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Vortex Solar Pool Heating System

VORTEX Solar Pool Heating
Automated System Sizing

The Vortex Solar Pool Heater Automated Sizing Calculator will assist you to determine the number of solar panels needed to properly heat your swimming pool.

For additional information on Vortex solar pool heaters please click on any of the links on the right of this page.

Complete the form to calculate your solar pool heater system size:

I know how many panels I need, what next? Choose from:

» Standard Kit
Ideal for replacing existing systems, or if you wish to add your own plumbing fixtures and control components to construct a new system. Includes: Panels, Panel and Row Hardware for basic panel assembly, connecting, and mounting.

» Deluxe Kit
Complete kit for new or existing pools. Kit includes all the components included with the Standard Kit PLUS a Plumbing Kit, a 3-Way Manual Control and a generous supply of additional components and fittings designed to enhance the system's ease of installation, performance, and user-friendliness.

» Premium Kit
Complete kit for maximum control of temperature. Kit includes all the components included with the Deluxe Kit PLUS a fully automated control package for temperature regulation.

Typical System Space Requirements
Vertical Displacement
4 x 8 Panel System - 8' 6"
4 x 10 Panel System - 10' 6"
4 x 12 Panel System - 12' 6"
Horizontal Displacement
# Panels Overall Width # Panels Overall Width
13' 3"
34' 6"
17' 6"
38' 9"
21' 9"
43' 0"
26' 0"
47' 3"
30' 3"
51' 6"

The overall width includes the minimum 3" required on all sides of each row to allow for feed and return plumbing. Different size panels may be combined; however, we suggest you call for technical assistance on these types of installations. Maximum 10 panels per row. Multiple rows required for larger systems.

Use the solar insolation map below to determine your zone and the length of the extended swimming season you may expect if your pool is heated.

Extended Swimming Season
Swimming Season
12 months
10-11 months
9 months
8 months
6 months
4 months
3 months
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