The Best Looking Solar Collectors Are Also The Best Engineered

The engineers at Solar Hydronics Corp. worked round the clock to design the best, most efficient design for their newest branded solar pool heating system. What they developed was iSwim. The first aspect of any pool heater engineers what to improve is: “How can we make it collect more BTUs?” With a traditional gas or electric heater, engineers can just add more burners, or an additional heater coil. With solar, it takes more planning and brain power to come up with a viable solution.

Specifications

Model iS-408

- Nominal Size (feet) 4×8

- Width (header in inches) 47.8

- Width Installed (includes space between headers in array) 48

- Space between absorbers when installed (inches) 2.9

- Length (inches) 95.5

- Header Inside Diameter (inches) 2

- Net Collector Area (square feet) 30.25

- Net Weight Empty (pounds) 15.30

- Water Capacity (gallons) 2.72

- Recommended Water Flow Rate (gallons per minute) 3.2

- Pressure Loss @ Recommended Flow Rate (psi) 0.05

- Maximum Operating Pressure (psi) 27

- Absorptivity 0.97

- Emissivity 0.90

- Heating Capacity, Certified by FSEC (BTU/sq.ft/day) 1000

- Heating Capacity, Certified by FSEC (BTU/collector/day) 30,400

Model iS-410

- Nominal Size (feet) 4×10

- Width (header in inches) 47.8

- Width Installed (includes space between headers in array) 48

- Space between absorbers when installed (inches) 2.9

- Length (inches) 119.5

- Header Inside Diameter (inches) 2

- Net Collector Area (square feet) 37.25

- Net Weight Empty (pounds) 18.61

- Water Capacity (gallons) 3.14

- Recommended Water Flow Rate (gallons per minute) 4.0

- Pressure Loss @ Recommended Flow Rate (psi) 0.09

- Maximum Operating Pressure (psi) 27

- Absorptivity 0.97

- Emissivity 0.90

- Heating Capacity, Certified by FSEC (BTU/sq.ft/day) 1000

- Heating Capacity, Certified by FSEC (BTU/collector/day) 38,000

Model iS-412

- Nominal Size (feet) 4×12

- Width (header in inches) 47.8

- Width Installed (includes space between headers in array) 48

- Space between absorbers when installed (inches) 2.9

- Length (inches) 143.5

- Header Inside Diameter (inches) 2

- Net Collector Area (square feet) 45.45

- Net Weight Empty (pounds) 21.10

- Water Capacity (gallons) 3.68

- Recommended Water Flow Rate (gallons per minute) 4.8

- Pressure Loss @ Recommended Flow Rate (psi) 0.14

- Maximum Operating Pressure (psi) 27

- Absorptivity 0.97

- Emissivity 0.90

- Heating Capacity, Certified by FSEC (BTU/sq.ft/day) 1000

- Heating Capacity, Certified by FSEC (BTU/collector/day) 45,600

Just set your automatic controller to your desired pool temperature, and your iSwim Pool Heater will do the rest. When the controller senses that there is adequate sunlight to heat the pool, and the pool is cooler than you like, water is automatically diverted to your solar system. As the water flows up through the solar collectors, the sun’s energy heats it. Naturally, using no additional energy. The heated water then flows back into your pool. This cycle continues until your pool reaches the desired temperature.

You can also cool your pool during the warmer months by running your iSwim system at night. Your iSwim controller can automatically switch to cooling your pool, maintaining the perfect temperature.

*NOTE: In warmer climates, with infrequent rain during the swimming season, your solar system may be controlled with a manual control valve.