives are evenly distributed throughout the resin and subsequent end-products.

  

The Ideal Choice if Your Looking For...

> A SIMPLE, DURABLE INSTALLATION
SwimEasy utilizes premium rubber couplings and stainless steel hose clamps to make secure connections. These components are by far the fastest & simplest method for attaching & securing a solar pool heating system. They offer more wiggle room during installation than propriety clamp style systems (for less hassle & faster assembly).
 
> RELIABILITY & LONGEVITY
State-of-the-art manufacturing coupled with special additives merge to create a panel capable of withstanding the harsh conditions of a rooftop, in all types of weather, for up to 15-20 years. Each panel is put up against more than 40 quality control inspections throughout the entire manufacturing process to ensure the final product.
  
> HIGH PERFORMANCE
Constructed of 8 individual plates that are thermally-welded and insert-molded. A direct, metered manifold delivers a balanced flow through the collector and prevents hot-spots. A tube-and-web design separates each individual round tube by a thin strip or “web”. This design allows for normal expansion and contraction while collecting more heat.
 
> PREMIUM QUALITY
Made from precompounded polypropylene, a process which increases the materials resistance to UV light (lengthens service life substantially). This manufacturing process eliminates the inherent quality issues that plague cheaply manufactured products which typically see a lifespan of only 1-2 years.
 
> REPLACEMENT SOLAR PANEL OR SYSTEM
SwimEasy solar panels will replace any solar pool heater that has a round 1.5” I.D. header manifold and makes connections with a rubber hose type connector. The header size is a measurement of the internal diameter. Please verify this size before ordering. 

 

THE BOTTOM LINE

SwimEasy solar panels are an investment aiming to save you money, time and the headache of replacing damaged collectors year after year. Homeowners nationwide may now purchase premium panels used by some of the industry’s leading installers, saving thousands of dollars on high end systems.
 
 

Warranty Information:

SwimEasy Lite solar collectors carry a 2-year limited / 10-year limited warranty. For the extended 10-year limited warranty protection to apply, the solar collectors must be installed on a solid surface, in a vertical orientation and plumbed in a manner that allows for automatic gravity drainage of the solar panels and piping.

Damage from freezing conditions is not covered by this warranty policy. Solar collectors that have been damaged by the effects of freezing weather, storage, or damaged by rodents and/or any other animal is not covered by warranty. It is the responsibility of the owner to assure the system is installed in a manner that allows for automatic gravity drainage of the panels & piping, drained of all water when temperatures are expected to drop below 40 degrees Fahrenheit, or connected to an automation system with freeze protection enabled. 


PANEL CONNECTOR HOSES

Molded EPDM rubber hoses designed specifically for use with solar pool heater panels. Used to connect solar panels to one another, attach end caps and vacuum relief valves.

  • Durable UV-resistant EPDM rubber for long life in direct sun.
  • Reinforced center prevents deformation from pressure and vacuum.
  • Hose-clamp indicator ridges for perfect placement and seal.
  • 3.75" wide.

*Only hoses made specifically for pool solar applications should be used for connecting solar pool panels or any necessary hardware. Rubber coupling hoses not designed for this purpose may balloon and explode under the high operating pressure of a solar pool heating system.

  

DURABLE POLYESTER STRAPPING

  • Superior to Dacron; Polyester webbing strap is lightweight & durable.
  • Superior to Steel: Steel strapping can damage collectors over time. High strength polyester keeps panels secure without rubbing into the exterior.
  • Extruded polyester fibers are woven; will never fade or turn white like dyed fabric strap.
  • Third party testing proves this polyester-weave web strapping to be equal in strength and durability to coated stainless steel. Will hold strong without damaging the solar panels.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

 

Ground Mounted Kit:

This is a base kit with water connection components only and doesn't include mounting hardware to secure the panel to a mounting surface. 

  • Includes adapters to secure panels to either 1.25" or 1.5" above-ground swimming pool flex hose.
  • Water will always be flowing through the solar panel when the pump is running. This kit doesn't have a solar bypass to turn solar off (solar by-pass kit sold separately).

    *Full Breakdown - Included Parts:

    1-Panel / Ground Mounted:

    • (1) SwimEasy Solar Panel - 4'x10' (1.5" I.D. / 1.9" O.D. Header)
    • (4) Panel Connector Hose - 3 3/4” long, 1.9″ (1-7/8″) I.D.
    • (8) Hose Clamp, Stainless Steel - 1.9" (1-7/8") O.D.
    • (2) Hose Clamp, Stainless Steel - 1.3" O.D. (1.25" Flex Hose)
    • (2) Hose Clamp, Stainless Steel - 1.5" O.D. (1.5" Flex Hose)
    • (2) Flex Hose To Rubber Coupling Hose Adapter (Connects solar panels to either 1.25" or 1.5" flex hose)
    • (2) End Cap - 1.9″ (1-7/8″) O.D.

    2-Panel / Ground Mounted:

    • (2) SwimEasy Solar Panel - 4'x10' (1.5" I.D. / 1.9" O.D. Header)
    • (6) Panel Connector Hose - 3 3/4” long, 1.9″ (1-7/8″) I.D.
    • (12) Hose Clamp, Stainless Steel - 1.9" (1-7/8") O.D.
    • (2) Hose Clamp, Stainless Steel - 1.3" O.D. (1.25" Flex Hose)
    • (2) Hose Clamp, Stainless Steel - 1.5" O.D. (1.5" Flex Hose)
    • (2) Flex Hose To Rubber Coupling Hose Adapter (Connects solar panels to either 1.25" or 1.5" flex hose)
    • (2) End Cap - 1.9″ (1-7/8″) O.D.

     

    Roof Mounted Kit:

    This is a build on the base kit and includes the components for mounting the collectors to an installation surface (roof or rack). This package also contains the parts necessary for connecting to 1.5" SCH40 PVC pipe, as well as a vacuum relief valve to allow for automatic gravity drainage of the panels & piping. The parts included in this package are for connecting and mounting the selected number of panels in a single row.

    • Includes adapters to secure panels to either 1.25" or 1.5" above-ground swimming pool flex hose, as well as adapters to connect with 1.5" SCH40 PVC pipe.
    • Water will always be flowing through the solar system when the pump is running. This kit doesn't have a solar bypass to turn solar off (click here to purchase a solar by-pass kit).

      *Full Breakdown - Included Parts:

      1-Panel / Roof Mounted:

      • (1) SwimEasy Solar Panel - 4'x10' (1.5" I.D. / 1.9" O.D. Header)
      • (4) Panel Connector Hose - 3 3/4” long, 1.9″ (1-7/8″) I.D.
      • (8) Hose Clamp, Stainless Steel - 1.9" (1-7/8") O.D.
      • (2) Hose Clamp, Stainless Steel - 1.3" O.D. (1.25" Flex Hose)
      • (2) Hose Clamp, Stainless Steel - 1.5" O.D. (1.5" Flex Hose)
      • (2) Flex Hose To Rubber Coupling Hose Adapter (Connects solar panels to either 1.25" or 1.5" flex hose)
      • (2) CPVC Pipe Connectors - 1.9″ (1-7/8″) O.D. (Connects solar panels to 1.5" SCH40 PVC Pipe)
        • (2) End Cap - 1.9″ (1-7/8″) O.D.
        • (1) Vacuum Relief Valve - 1.9″ (1-7/8″) O.D.
        • (2) Outlet Header Hold-Down Bracket Assembly
        • (2) Outlet Header Bracket Flashing Base
        • (4) Strap Bracket, Stainless Steel
        • (4) Strap Bracket Flashing Base
        • (4) Strap Clamp, Stainless Steel
        • (2) Hold-Down Strap, High-Strength Woven Polyester - 65"

        2-Panel / Roof Mounted:

        • (2) SwimEasy Solar Panel - 4'x10' (1.5" I.D. / 1.9" O.D. Header)
        • (6) Panel Connector Hose - 3 3/4” long, 1.9″ (1-7/8″) I.D.
        • (12) Hose Clamp, Stainless Steel - 1.9" (1-7/8") O.D.
        • (2) Hose Clamp, Stainless Steel - 1.3" O.D. (1.25" Flex Hose)
        • (2) Hose Clamp, Stainless Steel - 1.5" O.D. (1.5" Flex Hose)
        • (2) Flex Hose To Rubber Coupling Hose Adapter (Connects solar panels to either 1.25" or 1.5" flex hose)
        • (2) CPVC Pipe Connectors - 1.9″ (1-7/8″) O.D. (Connects solar panels to 1.5" SCH40 PVC Pipe)
        • (2) End Cap - 1.9″ (1-7/8″) O.D.
        • (1) Vacuum Relief Valve - 1.9″ (1-7/8″) O.D.
        • (3) Outlet Header Hold-Down Bracket Assembly
        • (3) Outlet Header Bracket Flashing Base
        • (6) Strap Bracket, Stainless Steel
        • (6) Strap Bracket Flashing Base
        • (4) Strap Clamp, Stainless Steel
        • (2) Hold-Down Strap, High-Strength Woven Polyester - 130"

                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