- Environmentally friendly. This solar pool heating mat is an environmentally friendly product using free heat from the sun. It works by absorbing heat from the sun’s rays into the heavy duty black matt material. Water is circulated through the pipes within the mat which is warmed up and in turn gives you and your kids a lovely warm pool which is not cost the earth and is certainly much cheaper than any other form of water heating.
- Free Solar Heating
- Extend your pool swimming season for no extra running cost
This heating mat can increase the temperature of your pool by 3-5 degC per day depending on the pool size and weather conditions. During testing, over 2 days we have used this product to increase a pool temperature from around 20 degC to almost 36 degC which is certainly very comfortable. We have chosen a tough NBR rubber material for our solar absorption mats which will have a long life and is UPVC degradation resistant. In our recent testing of similar products we found that the cheaper PVC solar absorption mats are very easily punctured but their biggest problem is that the PVC material warps in the heat of the sun which restricts water flow. Guidance Calculation Calculation Example (Children’s Play Pools) : rectangular pool, 5M X 3M, Pool Length X pool width X average depth Calculate your pool water volume i.e. 5M x 2.5M x 0.8m in depth = Pool volume 10m3 ) Recommended minimum panel coverage is 75% = 7.5 m2. So two 4m² solar collectors are recommended, or you can oversize the solar collectors to compensate for occasional cloudy conditions. Pack Contents 1pc EPDM/ NBR tough rubber mat, UPVC resistant, 2pcs, water intake and output pipe connections which will fit a standard 32 mm hose 2pcs, metal jubilee clips to ensure type pipe connections 6pcs spare rubber gaskets 1pc, detailed 12 page user manual which also gives advice on expansion kits and larger solar pool heating applications. Recommended flow rate of water through mat is between 5-20 litres per minute.