Goldlineฎ Microprocessor Solar Pool Control PACKAGE #2
comprised of the Goldline GL-235 LV/HV Controller, the Hayward 3-Way motorized automatic solar control valve, the Goldline Actuator model GVA-PKG, and the Goldline Pool Water and Roof Sensors model: PC-10K for use with Solar Control.
Manufactured by Goldline, the Solar Pool Control Package#2
is designed to offer the ultimate in overall performance, ease of
operation, and value - for the unsurpassed experience in swimming
and spa comfort!!!
Top-of-the-line design, construction, and performance are the hallmark
of the Goldline GL Series, Goldline/Hayward's premier line of swimming
pool/spa solar heating system controls - a series where all the optimum
features available today come as standard on the Goldline GL Series!
The Energy SuperMarkets top selling brand, the Goldline units earn
a solid 5 star plus rating in our Consumer Value guide!
Goldline units are backed by the only 5-year factory warranty
in the industry. Plus The Energy SuperMarket offers the lowest on-line
factory direct pricing available! Guaranteed.
The Goldline Control PACKAGE #2 - Individual Components:
GL-235 LV/HV Control Hayward 3-Way Valve
GVA-PKG Actuator Goldline Pool Water and Roof Sensors
GL-235 LV/HV Model
The GL-235 LV/HV unit utilizes the existing
pool's circulation pump for solar heat
pick-up. It works in conjunction with
the Hayward 3-Way Valve and
Actuator model JVA-PKG, or with
other manufacturer's valves.
This unit has the additional feature of
being used with 12 or 24 volt actuators and will also operate a separate pump that is dedicated to solar circulation only.
The Goldline valve controls pool
water circulation by the pool's filtration
pump - either through the solar collectors,
or bypassing the solar collectors.
The pump can be sized up to 1HP with 120VAC and 2HP with 240VAC.
The GL-235 LV/HV model has one low-voltage output for controlling a single valve and a second high voltage output for controlling a filter pump or solar booster pump.
Specific Applications: Designed for both residential and medium-duty
commercial pools in the medium to large-size pool heating range when
the GL-235 LV/HV controller needs to operate a 3-Way Valve,
and when operation of a separate pump that is dedicated to solar
circulation is also required.
Note: The unit has a front panel switch which provides for nocturnal pool
cooling instead of heating. Cooling is used in conjunction with the pool's
filtration pump being allowed to run during the early dawn, cooler hours.
Installation Note: The GL-235 is designed for outdoor use. For safety,
the GL-235 must be a minimum of 5 feet horizontally from pool or spa.
View the following manual for installation and operation.
Download ป Installation and Operation Manual [Pdf Format]
Download ป Goldline Control Warranty [Pdf Format]
The 3-Way valve works in conjunction with either of the Goldline controller models, and is remotely operated using the Goldline Actuator.
When the controller is signaled by the sensors, and calls for solar heat pick-up, the Hayward valve immediately activates. The opening "diverter" valve then directs the flow of circulation through the solar collectors using the pool's filtration pump.
Hayward 3-Way Valves are designed to be totally maintenance free.
Technical Specifications: The 3-Way Hayward valve is available in
standard size 1 1/2" pool input to 2" solar system connection, or in
the oversized 2" pool input to 2 1/2" solar system connection.
1.5 inch I.D. / 2 inch O.D. Plumb 1.5 PVC pipe into the valve
outlet or put a 2 Fitting over the valve outlet.
2 inch I.D. / 2.5 inch O.D. Plumb 2 PVC pipe into the valve
outlet or put a 2.5 Fitting over the valve outlet.
Hayward 3-Way Valves are designed to never leak, break, melt, slip,
or lose pressure even under the most demanding conditions.
Hayward Valve Features:
Designed for easy automation using Goldline 3-Way Actuator
Available in standard 1 1/2" - 2" and 2 - 2 1/2" sizes
Constructed of temperature and chemical resistant CPVC material
Constructed using innovative port design for superior performance
Do not leak, break, melt, slip, or lose pressure
Do not require lubrication, and may be mounted in
any position except upside down
1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
Note: For a positive solar shutdown, or service to collectors during
pump operation cycle, an isolation ball or gate valve must be used on
the feed line for positive shut off.
for Hayward 3-Way Valve
Straightforward and uncomplicated
to operate, Goldline's Actuator
is engineered to operate with both
2-way and 3-way valves, and can be
installed using only a screwdriver.
An adjustable cam gives Goldline's
actuator more flexibility than many of
the other actuators on the market.
Offering the highest torque output
in the industry, with 22 oz per inch
for maximum valve control ability
and top solar panel performance.
Technical Specifications: The Goldline Actuator for 3-Way valves
incorporates bi-directional design for installation flexibility, plus a
180 degree rotation with 90 degree increments. Compatible for easy
adaptation to 2- or 3-way valves. With energy-efficient design and
universal sizing, the Goldline Actuator fits most valves.
Unit includes service switch for quick service access [some models].
The Hayward Actuator comes with 15 feet of heavy-duty cable
prewired for installation. UL and CSA certification.
Assembly of Goldline Actuator to the Hayward 3-Way Valve
In three easy steps the Actuator can quickly be attached to the top
of the 3-Way Valve by any handy-person using a screwdriver:
1. Before attaching the Actuator to the 3-Way Valve, the Handle
must be removed from the Valve. To remove the Handle, turn the
thumb-screw by hand counterclockwise until removed, and then
slide the Handle straight up and off the Valve Handle's spline.
2. Next determine the Actuator's proper orientation in relationship
to the Valve's directional flow [per instruction manual]. Remove the
four screws from the Valve body. Align the Actuator spline with the
Valve spline, and push the Actuator onto the Valve spline. Use the
four extra-long screws [included] to bolt the Actuator to the Valve
where the four standard screws were removed.
3. Place the Valve's Handle onto the Actuator spline, and re-insert
the thumb-screw turning clock-wise.
The assembled units should resemble the image below.
Note: The Valve could be in any one of three possible positions in
relationship to the Actuator, depending on the exact application.
The diagram below shows a line drawing of the Actuator from a top
view [left], and a side view [right] - with arrows indicating the four
holes used in attaching the Actuator to the Valve.
The diagram below shows a line drawing of the assembled units;
on top is the Handle retained on the shaft with the thumb-screw.
Next is the Actuator, and underneath is the Valve, joined together
using a screwdriver with the four extra-long screws provided.
Pool Water or Roof Sensor
The Goldline PC-10k Sensor can be
used with any solar control unit that
requires 10k sensors.
This sensor has universal applications;
it can be used to measure solar heat on
the roof, and also be used to measure
temperature of the pool's water.
When used on the roof, it is placed in
direct sunlight and mounted to the roof
with a screw or adhesive. When used to
measure pool water temperature, it is
easily and quickly attached to the
PVC pipe of the existing system.
Technical Specifications: Attaching unit as a pool sensor to the
PVC pipe requires drilling a hole in the PVC pipe, and using a standard
stainless steel hose clamp [purchased separately] to secure the
sensor in place.
Product applications besides being included in this package are:
1. Being used in conjunction with the Goldline Solar Controls Units GL-235 LV/HV
2. Being used as a replacement for the Goldline Solar Controls
Package #2 - Model: GL-PKG
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Goldline is clearly recognized as the world leader!
Goldline Controls, previously known as Independent Energy,
has been the control industry leader since 1975.
Since its inception, Goldline has produced in excess of 2,500,000
electronic controls. Every control is conceived, designed, developed,
and manufactured in-house.
Goldline has pioneered all of the advances that make automatic
control of solar heating systems easy, accurate, and reliable.
The Goldline name is recognized the world over for superior quality,
performance, and reliability. Every control manufactured goes through
a series of multiple inspections and tests to ensure its integrity.
Goldline has been awarded numerous product and design patents in
recognition of the many unique, progressive, and evolutionary products
produced, and is UL Listed for safety and performance.
Goldline Controls is proud to note that due to the reliability and
performance of its products, it is the predominate supplier of product
into the solar pool heating market, earning 70%+ market share of
the solar pool heating market!
Why Solar Controls dramatically enhance performance
A Solar Control Unit needs to be included as an integral component
of any solar system on an inground pool, or large above ground pool.
Solar Controls are essential for maximizing the solar performance of
any pool solar systems - even if the geographical location is in a
consistently high solar effectiveness area.
By accurately monitoring the available solar radiation and the pool's
temperature, a Solar Control Unit directs the solar system to function
only when it can add heat to the pool, resulting in capturing the most
solar/cost savings benefit out of any solar system.
Solar Controls also offer the additional benefit of thermostatic control,
so the temperature can simply be set and effortlessly maintained.
Just set it and forget it!
Using a Solar Control assures high-limit protection, restricting the
solar system from heating the pool/spa beyond the set temperature,
a nice safety precaution! The GL-235 Control is designed not to let
pool/spa water exceed 102ฐF, unlikely for a pool but very possible
for a spa.
The GL-235's thermostatic control can also be operated at night to
cool the pool if it is in an area where pools become too warm from the
sun on their own during the summer season.
Logic of necessity for Solar Pool Control Package
Pools heated by solar energy need to have an accurate controller
for two primary reasons.
Initially, it is vital for proper performance to maximize the utilization
of the solar heat available by circulating water through the collectors
when solar rays can be absorbed - and not circulating when heat
could be lost through reverse process.
The second reason for an accurate controller is to allow the pool
owner/operator to automatically adjust and maintain the maximum
This turn-key controller package is designed for a straightforward
installation, dependable operation, and easy serviceability.
A solar pool heating system can dramatically reduce or eliminate
the rising monthly gas or electric power costs by heating your pool
with free, abundant energy from the sun.
Several recent studies using sophisticated monitored sites provided
data that proved automatic controls were definitely beneficial.
And installing a Goldline do-it-yourself package results in an immediate
and dramatic reduction or elimination of pool heating costs!
Function: Goldline Package controls entire solar pool heating system
Benefits: Maximizes your swimming pleasure!
The Goldline GL-235 Electronic Solar Pool Controller Package
efficiently manages solar pool heating systems to operate at
peak efficiency - even under less than ideal weather conditions -
and includes everything needed for a complete do-it-yourself
installation except the electrical power connection
Designed to provide hassle-free management of both residential
and light-duty commercial pools
Excellent for high demand pools/spas at residential, condo, resort,
hotel, motel, health club, vacation home, etc.
Supplementing a solar pool heating system combined with
a Goldline Electronic Solar Pool Controller - together with a solar
pool cover greatly enhances total performance, plus reduces energy
costs up to 70 percent - thereby saving hundreds of dollars
per year in pool heating costs!
Superior electronic control of pool/spa heating operation
Reduces process to simple knob setting operation
Highest system life expectancy; years of trouble-free service
COMPLETE do-it-yourself friendly kit; average 3-5 hour installation
Easy to read installation manual; step-by-step diagrams
Installations feasible by handy-person with standard hand tools
Includes all necessary components needed for complete install
Valve output for 12 or 24 valve without any need for adjustment
Color-coded wire terminals make connecting system a breeze!
Ample interior wiring space - no need to access electronics
Calibrated control knob for precise maximum temperature
Solid stainless steel material used on solar sensor block
All-aluminum sensor block for pool water temperature
All-aluminum sensor block for collector simulation does not
need to be mounted on the collectors
Extra UV protection ensures longer lasting like-new appearance
Lightning strike arc absorbers for sensors
GL-235's upgraded model available for pump control and/or
valve plus pump
Models also available for pool sweep delay protection and
isolated relay contacts
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
5-Year Limited Factory Warranty
The GL-235-LV-HV Goldline Controllers carry
a five year warranty
Goldline GL-235 Brochure
Goldline GL-235 Installation Manual
Product Manufacturer: Goldline/Hayward Pool Products
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Quality of Materials and Workmanship
Reliability and frequency of repairs
Factory response to service or warranty issues
Strength of the warranty
Efficiency (verifiable rating certification by industry accepted test
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Online e-mail technical and installation support
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