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4x12 VORTEX Panel Kit
Premium Solar Pool Heater<br>4x12 VORTEX Panel Kit
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    Solar Pool Heater - 4 x 12 Panels Premium System Kit

    The Energy SuperMarket's best selling swimming pool heater,
    the superior quality design of VORTEX earns it 5 star plus rating
    in our Consumer Value guide!

    The VORTEX Premium System provides the most robust and
    comprehensive installation and control package offered anywhere.
    Period!

    The Energy SuperMarket offers this optimum all-inclusive package
    exclusively through the Internet. It’s the easiest, most complete
    user-friendly kit available on-line today!!!

    Plus... The Energy SuperMarket offers the lowest on-line factory
    direct pricing available! Guaranteed. And VORTEX systems are
    backed by the best factory warranty in the industry!!!

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    Premium System Kit

    Vortex Panels - Quality Solar Collectors:
     Industrial grade polypropylene plastic
     Carbon black - superior absorption
     UV Inhibitors - prevents deterioration    

    Solar Pool Heater VORTEX 4x12 Panels Premium System Kit
    comes with required number of 4'x12' panels, the connecting and
    mounting hardware that is included with the Standard Kit, all the
    time and labor saving additional components that are provided
    with a Deluxe Kit upgrade plus...


    PREMIUM CONTROLLERS: Choose from 5 Packages:


    Premium Control Packages
    - select from 5 quality packages;
    each package offers a technologically advanced, all-inclusive system
    providing the advantage of fully automatic temperature regulation.

    Package #1 Discontinued

    VORTEX Panel Kits
    Goldline GL-235
    Solar Pool Control Package #2
    w/Jandy Motorized Valve
    Upgrade Cost: Included in base price 


    VORTEX Panel Kits
    Goldline AquaSolar
    Solar Pool Control Package #3
    w/Digital Temperature Display
    Upgrade Cost: Add $25 to base price


    VORTEX Panel Kits
    Goldline AquaSolar TC
    Solar Pool Control Package #4
    w/Digital Temperature Display
    w/Built-in Pool Pump Timer
    Upgrade Cost: Add $75 to base price

    Suntouch Control Pack
    Pentair SunTouch Solar
    Solar Pool Control Package #5
    w/Digital Temperature Display
    w/Built-in Pool Pump Timer
    Upgrade Cost: Add $75 to base price

    Solartouch Control Pack
    Pentair SolarTouch
    Solar Pool Control Package #6
    w/Digital Temperature Display
    w/Built-in Pool Pump Timer
    Upgrade Cost: Included in base price  


    LEARN » Review the Side-by-Side Comparison Guide below,
    or Click on links above to review the complete package details.

    SELECT » Click on the "System Premium Control Packages"
    drop down box at top of this page, and select desired package.


    CONTROLLER Side-by-Side Comparison Guide
    Package Number

    #2
    #3
    #4

    #5

    #6

    Model Features

    Goldline
    Goldline
    Aqua
    Solar

    Goldline
    Aqua
    Solar
    TC

    Pentair
    Sun
    Touch
    Pentair
    Solar
    Touch
    Electronic Control Unit

    ·
    ·
    ·
    ·
    ·
    One piece integrated valve and motor

             
    Two piece actuator and valve combination  
    ·
    ·
    ·
    ·
    ·
    Digital readout and total
    system diagnostics
    ·
    ·
    ·
    ·
    Integrated timer activates
    pump - for max solar gain!
    ·
    ·
    ·
    Automatic Drain Valve prevents stagnant water
    ·
    Pool/Spa Automation
    ·



    Controller APPLICATION Selection Guidelines:

    All Control Packages provide effortless fully-automatic pool temperature control - simply set the desired temperature and the controller turns the solar heated water on and off when sufficient solar energy is available.

    All controller units have LED lights to show when the solar system is operating.

    Package #3, #4, #5, and #6 are upgraded with digital readouts that display the precise pool temperature, the solar panel sensor temperature, and outside air temperature [requires additional sensor].

    Package #3, #4, #5, and #6  are also upgraded with self diagnostics which actually signal an alert to any problems.

    Package #4, #5 and #6 have all the above features plus an integrated timer that activates the pool pump for maximum solar gain and reduced power costs.

    Package #5 has pool/spa automation Package #6 has an exclusive 3-way solar valve that automatically drains the solar collectors when pump is off to prevent unsafe stagnant water.


    Specific Controller APPLICATIONS:


    Package #1 - Discontinued.

    Package #2 - The ideal selection when ultimate performance,
    ease of operation, and overall value are top considerations.

    Designed for both residential and light-duty commercial pools
    in the medium to large-size pool heating range when the operation
    of a separate pump dedicated to solar circulation is also required.

    The Goldline GL-235 LV/HV Solar Pool Control Package #2 provides
    top-of-the-line design, construction, and performance.


    Package #3 - Preferred by pool/spa professionals for 24/7
    dependability and durability, higher achievable temperature range,
    and quicker response times required in commercial applications
    at resorts, condos, health clubs, etc. – or simply the perfect choice
    for the discerning homeowner desiring top performance!

    Designed for both large residential and heavy-duty commercial pools in the large to Olympic-size pool heating range when the operation of a separate pump dedicated to solar circulation is also required.

    The Goldline AquaSolar Solar Pool Control Package #3 provides
    convenient digital readout and critical system diagnostics.

    Package #4 - This package offers all of the features delivered with The Goldline Package #3, plus an integrated time clock for 24 hour control of the pool's filtration pump with selectable solar override for maximum solar gain and reduced power costs. Designed for both large residential and heavy-duty commercial pools in the large to Olympic-size pool heating range when the operation of a separate pump dedicated to solar circulation is also required


    Package #5 - - This is the right choice when pool/spa automation is desired. Solar Pool Control Package #5 provides top-of-the-line design, construction, and performance. With a digital display and and integrated timer for maximum solar gain.

    Designed for both residential and commercial pools in the medium to large-size pool heating range.

    Package #6 - This package offers maximum performance and all of the features of packages #2, #3, and #4 with digital display and an integrated time clock, PLUS it also offers an exclusive 3-way solar valve that automatically drains the solar collectors when pump is off to prevent unsafe stagnant water. Designed for both large residential and heavy-duty commercial pools in the large to Olympic-size pool heating range.

    The Pentair Solar Touch Pool Control Package #6 provides the best in overall performance, ease of operation, and most value.



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    Vortex Solar Pool Heaters are designed to maximize your swimming pleasure by using solar energy to gently warm your pool by capturing the sun’s natural heat. Solar power is a highly efficient, non-polluting alternative energy source that requires zero operating costs. Solar pool heaters perform well worldwide - even in cooler climates, require little to no maintenance, and a Vortex System typically last 15 to 20 years.

    A properly sized Vortex Solar System will raise your pool's water temperature into the 80 degree range. In addition to warming the water, your swimming season can be extended in cooler climates by as much as 50 percent, plus solar performs year round in warmer climates.

    View Customer Installations and Testimonials

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    PRODUCT SELECTION ASSISTANCE LINKS:

    HELP » System Sizing Calculator
    Determine which system is right for you with our calculator

    VIEW » Vortex Install Manual PDF Format
    View the manual for details on installing a solar pool heater

    VIEW » Ground Rack Diagram PDF Format
    Specification diagram for optional ground rack

    HELP » Contact Customer Support
    Toll-Free help line offering unit sizing support
    Online e-mail technical and installation support

    VIEW » Online Comparison Guides
    Brand and cost-of-operation comparisons
    Side-by-side heating system comparison guide

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    Function: Warms pool to 80-85° plus extends swimming season
    Benefits: Maximizes your swimming pleasure!

    Product Applications:
    Premium Kit designed for ultimate temperature control
    Project feasible for skilled handy-person using hand tools
    Kit intended for both in-ground and above ground pools
    All Premium Kits suited for residential installations
    Commercial installations may require a booster pump
    System panels can mount to roof, ground, or ground rack
    Installs on all roof types: shingle, wood shake, metal, and tile
    Custom size panels can be special ordered [call for pricing]

    Systems can be installed on multiple or complex roof layouts
    and be designed to turn a corner onto another roof section
    Order: Split Kits for above specifications

    Panel rows can be split to circumvent obstacles on roof
    Order: Split Kits for above specification

    Different size panels can be combined to accommodate
    various roof shapes
    Order: Split Kits for above specification

    Panels can be installed in multiple rows above one other
    on the same roof or rack mounting system
    Order: Double Row Kits for above specification

    Product Features:

    Do-it-yourself friendly kit; average one to two day installation
    Easy to read installation manual; step-by-step diagrams
    Includes all essential components and controls
    Higher heat than standard operating temperatures of 80-85
    degree range can be achieved by simply adding more panels

    10-Year Full-Replacement Factory Warranty
    Highly efficient nonpolluting alternative energy source
    Generates free heat - worldwide, even in colder climates!
    Zero operating costs; requires little to no maintenance
    System utilizes existing pool pump to circulate water
    Swimming season extended up to 50% in cool climates
    Effective systems perform year round in warm climates
    System rated to resist hurricane force 120mph wind load

    Proper kit selection supported by customer service agent
    Installation supported by solar engineer tech assistance
    Toll-Free help line and/or online e-mail tech support

    Product Specifications:
    VORTEX - highest quality pool heater in the solar industry
    Backed up with best customer warranty offered today
    Panels designed to exceed commercial grade specifications
    Severe-duty construction 30% heavier than industry average
    Highest panel life expectancy; typically lasts 15-20 years
    Combines high flow rates with low system pressure allowing
    maximum transfer of heat while reducing strain on pump

    Premium Kits are designed specifically to accommodate the discerning homeowner with a do-it-yourself  eco-friendly alternative that provides the effortless luxury of precisely defined swimming comfort.


    PREMIUM KIT PART LIST
    QTY Description
    4'x12' Vortex Solar Panels
    PANEL KIT - For connecting panels together and for mounting panels on roof or rack. Number of Panel Kits included is determined by number of panels purchased. Each Panel Kit includes:
    QTY Description
    2 1.5" x 3" Rubber Couplings; used for connecting the panel headers together in a series
    5 #32 Stainless Steel Hose Clamps; used for sealing Rubber Couplings to panel headers
    4 Header/Strap Stainless Steel Clips; used for fastening panel and strap to roof or rack.
    4 Screws for fastening Stainless Steel Clips to roof:

    Shingle, Metal, Modified or Rolled Roofs or Pressure Treated Wood Rack:  #14 - 1/4" x 2" - 3/8" Hex Head Stainless Steel Screws.

    Barrel or Flat Concrete Tile, or Concrete Roofs: #14 - 1/4" x 1 1/4" - 5/16" Tapcon Hex Head Screws.

    Aluminum or Steel Frame Racks: #14 - 1/4" x 1" - 7/16" Hex Head Bolts and Locking Nuts.
      Polyester Woven Strap for mounting solar panels onto roof or rack
    Number of Panel Kits included is determined by number of panels purchased.

    Mounting directly to the ground requires several additional specialized hardware components: call for information.
    ROW KIT - One required for each row of panels. Connects PVC Plumbing to panels. Each Row Kit includes:
    QTY Description
    1 End Plug; used for plugging un-used panel header outlet
    2 1.5" CPVC* Panel Adapters; used for connecting to panel outlet
    2 1.5" x 2" PVC Reducer Bushings; used with Panel Adapter to increase to 2"
    2 2" PVC Couplings; used with Bushings to connect 2" PVC pipe together
    1 1.5" Vacuum Breaker Kit; used to automatically release vacuum
    1 Panel Kit; hardware required to finish row.
    Number of Row Kits included is determined by number of panels purchased.

    *CPVC withstands high temperature and requires All purpose CPVC glue. If PVC glue is used, it may result in leakage.
    PLUMBING KIT - Used for connecting to existing filtration system. Each Plumbing Kit includes:
    QTY Description
    1 3-way Manual Control Valve; for turning solar on and off, and for regulating flow - which controls pool temperature*
    2 Check Valves; for preventing backflow through the pool's filtering system, and the solar system return line
    PVC Pipe Fittings:
    18 2" PVC 90 Elbows; used to connect two pieces
    of 2" PVC pipe together at a right angle
    2 2" PVC 90 Street Elbows; used to connect one piece
    of 2" PVC pipe into another fitting at a right angle
    8 2" PVC Couplings; used to connect two pieces
    of 2" PVC pipe together in a straight line
    1 2" PVC Tee; used to connect three pieces of 2" PVC
    pipe together in a T-shaped configuration
    1 2" x 1 1/2" PVC Flush Bushing; used to connect one
    piece of 1 1/2" PVC pipe to a 2" fitting in straight line
      Installation Parts and Accessories:
    1 Tube Polyurethane Sealant; used for creating waterproof
    seal between the panel mounting hardware / pipe clamps
    and the roof [not included with Concrete Roof or Rack Kits]
    12 2 1/2" Galvanized Two-Hole Pipe Clamps; used to
    support 2" PVC pipe on a wall or the roof while
    allowing for expansion and contraction
    4 #14 - 1/4" x 1 1/4" - 5/16" Tapcon Hex Head Screws;
    used to secure a Pipe Clamp when mounting the 3-Way
    Valve to a concrete block wall
    22 Screws used to secure the Pipe Clamps to the roof:

    Shingle, Metal, Modified or Rolled Roofs or Pressure Treated Wood Rack:  #14 - 1/4" x 2" - 3/8" Hex Head Stainless Steel Screws.

    Barrel or Flat Concrete Tile, or Concrete Roofs: #14 - 1/4" x 1 1/4" - 5/16" Tapcon Hex Head Screws.

    Aluminum or Steel Frame Racks: #14 - 1/4" x 1" - 7/16" Hex Head Bolts and Locking Nuts.
    *The 3-way control valve is easily used to turn the solar
    heater on or off, plus regulate the flow of water and adjust
    the temperature. Manual adjustments only need to be made
    occasionally as the seasons change.

    The plumbing kit requires PVC piping that can be purchased at any local hardware supply.
    CHARGE CONTROL PACKAGE - Fully automatic temperature regulation. Control Package includes:
    QTY Description
    1 Controller
    1 Actuator
    1 3-Way Valve
    2 Sensors

    High Wind Areas Note:
    These are standard kits used throughout the USA and the world and include standard mounting hardware. Areas that have high wind zones may require upgraded/additional hardware to meet local codes; see SuperClips and speak to a Solar Direct representative about upgrade requirements.  Depending on your jurisdiction, your installation may require a permit from the Building Department; Solar Direct can provide standard submittals, or custom layouts if required – engineering fees may apply.



    Product Manufacturer: Pool Heating Distributors

    Processing and Delivery Information: Please allow Processing Time as stated above for your order, plus standard transportation delivery time. Orders placed after 2PM EST may not begin processing until the next business day. Please call for Rush Processing and/or Rush Shipping options. Due to high demand between March and July, extended processing time may occur; allow up to 21 business days for order processing. Due to the size and weight of this item, expedited shipping is usually prohibitive; call for quotation.

    *Shipment Processing & Packaging:

    Every effort will be made to fulfill expedited orders; however, expedited processing or expedited shipping is not guaranteed. If the expedited processing or expedited shipping deadline is missed, the additional expedited processing or expedited shipping surcharge will be refunded. Refunds for delays resulting in missed deadlines on expedited processing or expedited shipping orders will be limited to the amount of the expedited charge only. 


    IMPORTANT Delivery Note:
    Delivery truck driver will require handling assistance to be provided by purchaser when unloading unit from truck. Liftgate service available at an additional fee.
     Click here for information on Warnings and Notices about the delivery and unpacking of your kit.


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    Our Star Rating system is the direct result of experience with well over 4000 actual units in the field in the homes of our customers.

    The criteria are:
    Quality of Materials and Workmanship
    Reliability and frequency of repairs
    Factory response to service or warranty issues
    Strength of the warranty
    Customer satisfaction
    Efficiency (verifiable rating certification by industry accepted test
    facility)
    Longevity

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