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
Solar Pool Heater VORTEX 4x12 Panels Standard System Kit comes with required number of 4'x12' panels, plus all connecting and mounting hardware necessary for panel installation. Ideal for replacing existing systems, or add your own plumbing and control components to construct a new system. Note: Deluxe or Premium models offer more inclusive kits that incorporate plumbing and control components. Each Standard System Kit includes the required number of Panels and Panel Kits,1 Row Kit, and the required length of Hold-Down Strap [not shown].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 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. • 4 - #14 1/4"x1.5" 3/8" Hex Head Stainless Steel Screws;† used for fastening Stainless Steel Clips to roof • Polyester Woven 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" • Shingle, Metal or Modified/Rolled Roofs or Pressure Treated • Wood Frame Racks, use standard kit screws: #14 - 1/4" x 2" - 3/8" Hex Head Stainless Steel Screws• Barrel or Flat Concrete Tile or Concrete Roofs, substitute: #14 - 1/4" x 1 1/4" - 5/16" Tapcon Hex Head Screws• Aluminum or Steel Frame Racks, substitute: #14 - 1/4" x 1" - 7/16" Hex Head Bolts and Locking NutsNote: 2" system plumbing is standard; 1½" kits by request.Note: Vortex Panel and Row Kits can be used on most other brands of solar panels equipped with 1.5" I.D. headers. For systems or parts for panels with 2" headers, click here.Vortex Row Kit includes the necessary parts required to complete the proper functioning of each system. Capping off the one unused header opening at the end of a panel row [or rows], plus providing a mechanical release of vacuum buildup during draining of system is critical to the correct basic engineering dynamics. Row Kit includes: • 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"x2" 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.Note: *CPVC withstands high temperature and requires All purposeCPVC glue. If PVC glue is used, it may result in leakage._______________________________________________________ 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 lasts 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_______________________________________________________PRODUCT SELECTION ASSISTANCE LINKS:HELP » System Sizing Calculator• Determine which system is right for you with our calculatorVIEW » Vortex Install Manual PDF Format• View the manual for details on installing a solar pool heaterVIEW » 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 supportVIEW » Online Comparison Guides • Brand and cost-of-operation comparisons • Side-by-side heating system comparison guide _______________________________________________________ Function: Warms pool to 80-85° plus extends swimming season Benefits: Maximizes your swimming pleasure! Product Applications: • Standard Kit designed to replace existing solar panels • Project feasible for handy-person using basic hand tools • Kit intended for both in-ground and above ground pools • All standard kits suited for residential and commercial • 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 day installation • Easy to read installation manual; step-by-step diagrams • Includes all necessary components needed for project • 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
Note: Standard Kit is designed for replacement panel change-outs on existing systems. It only comes with the required number of 4'x10' panels and accompanying hardware kits needed for basic panel assembly, connecting, and mounting. The Standard Kit can also be used as a foundation starter kit for straightforward installations requiring minimal engineering and plumbing. IMPORTANT NOTE: The average skilled handy person can easily manage a basic panel change-out, but using a Standard Kit for a new installation is only recommended for an experienced tradesperson. Deluxe or Premium Kits are designed specifically to accommodate do-it-yourselfers and highly recommended for most residential installations.
*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.