Our THERMAX Extreme solar pool heating kits are designed for either roof mount or ground mount.
When mounting panels, it is important to make sure they are in the best orientation to capture the southern sun which is as close to southern facing as possible (azimuth). Ensure minimum shading through the day to maximize their performance. The Angle of inclination can optimize the pool heating production. Generally, the rule of thumb for solar pool heaters is that they should be mounted at the same angle as the summer equinox (longest day of the year). Click here for more information on solar mounting angles.
Multiple collectors should be installed in series but should not exceed 4. For larger size system we recommend you connect them in parallel. 2 parallel rows of 4 collectors will perform better than one row of 8 in series. When connecting the panels, it is very important to use the technique called reverse return. This insure the pressure drop and flows will be equal across each panel. An automatic solar air vent is included with our water heating kits and will ensure the air is properly removed. This should be installed at the highest point on your solar water heating system.