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Pool heating | Solar or Heat Pumps for swimming pools

Solar pool heating systems are the most economical, and environmental friendly systems available that utilises free solar energy to heat swimming pool water. Solar panels are normally installed on the building's roof (not on thatched roofs), but ground level installations are also practical if enough space is available.

For information about electric heat pumps for swimming pool heating. click here

Solarhouse   Heated swimming pool






[ Afrikaans: Sonverhitting ]

The system diagram below illustrates the basic components of a solar pool heating system. The existing pool pump is used for circulation of the water through the panels. A pump with a power rating of 0.75kW for panels installed on a single simplex roof and and a 1.1kW pump for double storey roofs are required to ensure sufficient water circulation.

Our solar panels are made from durable UV stabilized polypropylene with a life expectancy of about 12 years. These panels are recommended for use in all South African locations.

Fact: "More panels equals more heat!"

Solar Swimming Pool Heating Installation Diagram


Item Code

of high energy solid panels


Roof space required

surface area (in full sun)


surface area (in full sun)

Price of
P2 2 1.25m 3m 3.0m x 3.5m 17m2 8m2 Click here
 P3 3 1.25m 3m 4.4m x 3.5m 25m2 12m2 Click here
P4 4 1.25m 3m 5.5m x 3.5m 32m2 17m2 Click here 
P5 5 1.25m 3m 6.7m x 3.5m 40m2 20m2  Click here
P6 6 1.25m 3m 8.0m x 3.5m 48m2 24m2 Click here 
P7 7 1.25m 3m 9.2m x 3.5m 55m2 27m2  Click here
P8 8 1.25m 3m 10.5m x3.5m 60m2 30m2  Click here
SC200 1.25m x 2m panel only  Click here
SC250 1.25m x 2.5m panel only  Click here
SC300 1.25m x 3m panel only  Click here
SC400 1.25m x 4m panel only Click here 
SC500 1.25m x 5m panel only Click here
SC600 1.25m x 6m panel only  Click here
SC-B Backing sheet  Click here
STA3M Stand for 3m panel Approx. R2500.00


Swemgat BakkieInstallation: R2500.00 + traveling @ R3.50/km only if outside Pretoria, Centurion, Johannesburg, Witbank or Middelburg areas.

R3500.00 (Double storey roofs) + traveling cost

To size a system, calculate the pool surface area [Length x Width] and use the above table to see how many panels is required to increase your pool's temperature by 8 to 12 Degrees Celsius when used in conjunction with a solar pool cover.

This estimated temperature increase is based on the assumption that a pool cover is used.

Installation lead-time: 5 - 10 days from confirmation of order

Installation & testing: 1 - 2 days

Conditional carry-in warranty: 5 years

Payment terms:  60% Payment to confirm order, balance on completion of installation.

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These solar pool heating panels are succesfully manufactured in South Africa for more than 20 years for worldwide customers.

solarcoverladySolar pool cover material

Solar pool covers (also called "solar blankets") are the most popular heat retention mechanism and made from Ultra Violet treated Polyethylene material blended with several other materials to increase strength and suppleness to improve handling on swimming pools.

Benefits of using a solar covers are:

  • It increases the water temperature of outdoor in full sunshine by about 5°C
  • Cuts heating costs by at least 60%
  • It reduces evaporation by up to 95%
  • Keeps your swimming pool or spa cleaner
  • Ultra light-weight making it easy to remove before swimming and to replace again afterwards
  • Extends your swimming season
  • Easy installation. Cover is laid on water surface and trimmed to shape with a ordinary household scissors.

Disadvantages of solar covers are:Solar pool cover rollup station

  • Relative short lifespan (2.5 to 3 years)
  • Should be stored in shade when not on the pool (or protect with a solar protection sheet)
  • Important: This is not a safety cover, but can easily be used in conjunction with a pool safety net or swimming pool alarm.
Roll-up stations are recommended for solar covers longer than 8m.


Item Code Description Width Length Price
Spa1 Solar cover for spa 2m 2m Click here for price
Spa2 Solar cover for spa 2.5m 2.5m Click here for price
Spa3 Solar cover for spa 3m 2m  Click here for price
Spa4 Solar cover for spa 3m 3m Click here for price 
1066 Solar cover 3m 4m Click here for price
1069 Solar cover 3m 5m Click here for price 
1120 Solar cover 3m 6m Click here for price
1123 Solar cover 3m 7m Click here for price
1125 Solar cover 4m 6m Click here for price
1126 Solar cover 4m 7m Click here for price
1128 Solar cover 4m 8m Click here for price 
1130 Solar cover 4m 9m Click here for price
1131 Solar cover 5m 10m Click here for price
1133 Solar cover 6m 10m Click here for price
1134 Solar cover 6m 11m Click here for price
1135 Solar cover 6m 12m Click here for price
  Any size made on request  
  4m Roll-up station Click here
  5m Roll-up station Click here
  6m Roll-up station Click here


How to measure?
Measure the longest and widest sides of your pool and choose from the above sizes.

ORDER lead-time: Made-to-order in 2 to 10 days
Installation: R750.00 (Pretoria and Johannesburg only)
Door-to-door delivery in Gauteng @ R180.00 Anywhere else in South Africa: R380.00

The price for this material in BLACK is available on request.
Prices may change without notice.