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Pool Solar Matting for Swimming Pools Heating System UK


Swimming pool solar matting is a great low cost alternative to heating your Above or In ground swimming pool throughout the Summer months.

Solar Roof Panels

In this country, unheated swimming pools only reach a pleasant temperature (heating aided with the help of solar cover) for a few days a year. Installing a Poolsolar solar swimming pool matting heating system will enable you to increase your temperature to a nice level that will result in you enjoying and using your pool more than ever before, and the best part is heat from solar matting is free.

If you are an existing pool owner who already has a pool heater in some form or another and are fed up with paying excessive utility bills, then utilising the sun’s energy for free heating is an ideal alternative. The Poolsolar swimming solar heating system can be attached to any existing filtration plant. What better way is there than using the sun’s energy as a heating source for your swimming pool than with solar matting.

Solar Pool Heating matting on the roof of a garden shed

  • Utilise the sun’s natural heating energy
  • Extend your swimming season
  • Solar matting is easy to install on any surface
  • EPDM High quality rubber
  • Maintenance free pool heating
  • Free of charge heating for another 5 billion years
  • Immediate shipment
  • 5 Year warranty Poolsolar solar matting

 

How does Poolsolar solar matting heat Up your swimming pool?
By simply passing filtered water through strips of E.P.D.M quality P.V.C Solar Matting which is heated by the sun’s rays. The matting is pre-fitted to P.V.C Manifolds that are connected to each other. The matting manifolds must be plumbed directly to the swimming filtration plant. The amount of Poolsolar solar matting you require will depend upon the size of your swimming pool. (see chart for details)

Where is the best place to install the Poolsolar Matting Heating System?
Poolsolar matting can be installed almost anywhere - on the roof of your house, garage, porch, summer house, pergola or directly on the lawn. The only important requirement is a sunny place for your matting, the perfect direction is south facing to ensure maximum heat absorption.
Under normal conditions you need to use only half the surface area of your pool as the heating collector surface i.e. a 30 x15’ pool is 450 sq ft, therefore approximately 225sqft of Poolsolar solar matting is required. For south-east and south westerly facing positions in cooler climates the Poolsolar matting heating should be increased by 35-40%.
Swimming Pool Solar Heating Diagram

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Site Location for your swimming pool solar heating matting
The Poolsolar solar heating collectors should be positioned facing the sun as much as possible for a maximum efficiency, ideally 30 degrees (above horizontal) facing South. A maximum working pressure should not be above 1.5 BAR (22psi). A solar heat retention cover should be applied to the swimming pool overnight and when the pool is not in use to prevent heat loss. If installing Poolsolar on a ground surface i.e. for small above ground or splasher type pools please be aware that Poolsolar is not designed for heavy foot traffic.

Make sure that all pipe work to and from the solar collector can be drained for the winter period. We would recommend the use of a time clock to automatically turn off the swimming pool filtration system at night or bypass the solar matting heating system. Alternatively, an automatic control system can be installed.


Solar Heating Location Examples

Split Solar Roof Panel

 

 

Solar PowerSolar Floor Matting

 

A commercial swimming pool solar heating project using the Poolsolar matting system.

A Poolsolar heating system was used for a commercial swimming pool based in the Netherlands. A total of 350m solar collectors were installed. The matting was put on the roof of the surrounding swimming pool-houses. The swimming pool water passes through the matting, which is heated by the sun. The use of solar matting saves 8,000m natural gas per year on an expenditure of 30,000m. This resulted in a heating cost (natural gas) saving of £5600.

Large Swimming Pool

Poolsolar Swimming Pool Solar heating - What size? What price?

What Box?

Box A (4m2)
We have shown the minimum and optimum number of rolls required. For above ground swimming pools we have reduced the amount of solar collectors by 20% to allow for heat absorption through the steel wall structure.

Note. You will need to purchase enough solar matting to cover 50% of the swimming pool surface area.

If a heat retention cover is not to be applied overnight you will need to double the quantities below.

 

Box A (4m2)
Solar Matting Diagram
  • 4 units of solar collectors, each 33cmx 3m (4m²)(and o-rings)
  • 8 metre nylon band to attach the headers and the absorber
  • repair set and lubricant
  • two adaptors 50mm in black ABS
  • two threaded adaptors 1½” in black ABS
  • two reducing sockets in black ABS
  • one threaded stop 1½” in black ABS
  • tie-wraps
  • installation guide
  • Box weight 15kg, box size 400 x 360 x 385

Discontinued

 


Box B (5m2)
  • 3 units of solar collectors, each 33cmx 5m (5m²)(and o-rings)
  • 10 metre nylon band to attach the headers and the absorber
  • repair set and lubricant
  • two adaptors 50mm in black ABS-
  • two threaded adaptors 1½” in black ABS
  • two reducing sockets in black ABS- one threaded stop 1½” in black ABS
  • tie-wraps
  • installation guide
  • Box weight 18kg, box size 400 x 360 x 385

Discontinued

In ground Pools
No of Boxes Required
L x W
sq ft
sqm
box - A (4sqm)
box - B (5sqm)
24' x 12'
288
26.76
3 - 4
3
26’ x 13’
288
31.40
4
3
28’ x 14’
392
36.42
4 - 5
4
30’ x 14’
420
39.02
5
4
30’ x 15’
450
41.81
5
4
32’ x 16’
512
47.57
6
5
36’ x 18’
648
60.20
7 - 8
6
40’ x 20’
800
74.32
9
7 - 8

Above Ground Pools
No of Boxes Required
L x W
sq ft
sqm
box - A (4sqm)
box - B (5sqm)
19' x 12'
288
21.18
2
2
23’ x 12’
276
25.64
2 - 3
2
30’ x 15’
450
41.81
4
3
33’ x 18’
594
55.18
5 - 6
4 - 5
Dia
12’
113.04
10.50
1
1
15’
176.6
16.41
2
1 - 2
18’
254.3
23.63
2 - 3
2
21’
346.2
32.16
3
2 - 3

 

Pool Solar Prices
Kit A 1416-M
Poolsolar 4m Box Kit 'A' - 3m x 33cm x 4 Rolls  
Kit B 1415-M
Poolsolar 5m Box Kit 'B' - 5m x 33cm x 3 Rolls  
1417-M
Poolsolar Vacuum Breaker (for installations above 4m high)  
1419-M
3-Way Valve  
1418-M
Roof Support Angle per 2m Length  
1410-M
300ml Roof fixing paste (2 x tubes required per 4m or 5m box)  
1420-M
Solar Control System  
1421-M
Booster Pump  
1422-M
Booster Pump Sun Sensor  

 

5 YEAR WARRANTY

Poolsolar warrants the solar collectors to be free from defects in material and workmanship and to perform under normal use and service for five years from the date of purchase receipt, providing that the solar collector has been installed in accordance with Poolsolar installation instructions. The warranty is limited to the original customer purchaser and is not assignable.

Repair: If a defect in materials or workmanship becomes evident during normal use and service within five years, we will supply replacement parts free of charge, within a reasonable time, without transportation costs (limited to United Kingdom).

What is not covered:

  • Poolsolar will not be liable for consequential damages to you home or other equipment, loss of time, inconvenience or loss of use of the solar collector.
  • Poolsolar will not be liable for conditions resulting from a defect in a component or part which is not part of the
  • Poolsolar collector.
  • Poolsolar will not be liable for conditions resulting from any misuse, abuse, negligence, accident, or alteration of the solar collector.
  • Poolsolar will not be liable for conditions resulting, from significant deviation from Poolsolar installation instructions.
  • Poolsolar will not be liable for conditions resulting from fire, lightning, floods, winds, accidents, animal damage or other conditions above our control.
  • These warranties are the only warranties and it is understood that no other warranties are expressed or implied without otherwise being agreed in writing.
  • For advice ring 0151 334 0222