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VORTEX 4x12 Solar
Pool Heating Panels
With Connecting Hardware
   Model: VT48-PK
VORTEX 4x12 Solar<br>Pool Heating Panels<br>With Connecting Hardware
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    Solar Pool Panels - VORTEX 4 x 12 Single 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 industry!!!


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

    SINGLE 4x12 VORTEX Solar Panels may be ordered in any
    quantity required. Each solar panel comes with one accompanying
    Vortex Panel Kit included with purchase of each Single Panel.

    The 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 adjacent panel.

    Note: When ordering - enter the number of panels required in
    the "quantity" box - after clicking the "Add to Cart" button above.


    SINGLE Solar Panel Applications:

    • Custom Configurations
    Single Panels 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 below*].

    • 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 Performance
    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 section.

    *Custom Configurations Example: Combining six 4x10s on roof A
    with two 4x12s 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 4x12 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.


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

    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
    • Brand and cost-of-operation comparisons


    Vortex Panel Kit for connecting solar panel to adjacent panels
    and mounting on to the roof surface or supporting rack

    VORTEX Panel Kits

    The Vortex Panel Kit includes the necessary parts required to connect panels together, and mount them onto various roof surfaces types [shingle, wood shake, metal, and tile], or ground rack system. For High Wind areas, please click here

    Mounting directly to the ground is possible, and requires several
    additional specialized hardware components [call for information].

    One Vortex Panel Kit is also required each time a Row Kit,
    Split Kit, or Double Row Kit is used.

    Panel Kit includes:
    • 2 - 1.5"x3" 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. Polyester strap included
    • 4 - #14 1/4"x1.5" 3/8" Hex Head Stainless Steel Screws;†
    used for fastening Stainless Steel Clips to roof
    • 13.5' Polyester Strap for mounting solar panels onto roof or rack 

    †Concrete Tile or Wood/Metal Rack applications include:
    Appropriate screws will be substituted for each kits standard
    Stainless Steel Screws described above - based on customer
    requirements that are chosen in dropdown selection box at
    top of this page entitled "System Hardware Kit/applications"

    • #14 - 1/4" x 2" - 3/8" Hex Head Stainless Steel Screws;
    standard kit screws used for Shingle, Metal, Modified or Rolled
    Roofs, or Pressure Treated Wood Frame Racks

    • #14 - 1/4" x 1 1/4" - 5/16" Tapcon Hex Head Screws;
    substitute screws used for Barrel or Flat Concrete Tile, or
    Concrete Roofs

    • #14 - 1/4" x 1" - 7/16" Hex Head Bolts and Locking Nuts;
    substitute screws used for Aluminum or Steel Metal Frame Racks

    Note: Vortex Panel Kits can be used on most other brands of
    solar panels equipped with 1.5" I.D. headers.


    Function: Replacement or supplement of solar panels
    Benefits: Worldwide shipping – Factory Direct Internet prices!!!

    Product Applications:
    • Adding different sized panels to create a custom configuration
    • Providing of one or more repair panels on an existing system
    • Increasing heat range above standard operating temperatures

    Product Features:
    • Do-it-yourself friendly connecting and mounting components
    • Easy to read installation manual; step-by-step diagrams
    • Includes all necessary components needed for project

    • 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

    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

    • 1.5” Nominal Header [1.48” I.D, 1.90” O.D]

    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


    Note: Single panels may be purchased without an accompanying Hardware Kit - purchase in individual components section.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: The average skilled handy person can easily manage a basic panel change-out, or add additional panels to an existing system.

    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 August, 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.

    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.


    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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