Solar Pool Heaters

Heat Your Pool For Free*

*$0 Operating Cost after Installation. Ask us for Details.


DIY Solar Pool Heater Kits

 Vortex Solar Pool Heating System Kits are designed for straightforward installation requiring minimal engineering and plumbing with optional add-ons to make it even easier. Use our simple calculator to determine your system size and shop online, or get expert advice customized for your pool. Worldwide delivery available.

Professional Installations

(Florida Only)

Solar Direct has over 25 years of experience in commercial and residential solar pool heating. We offer installation services throughout the state of Florida. Answer a few questions to get started with a quote today!

Get More From Your Pool

Extend Your Swim Season

Solar Pool Heating provides you and your family with a cost-effective and environmentally conscious way to keep your pool warm and inviting even during the winter months. Contrary to common belief, there is enough solar energy, even in the cold Northeast, to warm your pool to summer levels.

$0 Operating Cost

Vortex Solar Pool Heaters are designed to maximize your swimming pleasure by using solar energy to gently warm your pool with the sun’s natural heat. Once your solar pool heating panels are installed, there is no additional operating cost involved.

10 Year Warranty

Vortex solar pool panels are backed by a 10 Year Full Replacement Factory Warranty. The Vortex warranty always guarantees full replacement of any defective panel within the 10 year warranty period. A defective Vortex panel will never be repaired.

Zero Maintenance

The Vortex panel is a commercial grade panel with 35% more polypropylene and UV stabilizers than any other solar pool panel in its class, resulting in increased durability and longevity. A Vortex solar pool heater system can last up to 15 to 20 years.

Solar Pool Heater Panel Arrays

Custom Design

Uniquely engineered to effectively capture, retain, and transfer the sun’s natural solar radiant energy to heat your pool.

Solar vs. Electric

Know Your Options

There are the two primary types of pool heating systems: Solar and Electric (Heat Pump)

The Basics

Getting Started With Vortex Solar Pool Heating

Operating a solar pool heater is quite simple and once installed it will hardly change the way you currently operate your existing pool equipment. A solar pool heater itself has no mechanical parts and utilizes your existing pool water pump to push the pool water through the solar pool panels and the Feed and Return PVC Plumbing lines.  Our Vortex solar pool heaters have a patented design that traps heat more efficiently to better heat your pool.

How a solar pool heater works:

1. Cold water pumped from your pool through your filtration equipment. 

2. Cold water transferred to solar pool heater panel array. 

3. Cold water flows upwards through the panels’ riser tubes to the top header pipes. The stored heat in the solar pool panels is transferred to the cold water, heating it.  

4. Heated water is retuned back into the swimming pool, gently raising the temperature until the desired pool water temperature is reached.

Are You Ready To Heat Your Pool For Free?

Solar Direct is here to provide you with excellent support online, or with help from our qualified Product Solution Specialist team. We offer DIY Solar Pool Heater Kits designed for ease of installation that almost anyone can perform themselves, as well as high quality, certified and licensed professional Florida solar pool heater installations for your residential or commercial applications.