Fafco Solar Bear Deluxe Above-Ground Pool Solar
Heating System, Includes: (1) 4' x 20' Panel, 2- 6' Hoses, Clamp. - 2"
Manufactures#: Fafco 965-3
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Easy Do-it-Yourself Installation.
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How Solar Pool Heaters Work
Heating your pool with solar energy is really
quite simple. Cold water is pumped from your pool through our patented solar
panel design where it is warmed by heat collected from the sun. The warm
water is then pumped back into your pool giving you luxuriously warm water
and plenty of extended swim time.
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Helpful Solar Guide
Frequently Asked Questions
Will a Solar Pool
Heater heat my pool?
Of course! Each system produces up to 80,000
BTUs of heat per day. In general, this will heat a 24-foot round pool 7o
to 10o Fahrenheit warmer during the season than a pool without a
solar system. (Note: the Solar Bear Junior Disc System is designed to heat a
15-foot round pool with up to 40,000 BTUs per day.) A solar blanket will
help hold in this heat at night or when it's windy, and can help the system
do even more. For larger pools, we recommend you start with one system
unless your pool is in the shade. It's easy to add another system later if
you need it. If you think you may need another, leave room on your rack!
Can a Solar
Pool Heater also cool my pool?
During the hottest part of the summer,
running the solar system at night can cool a pool to a more refreshing
swimming temperature - down several degrees in one night if the conditions
are right. Also, if your pool is too warm, leave the solar blanket off at
night to allow more heat to escape.
of a system do I need?
For best results follow the attached sizing
chart. It is important to follow this sizing chart to ensure your system
will be large enough to heat your pool. A properly sized system will raise
pool temperatures 10-15 degrees during the season. For areas where the
swimming season can be year round, an additional panel may be needed to heat
your pool during the cooler months.
Solar Bear work OK with my pool equipment?
Of course. The Solar Bear system is designed
to work with any common, above ground pool pump.
Do I need
Solar Bear Plus comes complete with enough
hose to connect to your pump and filter. If you are installing the panel far
away from your equipment, you will need to purchase extra hose. If you'd
like to build a platform or rack, a materials list is available from your
pool store. FAFCO also provides a sample Rack Design.
How big is
the Solar Bear System for Above Ground Pools?
Approximately 20 feet long by 57 inches wide.
How much does it
The panel alone weighs 38 pounds. When it is
full of water, it is approximately 120 pounds. Each 20' panel holds about 15
gallons of water.
Solar Bear pool heater hard to install?
Anyone can install it! The system can be
easily installed in less than 30 minutes, and with the Solar Bear Plus we
include the only tool you need!
Where can I
Anywhere that the panel will be in full sun
for most of the day. The panel should face south if possible, but west is
the next best. Lay it on grass, gravel, landscaping bark or the like, or
mount it on a platform, rack or deck. Mounting at a 20o to 45o
angle with the ground will help maximize efficiency.
Should I use a
pool cover with a solar pool heating system?
A pool cover prevents evaporation loss,
particularly at night. The cover traps the solar heat that has been added
during the day. This is very complementary to the solar system. The solar
system can be viewed as actively adding heat. The cover retains that heat