Aquatherm Industries - Solar Swimming Pool Heaters!
Dan from buildaroo.com interviewed Dan from Aquatherm Industries at the 2009 Intersolar Conference in San Francisco. Aquatherm Industries is the largest U.S. manufacturer of solar swimming pool heaters, and they are well known for the Ecosun Solar Pool Heating Collector. Aquatherm has been in the solar business since 1976 when they introduced their original product, the Solar Industries Line.
According to Dan, out of the 1.3 GW of solar capacity installed in 2008, solar pool heating accounted for over half of those GW. That's pretty intense! Dan also mentioned that solar pool heating has the highest solar efficiency at 80%, where PV panels only have a solar efficiency of 17%-20%. Aquatherm's Solar Pool Heating Collector averages 25-30ft across your roof and you can monitor the temperature with a thermostat.
Dan mentioned that Aquatherm has a very simple installation procedure. In addition, Aquatherm guarantees their system for 12 years, but as Dan mentioned they usually last from 15-20 years. Check out the Aquatherm Industries website and keep looking through our site for more videos on sustainable companies and products.