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Pool Heating

VORTEX Solar Pool Heater

Standard Kit Contents

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Standard System Kit

Solar Pool Heater VORTEX Panels Standard System Kit comes with required number of panels, the required number of Panel Kits, 1 Row Kit, and the required length of Hold-Down Strap [not shown].

VORTEX Panel Kit

Vortex Panel Kit includes the necessary parts required to connect panels together, and mount them onto various roof surfaces types [shingle, wood shake, metal, and tile], or ground rack system. One Vortex Panel Kit is also required each time a Row Kit, Split Kit, or Double Row Kit is used.

Panel Kit includes:
 2 - 1.5"x3" Rubber Couplings; used for connecting the 
        panel headers together in a series  
 5 - #32 Stainless Steel Hose Clamps; used for sealing 
        Rubber Couplings to panel headers
 4 - Header/Strap Stainless Steel Clips; used for fastening 
        panel and strap to roof or rack
 4 - #14  1/4"x1.5"  3/8" Hex Head Stainless Steel Screws; 
        used for fastening Stainless Steel Clips to roof 

Concrete Tile or Wood/Metal Rack applications include:
Appropriate screws will be substituted for each kits standard 
Stainless Steel Screws described above - based on customer
requirements that are chosen in dropdown selection box at
top of this page entitled "System Hardware Kit/applications"

#14 - 1/4" x 2" - 3/8" Hex Head Stainless Steel Screws;
standard kit screws used for Shingle, Metal, Modified or Rolled 
Roofs or Pressure Treated Wood Frame Racks

#14 - 1/4" x 1 1/4" - 5/16" Tapcon Hex Head Screws;
substitute screws used for Barrel or Flat Concrete Tile, or
Concrete Roofs
#14 - 1/4" x 1" - 7/16" Hex Head Bolts and Locking Nuts;
substitute screws used for Aluminum or Steel Frame Racks

Note: Vortex Panel Kits can be used on most other brands of
solar panels equipped with 1.5" I.D. headers.


Vortex Row Kit includes the necessary parts required to complete the proper functioning of each system. Capping off the one unused header opening at the end of a panel row [or rows], plus providing a mechanical release of vacuum buildup during draining of system is critical to the correct basic engineering dynamics.

Row Kit includes:
 1 - End Plug; used for plugging un-used panel header outlet
 2 - 1.5" CPVC* Panel Adapters; used for connecting to 
        panel outlet
 2 - 1.5"x2" PVC Reducer Bushings; used with Panel Adapter to 
        increase to 2"
 2 - 2" PVC Couplings; used with Bushings to connect 2" PVC
        pipe together 
 1 - Vacuum Breaker Kit; used to automatically release vacuum 
 1Panel Kit; hardware required to finish row.

Note: *CPVC withstands high temperature and requires All purpose
CPVC glue. If PVC glueis used, it may result in leakage.

Vacuum Breaker Kit includes:
 1 - 1/2" Vacuum Breaker; used for breaking the vacuum to allow
        the panels to drain when the pump is turned off
 2 - 1/2" Female x 1 1/2" CPVC Panel Adapter; used for connecting 
        the Vacuum Breaker to the panel outlet
 1 - 1/2" Male Pipe Nipple; used for connecting the Vacuum 
        Breaker to the CPVC Panel Adapter
 1 - 1/2" Protection Screen; used for keeping small insects from 
        entering the Vacuum Breaker

Note: 2" system plumbing is standard; 1�" kits by request.


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 Manufacturer:  Pool Heating Distributors


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