Solar Pool Heating

We install Solar Pool Heating Systems from Aquatherm Industries, Inc.

Aquatherm is an ISO 9001:2008 registered corporation, located in Lakewood, New Jersey and every Collector is manufactured in North-America.

Poseidon Pool has always installed solar pool heating systems, but by partnering with Aquatherm Industries we are able to offer high-end solar collectors from the largest manufacturer of solar pool heating collectors in North-America.

Aquatherm collectors can be found on over 500,000 pools around the globe. They are manufactured in Aquatherm’s 50,000 square foot facility in Lakewood, New Jersey. Today, Aquatherm Industries manufactures six of the most trusted brands of collectors in the solar pool heating industry. Poseidon Pool Service of Ottawa is the sole dealer/installer for Aquatherm Industries collectors in Eastern Ontario.

Aquatherm Industries’ collectors meet or exceed the criteria for most relevant agencies, such as:

  • CSA©, Canadian Standards Association;
  • ISO 9001:2008, International Organisation for Standardization;
  • International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO);
  • NSF international, National Sanitation Foundation
  • …to name just a few.

For full information on A. I. certifications please visit: aquathermsolar.com

Poseidon Pool installs Aquatherm Industries’ Ultra-Swim® brand. With a 10-year manufacturer’s warranty, Ultra-Swim Solar Pool Heating Collectors carry the industry’s strongest warranty backed by the leading manufacturer of polymer solar pool heating systems. Every warranty on every collector has been honored for more than 30 years, so your satisfaction and peace of mind are assured. You can relax, knowing your pool is being heated by the “best backed” solar pool heater in the world. We also service other brands upon request.

Natural Resources Canada publishes a Guide called: Residential Solar Pool Heating Systems – A Buyer’s Guide.

Pool Heating FAQs

Using your existing pool pump, water is circulated through the many small tubes of the solar collector, where it is warmed by the sun. The warm water then flows directly back to your pool through the regular pool plumbing. Ultra-Swim Solar Pool Heaters are designed to work with your existing filtration equipment as well as the latest in pool automation technology.

Strategically placed slots in the webbing of Ultra-Swim Collectors prevent moisture buildup under the collector to preserve the life of the roof. These same slots allow pressure relief during periods of high wind, so you can expect your Ultra-Swim Solar Pool Heater to be working long after the storm has passed. This combination of features is unique to Ultra-Swim and offers all the strength and performance of a full-plate collector with the added benefits of wind load protection and moisture ventilation for your roof.

The initial cost of installing a Solar Pool Heater is generally comparable to that of an electric heat pump. However, while the annual cost of electricity to run a heat pump may be only two thirds that of natural gas (and far less than propane), the sun’s energy is FREE! And of course, solar pool heating is much more environmentally friendly.

Since the sun’s energy is free, there are NO operating costs!

Poseidon Pool installs Aquatherm Industries’ Ultra-Swim® brand with a 10-year manufacturer’s warranty and a one-year warranty on the installation.

A properly designed solar swimming pool heater will heat your pool just as effectively as one that uses fossil fuels. On days that are warm enough to comfortably relax poolside, but not warm enough to swim, solar energy will heat your pool to a perfect temperature for swimming, so you can dive right in.

The Thermal Performance Rating per collector according to the certification by the IAPMO Research and Testing, Inc. are:

4’ x 12’ = 43,400 BTU/Collector/Day
4’ x 10’ = 34,200 BTU/Collector/Day
4’ x   8’ = 28,700 BTU/Collector/Day

Many people make the mistake of spending money on expensive equipment that is not expressly designed for pool heating, such as glass-covered and insulated housings intended for household water heaters. In fact, lower-cost unglazed collectors can deliver heat to your pool more effectively.

Not necessarily. As long as the solar collector is installed where it will be exposed to sunlight for a good portion of the day, it will provide plenty of heat. Depending on the angle of the mounting surface, east- and west-facing collectors function just as well.

An Ultra-Swim Solar Pool Heater can also work alongside your existing conventional heater. A “Hybrid Pool Heating System” uses solar as the primary source of heat, and any existing gas or electric heater as a backup if necessary. With a hybrid pool heating system, you truly get the best of both worlds.

Actual cost for a pool heating system is based upon the job requirements and may vary. Please contact us for a free Estimate.

References
  • CSA© Copyright 2011 Canadian Standards Association.
  • ISO© and ™ of the International Organization for Standardization
  • International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO)
  • Copyright © 1996-2012 NSF International
  • Aquatherm Industries, Inc.

For more information on Solar Pool Heating systems please read this Guide published by Natural Resources Canada, called:

Residential Solar Pool Heating Systems – A Buyer’s Guide. 

Please download the guide here (.pdf) or contact us.

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