Solar Heating for Swimming Pools
Suncell panels (solar heat absorber / solar plate heat exchanger) have been specifically developed for swimming pool heating and conform to BS 6785; the British Standard for solar heating systems relating to swimming pools.
Suncell is an ideal low-temperature solar application which does not necessitate a more expensive glazed and insulated style of solar panel. Suncell panels are highly efficient for this type of application, operating on a high flow rate principle.
The Suncell panels comprises a polypropylene collector plate with header pipes welded to each end, mounted in an aluminium frame. The use of a specially formulated grade of polypropylene ensures a long life and complete freedom from corrosion by pool water – even from sea water. No maintenance except draining for winter frost protection is required. A five-year guarantee is offered subject to published conditions.
The aluminium frame which surrounds the polypropylene matrix enables easy attachment of the panel to a sloping roof of support frame. The header pipes are linked using hose connectors simply secured by jubilee clips.
- Low-cost option
- Payback period 4-8 years
- 25-year service life
- Environmental friendly
- Solar power – the ultimate in renewable energy
- Outdoor pools heating up to 15°C above ambient temperature under normal working conditions
- Equal or better than glazed and insulated panels and much cheaper
- Simple controls
- In many cases can use existing pool pump, with no need for a heat exchanger
- 5-year guarantee
- Light and easy to install
- Suitable for seawater, with no risk of scaling
- Fully-recyclable polypropylene
Where can you purchase a Suncell system?
If you are interested in the Suncell solar system you can purchase through one of our approved installers/distributors. They can provide a one-stop-shop for planning, design advice, supply and installation services:
SCP Ltd - Crawley, West Sussex
Tel: 01293 546126
Golden Coast - Barnstaple, Devon
Tel: 01271 378100