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CLEARANCE: Blemished panels available occasionally at discount price; pickup only at Sarasota Warehouse only. These panels are brand new with full factory warranty; the panels are assembled in four 1 foot strips which are connected together with a tack weld. This is to hold the individual strips in place during shipping and handling until they are placed on the roof. In some cases, the tack weld will separate during rolling, shipping or un-rolling of the panel. This is normal and does not in any way affect the integrity or performance of the panel. These panels had the seams separate during the rolling process for shipment, and now cannot be properly rolled for shipping - they are otherwise perfectly good for installation. Normally $240, discounted $50 off.
4x10 Solar Pool Heating Panels with 2 Inch Header for replacement of Fafco
& Aquatherm panels [size matches most Fafco/Aquatherm brand panels;
check specifications vs existing panel to ensure exact fit - slight variations
in length can usually be compensated for with connecting rubber couplings] Note:
the absorber surface is flat with internal oval tubes compared to the original
Fafco brand which has round tubes exposed tubes; this variation in surface may
be noticeable from the ground and should be considered if aesthetics is a major
Also consider replacing your entire aging system to a new Vortex
system – complete
kits are available to replace all of the panels and roof hardware.
VORTEX 4x10 Solar Pool Heating Panels
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!
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
Vortex Panels - Quality Solar Collectors:
• Industrial grade polypropylene plastic
• Carbon black - superior absorption
• UV Inhibitors - prevents deterioration
SINGLE 4x10 VORTEX Solar Panels may be ordered in
any quantity required.
A Vortex Panel Kit is necessary [one per panel] for the mounting of
each individual panel to the roof or rack, and for connecting it to the
Note: When ordering - enter the number of
panels required in the "quantity" box - after clicking the
"Add to Cart" button above.
• Custom Configurations
are ideal for adding one or more different sized panels to a Standard, Deluxe,
or Premium Kit for the purpose of creating a custom configuration to accommodate
complex roof designs. [See specific notes and examples directly
Replacement or Repair
Single Panels are also
perfect for replacing one or more panels on an existing system in need of
repairs [VORTEX will connect to most other manufactures
products – see product specifications].
• Boosting Operating Temperature
When high temperatures are desired or required, increasing heat
higher than standard operating temperatures of 80-85 degree
range on a new or existing system can be achieved by simply adding
panels [See Specific Formula Sizing Guide for detailed instructions].
• Improving Poor
Adding one or more panels to an existing
installed system is an excellent way to increase the inadequate heating
performance of an under-engineered solar pool heating system.
*Custom Configurations Note: Combining different
size panels requires the use of a Split Kit; purchase in the product listing
*Custom Configurations Example: Combining six
4x10s on roof A with two 4x10s on roof B. In this example the customer would
order a six panel 4x10 Standard, Deluxe, or Premium Solar Heater Kit, and
separately order a quantity of two additional Single 4x8 Panels, which include
accompanying Hardware Kit for each panel, plus one Split Kit.
IMPORTANT Note: Special discounts are available on large quantity
orders, and for licensed pool and building contractors; please contact a
Customer Service Agent.
Download » Vortex Specification Sheet PDF
Note that the specifications are for a standard 1.5" header; a Fafco
Style panel comes with upgraded 2" headers. HEADER O.D. (in / cm) 2.31 /
5.87, I.D. 1.89 / 4.80
VIEW » Vortex Install Manual PDF Format
View the manual
for details on installing a solar pool heater
VIEW » Ground Rack Diagram PDF Format
diagram for optional ground rack
HELP » Contact Customer
• Toll-Free help
line offering unit sizing support
e-mail technical and installation support
Brand and cost-of-operation comparisons
Function: Replacement or supplement of solar panels
Benefits: Worldwide shipping – Factory Direct Internet prices!!!
• Easy to read
installation manual; step-by-step diagrams
Proper panel selection supported by customer service agent
Installation supported by solar engineer tech assistance
Toll-Free help line and/or online e-mail tech support
• 10-Year Full-Replacement Factory Warranty
- highest quality pool heater in the solar industry
• Backed up with best customer warranty offered today
• Panels designed to exceed commercial grade
• 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
OPTIONAL Connecting Hardware:
Connecting Hardware / Panel kit includes:
• 2 - 3" Rubber Couplings; used for connecting the
panel headers together in a series
• 5 - #40 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 - Appropriate Roof or Rack Screws based on selection;
used for fastening Stainless Steel Clips to roof or rack
• 13.5' Polyester Strap for mounting solar panels onto roof or rack
Manufacturer: Pool Heating Distributors
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
• Efficiency [verifiable rating
certification by industry accepted test
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
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