Zane Solar Gulf Panels or Gulfstream Absorber Tubing

Solar pool heating is used as an alternative swimming pool heating option or combined with a heat pump for summer season water space heating. 

Zane gulf panels are a modular panels, with great heat transfer properties, made in a variety of widths to match your roof space.  Zane Gulfstream Absorber is a more affordable braced roof,  solar tubing solution.    

How it works 

Swimming pool water is pumped up to the roof space via the filter and an additional water pump. The pool water then travels through the individual sun heated rooftop solar panels or tubing and then returns back into the pool as warm water and the process continually repeats itself,  while there is sunshine on the roof space.   

For Solar to be effective we need to match the amount of effective solar panels to your pool surface area, this can be a challenge for larger pools and alternative solar framing is sometimes required.   

Solar controllers and sun sensors allow the automatic activation of your solar pool heating system.

Solar Heating requirements 

Summer season sunshine hours , amount of available north and north west facing roof space and the pitch of your roof,  are all factors to consider when choosing a solar pool system.   

A combined solar and heat pump swimming pool heating system provides a solution to the variability of the New Zealand spring/ summer weather from one year to the next. The heat pump using an advance solar controller can be programmed to activate when the pool water space goes below a certain temperature to be assured of a consistent water temperature over the October to March summer swim season.  

Some facilities use solar pool heating for the main pool and a heat pump for the smaller learners pool - the choice is yours and our team are happy to tailor a heating solution that works for your unique pool environment and budget requirements. 

Please note NZ Health and Safety standards require full edge protection scaffolding for all solar roof installations and maintenace repairs. 

ICL recommend the addition of a MacBall Heat Saver Thermal 8 Pool cover is essential with any swimming pool heating installation. The MacBall Heat Saver Thermal 8 Pool blanket holds in the days generated heat that is lost overnight as a direct result of the significant day/night temperature variation. 

Contact our specialtis team today for more pool water heating information. 

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