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Welcome to our Swimming Pool Solar Matting Page

With Solar Matting, a one off payment is now all it takes to heat your pool! Harness the power of the sun and benefit from free, environmentally friendly heating for your swimming pool.

Solar Matting is versatile enough that it can be used in both above ground or inground swimming pools.

Swimming Pool Solar Matting on the roof of your houseRolled up swimming pool solar heating panels

Some other advantages:

  • Easy installation
  • No Maintenance
  • 5 year warranty

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There are 2 options you can have with the solar matting, the first one is 'Box A' the second is 'Box B'

Box A = 4m²

This box contains:

  • 4 solar panels 33cm x 3m with the O-Rings
  • 8m of nylon banding to attach the head to the absorber
  • Repair set for wear and tear and lubricant for installation
  • Black plastic 5cm adaptors x 2
  • 1½” threaded adaptors x 2 (Black plastic)
  • 2 black plastic reducer sockets
  • 1 x 1½” (Black plastic) stop plug
  • Tie-wraps
  • Manual
  • Packed Size: 15kg, box size 400 x 360 x 385

£

Box B = 5m²

This box contains:

  • 3 solar panels 33cm x 5m with the O-Rings
  • 10m of nylon banding to attach the head to the absorber
  • Repair set for wear and tear and lubricant for installation
  • Black plastic 5cm adaptors x 2
  • 1½” threaded adaptors x 2 (Black plastic)
  • 2 black plastic reducer sockets
  • 1 x 1½” (Black plastic) stop plug
  • Tie-wraps
  • Manual
  • Packed Size: 18kg, box size 400 x 360 x 385

£

Inground Pool
No of Boxes Required
L x W
Sq ft
Sq m
Box A (4m²)
Box B (5m²)
24' x 12'
288
26.76
3 - 4
3
26' x 13'
288
31.40
4
3
28' x 14'
392
36.42
4 - 5
4
30' x 14'
420
39.02
5
4
30' x 15'
450
41.81
5
4
32' x 16'
512
47.57
6
5
36' x 18'
648
60.20
7 - 8
6
40' x 20'
800
74.32
9
7 - 8

 

Above Ground Pool
No of Boxes Required
L x W
Sq ft
Sq m
Box A (4m²)
Box B (5m²)
19' x 12'
288
21.18
2
2
23' x 12'
276
25.64
2 - 3
2
30' x 15'
450
41.81
4
3
33' x 18'
594
55.18
5 - 6
4 - 5
12'
113.04
10.50
1
1
15'
176.6
16.41
2
1 - 2
18'
254.3
23.63
2 - 3
2
21'
346.2
32.16
3
2 - 3

Accessories

Pool Solar Accessories
Kit A 1416-M
Box Kit 'A'

£  

Kit B 1415-M
Box Kit 'B'

£  

1417-M
Vacuum Breaker (Only needed if system is above 4 metres)

£  

1419-M
3-Way Manual Ball Valve

£  

1418-M
Roof Support Angle per 2m Length

£

1410-M
300ml Roof fixing glue tube

£

1420-M
Control panel

£

1421-M
Booster Pump

£

1422-M
Booster Pump Sun Sensor

£

How does Solar Matting work?

In a nutshell, the Solar Matting is pre-fitted to PVC manifolds which are connected to each other (and must be plumbed directly to the swimming filtration plant). Water is pumped from the pool, passed through the filtration plant and then moved through strips of E.P.D.M Quality P.V.C Solar Matting which absorb heat from the suns rays, thus suitably heating up the water of your pool as it passes through.

The size of your pool will determine how much solar matting is required (please see the tables above for details).

Where do I fit the Solar Mat?

The ideal positioning for solar matting is south facing and set to a 30 degree angle. It can be laid at ground level either flat or on a frame. The option to lay pool solar matting on a roof is available but this comes with added considerations. A garage roof is often the chosen site, in this event you may may need an extra "booster" pump to raise the water up to this higher level, the distance to the garage may also need to be taken into consideration. Your existing pump may have the power but if in doubt ring us on 0151 334 0222.

The most important requirement for solar matting is that it's placed somewhere with great access to the sun, the perfect direction being south facing (i.e. facing the sun) as this will ensure maximum heat absorption and garner a high performance from your solar matting.

Additional recommendations

  • Using a solar cover for your pool greatly prevents heat loss and will help to maintain the temperature of your water. Using a swimming pool heater without one is a bit like turning the radiator on in your house with the window open!
  • In the Winter months solar matting will need to be empty of water to prevent damage from the cold.

If you need any more technical details please click below to see the brochure or alternately give us a ring on 0151 334 0222

Diagram of the swimming pool solar heater mats

Solar Matting is more than suitable for commercial pools but please call us for quantity advice.

Solar heating mats are suitable for commercial swimming pools