Solar Pool Heating Testimonials

Solar Pool Heating Testimonials


Just a quick note to say how easy it was to install my new solar system that I purchased from you. I ended up installing the entire system by myself, it probably took me a total of only about 18 hours.

The system was quite large (i.e. 10 - 4x12 panels) but it definitely works. The first day it was on it raised the pool temperature from 73 F to 84 F, a couple of days later it was at least 90F.

In the past I have not been able to use my pool from October to March, but now it appears that I can use this pool year round. Thanks for a great system.

R. Voorberg


Sorry it has taken me so long to write to you to express our satisfaction with the solar heating unit we purchased from you. It certainly underscores how well it has worded - we have been operating the system for four years now and we have never had a problem... Every representation you made to us about your system has been borne out by our experience. A group of 4 of us installed the entire system in three days - on the fourth day it was up and running. The difference it has made is nothing short of remarkable. I cannot tell you how many people comment on the difference it has made. It is impossible to imagine how we operated without the solar heating panels. We can actually use the pool until October and could begin in early May which is much more than we actually expected.

P. Reed, President -  Sullivan Heights Swim Club


.... thanks for the great service. Just a foot note, I got the panel up this weekend and did a test to see well they work the weather was partly cloudy and the outside temp was 71 the incoming water from the panels was 96. You guys are top-shelf I'm very impressed with the service and your product.

D. Wrenne


I installed 2 of your Vortex 4' x 12' panels in the spring of 2008 and they work good. Sun in New England can be a rare commodity at times, but when we get it, the 2 panels plus a solar cover really make a difference. (see photo)

S. DeRoy


My husband installed the system over Memorial Day week-end. We had a couple of questions while we were putting the system but you made yourself available for the technical support we needed to complete the job and it was very much appreciated.

It was a definite pleasant experience to deal with Solar Direct. Your follow-up with us was excellent, all questions answered knowledgeably and professionally, all phone calls promptly returned. I would highly recommend your company. We are enjoying the pool with average temp. of 90-93 degrees.

N. Babski


I bought 7 of the 4x12 solar pool heating panels with the premium control package. I first built a pressure treated wood rack based on the excellent instructions provided by Solar Direct. The installation that I did myself went very well. I only had 2 questions about installation and my emails were responded to very quickly with a helpful and accurate answer in each case (Thanks to Frank and Kirk). Our 18x36 ft inground pool is up at the target 86 degrees most of the time, with no propane bills to pay. This project will pay for itself in only 4 years. I’ve enclosed a few pictures taken during construction. Thanks again for a great product and service.

S. Smith


FYI for your info we never had to turn on the back up gas heater this year at all and also have rated a savings of between 400-600.00 per month this year alone - FANTASTIC - Thanks again,

M. Miller


I am happy to enjoy a Mini Pool (Jacuzzi) that was from 77 – 104 degrees, 8 hours pomp running with pool cover. It was very easy to install, it took me only 2 days. The Support by mail & phone, of Chris Biczynski was excellent. Thank you Chris I will recommend it to everyone, it’s great (see photo) Thanks for a great system.

W. Rozier


This is a one year follow-up. We love our solar warmed pool. Pool temp about 88 degrees and haven’t touched the propane button once. We have used our pool more this year alone then the previous eight years combined. Thanks again.

M. Straubel


Installation was completed in short order and we are happily enjoying a very warm pool. It took 2 old men 2 days to complete the roof installation and another day to complete the plumbing. The pool stays at almost a constant temp. I am very pleased with the product and it is the envy of the neighborhood.

R. Valentine


Wishing you and yours the best in this new year. As for last year, I personally did not fare well from hurricane Wilma. In particular, most of my roof shingles were lost and I shall require a new roof. However, it may be pleasing for you to note that the one part of my roof that remain protected was that portion covered by your solar panels. They remained fastened and unflinching throughout the storm, and apparently saved the roof shingles below. Indeed, unlike every other area of my roof that sustained damage and which consequently allowed the leaking of rain water leading to internal damage, the solar panel section remained water tight.

M. Shore


I purchased the Vortex solar panels from you 2 years ago, mounted them on the roof of my indoor pool, and absolutely love them. They work great!

Here is the photo of the solar panels installed on my pool house. This system has kept my 18 x36 pool within 4 to 5 degrees of the outside air temperature just like you promised. I haven't spent a dime on fuel to heat the water in my pool in 2 years. The only maintenance has been an occasional re-tightening of the hose clamps between panels. Thanks for helping me get up and running.

J. Brinkerhoff


Wanted to thank you for a very easy and seamless installation of this system It is up and running and I'm pleased to tell you that The temp is up to 86 already. I have had many inquires as to where we purchased the system and how nice it looks on the roof, I'm pleased to give them the info from your company. Thank you again it was a pleasure doing business with you.

D. Redman


Dale, I rather think I forgot to make the main point - my clients relatives/friends who are at the site are very happy with the pool heating system post startup - a week ago it was chilly - now it is wonderful!

A. Davis


I want to thank you for your quick and efficient action in helping me with the warranty issue of my panel. You were so helpful and explained the system in clear terms step-by-step. I am so happy that I have a source for solar equipment that makes it easy to do business with. The products are quality as are the people behind them - top quality! Appreciate your friendly manner and assistance -

H. DeLashmutt


Thank you for sending your employee Frank to install the solar panels for us. He did a great job. We only wish that the rest of our hurricane damage repairs were done in such a professional manor. Also, thank you for not ripping us off. Sincerely,

B. Zalenski


The system works absolutely great. Pool is up to 92 degrees (37,000 gallons)! My system pressure has dropped from 28 psi (1.5" plumbing with old Hayward chlorinator) to 20 psi (2" plumbing with Pentair chlorinator). Flow had obviously increased as well. No leaks and I am very, very happy with the system quality and operation. Very good call on replacing the plumbing... I am very glad I listened to you. Thanks for the excellent communication, guidance, and technical support.

G. Chappie


I wanted to give the system a few weeks of running before I sent this to you. I could not be any happier than I am with the solar kit. Once we finally started getting some sun, the pool got up to temperature fairly quickly. I have even determined that above 86° is too warm for us, even up here in Minnesota. I really was leery about doing this myself, but thanks to you and your team, and the great support, it is functioning just like you said it would. Because we tend to want to start up the pool and get it to swimming temperature immediately, I believe my solar system will pay for itself completely in two seasons.

If you ever have anyone close to me who's thinking of installing one of your kits, I would love to show off the system! Thanks again for all your help,

J. Powell


Recently I purchased a solar pool heat system, a pool cover and a roller through your internet sales. I installed the system (8 panels on two different roof surfaces) with the help of 3 friends. It took us about 6 hours to complete the installation, assemble the roller, and trim the cover. I had previously downloaded the installation instructions and had studied them thoroughly. The installation was very simple do to the quality of the system, the accuracy of the instructions, and the completeness of the deluxe kit and the split kit.

I checked the water temperature before opening the valve to "turn on" the solar heat system. It was 73 degrees. Exactly one week later, the temperature is now 90 degrees. I thoroughly researched solar pool heat before deciding on your system, and I am very pleased with the results. You can count me as a completely satisfied customer. I have "showed off" my system to all my neighbors with pools, and anticipate helping some of them install your products in the near future.

M. Lamb


Just wanted to drop you a note regarding my recently filled order for a pool heating system. I finished installing the system yesterday and am quite pleased. I order a lot of products from catalogs and via the internet and, although the items typically end up OK, I rarely get everything I asked for, especially when the item is some form of kit. I do a lot of woodworking, and many of the "put-it-together-yourself" kits lack sufficient fasteners or worse.

I am quite impressed with both the ease of installation of your product and the fact that the kit was so complete. Before opening all the boxes, I made a list of all the pieces and parts (PVC fittings) I thought I would need to buy before starting the install. I was pleasantly surprised that all of them were in the boxes you shipped.

Your instructions for installation are well written and easy to follow. I had no trouble getting everything up and running and after reading them. Overall, your product gets high marks from me.

M. Jackson

New York

I never write letters like this but wanted to tell you how great your product is. I live in the Northeast and had reservations on how well a solar pool heating system would work. I am more then satisfied with the kit I bought from your company. My 20 x 40 pool was opened at 66 degrees and in about a week I had it up to 78 degrees. In less than two weeks I had the pool in the 80's. This was in the beginning of the season when the sun and air temperatures were still mild.

The greatest thing about the solar panels is that they have extended our season by two extra months. The pool is no longer cold and we are even swimming at night because of the warmer temperatures. Our friends are envious because they bought propane and electrical heaters and can't afford to run them with the sky rocketing prices for fuel and electricity.

The installation was a snap and only took me a weekend to complete. My pump handled the run without any problems and with very little loss of water flow from the returns. I appreciate only the help your technicians provided me during the installation phase. I never waited more then 20 seconds for a tech person and he answered all my questions in a friendly professional manner. KUDOS!!

F. Parisi


Last week I contacted Solar Direct and was helped by Dan to size and select your Premium In ground Solar Heating System. Dan was extremely knowledgeable and my order was completed in just a few minutes.

I ordered (6) 12’x4’ with a combo #4 heating control. The entire order arrived at my door on Friday (12 March). With the help of one man, the system was installed in two days (a total of 13-hours work).

I was upgrading from a previous system which time and again failed (Fafco). To install the new system I had to enlarge my current panel bracket and add only 7-foot of new piping.

The controller was a bit tricky. And I say that as a well-seasoned electrical qualified person. I install sophisticated fire alarm and HVAC systems. There needs to be a simpler description for wiring the controller. None-the-less I got it right the first time and I’m amazed at how superior the panels are over my previous. My new set-up is 50 sqft larger yet my pressure drop is less than half what it was before. What a strain off my circulating pump.

I’m really impressed with the system and my neighbor is contemplating ordering a set as well. Have a great summer, as I will in my nice Solar Direct heated pool. Sincerely,

V. Jones