- This solar pool heating kit is an environmentally friendly product using free heat from the sun. It works by absorbing heat from the sun’s rays into the specially designed 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 does not cost the earth and is certainly much cheaper than any other form of water heating. A 3KW electric pool heater could use over £11 of electricity per day!
- Our solar pool heating mat can increase the temperature of your pool by 3 to 5°C per day depending on the pool size and weather conditions. During testing, over 2 to 3 days we have used this product to increase a pool temperature from around 20°C to almost 36°C 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 can restrict water flow (see photos)
Totally Free Energy Free sun powered heating and free sun powered electricity for the pump. Keep those dangerous extension leads and mains powered electricity well away from the water. Safe solar panel output voltage. Kit Contents 1pc EPDM/ NBR tough rubber mat, UPVC resistant, dimensions 66 cm wide, 150 cm long with manifold pipes. (additional mats can be purchased from us separately) 1pc Lowenergie 20W or 30W Solar Electricity Panel, 18 volt DC output, 1.12A, 20w(360x540x25mm)/30w(550x450x25), connects directly to the pump 1pc 12-24v Solar Water pump with 32mm (1.25 inch) pool pipe connectors, 420 Litres per hour circulation rate through the Solar collector which is sufficient. 2pcs, water intake & output pipe connections which will fit a standard 32mm pool hose 2pcs, metal jubilee clips to ensure tight pipe connections 2pcs, manifold connection pipes to enable multiple heating mats to be joined together for increased heat generation used with larger pools. 1 Roll PTFE Tape for enabling good watertight 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. Calculation Example (Children’s Play Pools) : Circular pool, 8 foot diameter (2.44M diameter). pool diameter X pool diameter X average depth X 0.79 1. Calculate your pool water volume i.e. 2.44M x 2.44M x 0.5m in depth X 0.79 = Pool volume 2.35m3 (0.79 corrects water volume for the round pool) 2. Recommended minimum panel coverage is 75% = 1.76 m2. 3. So two 1m² solar collectors are recommended, or you can oversize the solar collectors to compensate for occasional cloudy conditions.