Typical residential systems take from one to three days to install. Systems mounted on the ground are more complex, and may take longer. Most of this time is spent outside of your house, so there is very little disturbance to you. Commercial systems take several weeks to over a month to install, depending upon size and type of installation.
There are many incentives for purchasing a solar pool heating system. These benefits vary from state to state, but some common incentives include: Lower or fixed utility costs Better for our environment, less carbon emissions Little or no maintenance Solar equipment is more durable and lasts longer than traditional water heating equipment Extend your swimming season with enjoyable water temperature year round Remote site with no electric service An urgency to “go green” Higher resale value for your property* If I sell my property, will a solar pool heating system increase the sale price? Energy conservation and renewable generation adds ...
Yes, absolutely. We have installed solar pool heating systems in various retail buildings, hotels, schools, and other community or commercial facilities. Anywhere there is a pool, solar pool heating equipment can be used or installed.
Most of our customers do not clean their pool panels, because in most areas of the country, there is sufficient rain to clean the panels. However, if you are in a dusty area ( near a busy dirt road, in an urban area, etc.) you may see a performance gain from cleaning the panels monthly. If necessary, a hose stream is usually sufficient for cleaning. Do not walk on or over the panels to clean them. Do not use metal, hard, or abrasive methods for cleaning. Do not spray water on the panels when they are very hot.
FAFCO solar pool panels should be installed in areas where they get significant, shade-free sun every day; even small amounts of shade can significantly reduce the output. Our designs and installations also seek to minimize the impact of any shade issues through selection of the proper equipment and good engineering. We can assist you in selecting the appropriate location during our initial consultation visit.
FAFCO Systems are the highest rated solar pool heating systems on the market. In spite of this, they are priced very competitively with less effective solar systems, and usually less expensive than heat pump installations. Gas heaters cost less to install, but are very expensive to operate.
FAFCO pool heating equipment has a 10-year warranty from the manufacturer. When installed properly, most systems, including all parts, can last up to 20 years. We also offer a maintenance agreement or hurricane prep service to extend life and get the most out of your system.
We can install our systems to operate as the primary heat source, with an existing fossil fuel heater serving as a backup. In this way, you can enjoy a warm pool regardless of the weather, and save about 80% of the cost of heating with the existing heater.