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Solar heating gallery

It is always hard to imagine what Sunbather pool solar heating will look like on your roof.  Here is a gallery of solar installations we have done. Any questions just let us know and we can help you out. More info on: justin@sunbather.co.nz or call/ text 02102332600  

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Commercial pool heating and covers

With over 40 years experience in the pool heating and cover industry. Sunbather brand has an amazing team of experts that can deliver the ultimate solution and after market care for your pool area. We are able to provide a solution for all pool areas to offer your team a safe and fast solution for your pool cover and pool heating requirements. Our engineers will provide specifications that will work with all pressure and lifting requirements.  We focus on the outcome and offer excellent after market care to ensure the product will last given the pressure of a commercial environment.  Contact us for your pool heating and cover solution justin@sunbather.co.nz or mobile 02102332600  We even have a commercial Downunder solution!...

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Do it yourself solar kit (DIY kit)

Do it yourself solar kit (DIY kit). We supply most of the gear. You will need to buy some additional parts and equipment to complete the installation.  You will receive a comprehensive plan. Check product here: Parts include: Solar collector Manifold  Vac break valve Fittings to complete roof install Solar pump Solar controller, including sensor (2x) Roof brackets Opti valve (if required) Freight additional Does not include pipe from pump shed to roof ( We can quote for additional pipe) Contact us with your address so we can take a look on GIS maps. We can measure and come up with a plan. Also email photos of pump shed, including the filter and return line back to the pool. This will...

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How Solar heating works

We take filtered water, (but not chlorinated water) and feed it up to the roof using a solar pump. Water then runs at approx 2m per second down the line and returns.  The ideal length is 10m. This means the water is in the line for 10 seconds total i.e. (Up the line for 10m + back down the line for 10m = total 20m / 2m per sec) = 10 seconds approx. Water is heated on the roof and returned back to the pool. Roof spaces will hold some serious heat. The shoulder months of the swimming season, really take advantage of this and a roof can be as hot as 35 degrees in Sept and May.  We recommend a minimum...

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Suntube 2, Rigid solar pool heating panels

  The latest in Solar pool heating rigid panels. The Suntube 2 is the only Pool solar heating panel manufactured in Australia and design to withstand the harsh AU and New Zealand climate.  Other panels are not able to cope with the Harsh NZ UV and can not last the test of time. How Solar Heating works:   The Suntube 2 system is one of the toughest solar panels in the world.    Available in 1.2m / 1.8m / 2.4m / 3.3m / 4.2m lengths Suntube-2 Panels are 600mm wide Each junction has three individual water seals to ensure there is no chance of leakage These important junctions are also now cam-locked Using the tool provided, just one-eighth of a turn...

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