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Pool Heating

VORTEX Solar Pool Heater

Premium Kit - Detailed Description

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Solar Pool Heater - 4 x 12 Panels Premium System Kit
Vortex Solar Pool Heater is Solar Direct's best swimming pool heater, the superior quality design of VORTEX earns it 5 star plus rating in our Consumer Value guide! Plus, VORTEX systems are
backed by the best factory warranty in the industry!

Vortex PREMIUM Solar Pool Heater provides the most robust and
comprehensive installation and control package offered anywhere. 

Solar Direct offers this optimum all-inclusive package exclusively through the Internet. It's the easiest, most complete user-friendly kit available on-line today!!!

Vortex Solar Pool Heaters are designed to maximize your swimming pleasure by using solar energy to gently warm your pool by capturing the sun's natural heat. Solar power is a highly efficient, non-polluting alternative energy source that requires zero operating costs. Solar pool heaters perform well worldwide - even in cooler climates, require little to no maintenance, and a Vortex System typically lasts 15 to 20 years.

A properly sized Vortex Solar System will raise your pool's water temperature into the 80 degree range. In addition to warming the water, your swimming season can be extended in cooler climates by as much as 50 percent, plus solar performs year round in warmer climates.

Premium System Kit

Solar Pool Heater VORTEX Panels Premium System Kit
comes with required number of panels, the connecting and
mounting hardware that is included with the Standard Kit, all the
time and labor saving additional components that are provided
with a Deluxe Kit upgrade plus...

Premium System Kit

Premium Control Packages
- select from four quality packages;
each package offers a technologically advanced, all-inclusive system
providing the advantage of fully automatic temperature regulation. 

VORTEX Panel Kits
   . Heliotrope HelioMatic 
      Solar Pool Control Package #1 

      w/FloVerter Motorized Valve 

VORTEX Panel Kits
   . Goldline GL-235 
      Solar Pool Control Package #2 
      w/Jandy Motorized Valve 

VORTEX Panel Kits
   . Goldline AquaSolar 
      Solar Pool Control Package #3 
      w/Digital Temperature Display 

VORTEX Panel Kits
   . Goldline AquaSolar TC 
      Solar Pool Control Package #4 
      w/Digital Temperature Display
      w/Built-in Pool Pump Timer 

CONTROLLER Side-by-Side Comparison Guide
Package Number


Model Features
Solar TC
Electronic Control Unit
One piece integrated
valve and motor
Two piece actuator
valve combination
Digital readout and total
system diagnostics
Integrated timer activates 
pump - for max solar gain!

Controller APPLICATION Selection Guidelines:

. All four Control Packages provide effortless fully-automatic pool 
. temperature control - simply set the desired temperature and the
. controller turns the solar heated water on and off when sufficient
. solar energy is available. 

. All four controller units have LED lights to show when the solar
. system is operating.

. Package #3 and #4 are upgraded with digital readouts that display
. the precise pool temperature, the solar panel sensor temperature,
. and outside air temperature [requires additional sensor]. 

. Package #3 and #4 are also upgraded with self diagnostics which
. actually signal an alert to any problems. 

. Package #4 has all the above features, and is selected when 
. replacement of a conventional pool pump time clock is desired
. or required; the integrated timer activates the pool pump for 
. maximum solar gain and reduced power costs.

Specific Controller APPLICATIONS:

. Package #1 - A well-informed choice when a combination of
the highest possible cost effective operation and value is required.

Designed for both residential and light-duty commercial pools
in the small to mid-size pool heating range when the operation
of a separate pump dedicated to solar circulation is also required. 

The Heliotrope HelioMatic Solar Pool Control Package #1 provides
trouble-free performance and long-term reliability!

. Package #2 - The ideal selection when ultimate performance,
ease of operation, and overall value are top considerations.

Designed for both residential and medium-duty commercial pools
in the medium to large-size pool heating range when the operation
of a separate pump dedicated to solar circulation is also required.

The Goldline GL-235 LV/HV Solar Pool Control Package #2 provides
top-of-the-line design, construction, and performance, along with 
all the optimum features being offered as standard!

. Package #3 - Preferred by pool/spa professionals for 24/7
dependability and durability, higher achievable temperature range,
and quicker response times required in commercial applications
at resorts, condos, health clubs, etc. - or simply the perfect choice
for the discerning homeowner desiring top performance!!!

Designed for both large residential and heavy-duty commercial pools
in the large to Olympic-size pool heating range when the operation
of a separate pump dedicated to solar circulation is also required.

The Goldline AquaSolar Solar Pool Control Package #3 provides 
convenient digital readout and critical system diagnostics, plus it
not only outlasts, but out performs all other makes and models! 

. Package #4 - This package offers the maximum performance
and optimum features delived with The Goldline Package #3, plus
an integrated time clock for 24 hour control of the pool's filtration
pump with selectable solar override for maximum solar gain and
reduced power costs. 

The time clock is programmable in 15 minute increments and can
have multiple ON/OFF times.

The Goldline AquaSolar Solar Pool Control Package #4 provides 
the ultimate in overall performance, ease of operation, and value
for the unsurpassed experience in swimming comfort!!!


VORTEX Panel Kits

VORTEX Panel Kits

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This superior quality system offers the sophisticated convenience-
minded homeowner unsurpassed swimming pleasure, and the ability
to upgrade with additional special feature options. Option upgrades
include nocturnal cooling, pump timer control [call for information].

The VORTEX Premium System is the easiest, most complete user-friendly kit available. The easy to understand, detailed step-by-step manual with diagrams eliminates all the installation guesswork, and with every potentially required component and control included, it also saves hours of shopping for hard to locate specialized parts. The average installation requires only the purchase of PVC piping, which is cost prohibitive to ship, and can be purchased at any local hardware supply.

This top quality solar kit is custom assembled based on each customer's individual desires and specifications. It also features high-tech fully automatic multifunctional controls, which provide unmatched "set it and forget it" luxury.

VORTEX systems are backed by the best factory warranty in the industry, and purchasing on-line through The Energy SuperMarket provides you with the lowest factory direct pricing available anywhere! Guaranteed.

Upgrading to the Premium Kit delivers everything necessary for a hassle free do-it-yourself installation by the average handy person over a weekend.

VORTEX Premium System Kits are based on the contents of the Deluxe Kit, which includes the required number of panels and accompanying hardware kits needed for basic panel assembly, connecting, and mounting. Plus it includes 2 check valves, a large assortment of PVC pipe fittings, various installation parts, accessories, and additional components designed to enhance the systems ease of installation, performance, and user-friendliness.

Premium Kit Highlights: 3-way automatic valve and control unit with LED status indicators, pool and solar insolation sensors, plus all the features included in the Deluxe Kit.

Premium Kit Operating Options: Precision temperature control, digital display, motorized actuator valve, on-board pool pump time clock, nocturnal cooling, booster pump control relay, and recirculation freeze protection.

Function: Warms pool to 80-85� plus extends swimming season
Benefits: Maximizes your swimming pleasure!

Product Applications:
. Premium Kit designed for ultimate temperature control
. Project feasible for skilled handy-person using hand tools
. Kit intended for both in-ground and above ground pools
. All Premium Kits suited for residential installations
. Commercial installations may require a booster pump
. System panels can mount to roof, ground, or ground rack
. Installs on all roof types: shingle, wood shake, metal, and tile
. Custom size panels can be special ordered [call for pricing] 

. Systems can be installed on multiple or complex roof layouts 
  and be designed to turn a corner onto another roof section 
  Order: Split Kits for above specifications

Panel rows can be split to circumvent obstacles on roof 
  Order: Split Kits for above specification

. Different size panels can be combined to accommodate  
  various roof shapes 
  Order: Split Kits for above specification 

. Panels can be installed in multiple rows above one other 
  on the same roof or rack mounting system
  Order: Double Row Kits for above specification 

Product Features:

. Do-it-yourself friendly kit; average one to two day installation
. Easy to read installation manual; step-by-step diagrams
. Includes all essential components and controls
. Higher heat than standard operating temperatures of 80-85
degree range can be achieved by simply adding more panels

. 10-Year Full-Replacement Factory Warranty
. Highly efficient nonpolluting alternative energy source
. Generates free heat - worldwide, even in colder climates!
. Zero operating costs; requires little to no maintenance
. System utilizes existing pool pump to circulate water
. Swimming season extended up to 50% in cool climates
. Effective systems perform year round in warm climates
. System rated to resist hurricane force 120mph wind load

. Proper kit selection supported by customer service agent
. Installation supported by solar engineer tech assistance
. Toll-Free help line and/or online e-mail tech support

Product Specifications:
. VORTEX - highest quality pool heater in the solar industry
. Backed up with best customer warranty offered today
. Panels designed to exceed commercial grade specifications
. Severe-duty construction 30% heavier than industry average
. Highest panel life expectancy; typically lasts 15-20 years
. Combines high flow rates with low system pressure allowing
maximum transfer of heat while reducing strain on pump

Product Manufacturer: Pool Heating Distributors


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