HELIOCOL vs
AQUATHERM

More Heat

Comparison based on
an 8 panel system.

An 8 panel Heliocol solar pool heating installation will produce more energy than a comparable Aquatherm system.

Heliocol produces 76,121 Btu per panel per day compared to Aquatherm which produces just 69,168 Btu per panel per day.

76,121 Btu
Per panel per day.

Heliocol HC

10% MORE energy from Heliocol

Heliocol produces 76,121 Btu Per panel per day compared to Aquatherm which produces just 69,168  Btu per panel per day.

69,168 Btu
Per panel per day.

Aquatherm Ecosun

Performance ratings published in March 2012 by the Solar Rating & Certification Corporation (SRCC) for thousands of Btu per square foot per day in category A (pool heating, warm climate) on a clear day. Aquatherm tested per ASHRAE96 standards. Heliocol tested per ISO 9806-3 standards. Btu per panel calculated by multiplying Btu per square foot per day by net aperture area. Net aperture information which was not available on the SRCC website was taken from individual panel specifications at www.warmwater.com. Visit www.solar-rating.org for details.

Better Warranty

Heliocol's 12-year solar pool heating warranty is longer and has better coverage than the Aquatherm 10-year solar pool heating warranty.
  1. Aquatherm/Solar Industries covers panels and labor for 10 years.
  2. Heliocol cover panels, labor AND PARTS for 12 years.
  3. Both manufacturers offer a limited lifetime warranty prorated at 50%.

Heliocol Covers:

Heliocol covers solar pool heating panels  for 12 years while Aquatherm covers solar pool heating panels for just 10 years. Heliocol solar pool heating system panel and parts are included in its 12-year warranty while Aquatherm covers only the panel in its 10-year warranty. Heliocol includes labor in its warranty for a 12 full years while Aquatherm includes labor for just 10 years.

Aquatherm Covers:

Heliocol covers solar pool heating panels  for 12 years while Aquatherm covers solar pool heating panels for just 10 years. Heliocol includes labor in its warranty for a 12 full years while Aquatherm includes labor for just 10 years.

Aquatherm warranty information based upon an Aquatherm warranty and the Aquatherm/ Solar Industries website, www.solarindustries.com, in Jan. 2012.

No Muss, No Fuss

Heliocol manufactures all panels and components, including mounting clamps and panel clamps, from the same durable, medical grade plastic, eliminating maintenance.

All Heliocol components, including panels, mounting clamps and panel clamps, are manufactured using the same durable, medical grade plastic, eliminating maintenance.

Aquatherm panels are connected using radiator-type hoses (which can deteriorate over time, leaving stains on your roof) and metal clamps which require periodic service to tighten against leakage.

Aquatherm connects its panels using radiator-type hoses (which can deteriorate over time, leaving stains on the roof) and metal clamps which require periodic service to tighten against leakage.

Aquatherm materials information based upon an Auquatherm installation manual downloaded from an Aquatherm website, www.warmwater.com, in Jan. 2012.

More Choices

3 colors

Heliocol solar pool heating panels are available in three colors to match your roof...black, terracotta and grey.

Heliocol solar pool heating panels are available in three colors to match your roof...black, terracotta and grey.

Ecosun panels by Aquatherm are available in just one color...black.

Unlike Heliocol, which has panels available in three colors to match your roof, Aquatherm panels are only available in black.

1color

Aquatherm panel color information based upon details provided by the Aquatherm/Solar Industries website, www.solarindustries.com, in Jan. 2012.

Follow the Leader

Heliocol takes great pride in leading the charge in the solar industry and sets the bar for reliability and consumer safety.

Heliocol

Aquatherm

Heliocol achieved ISO 9001 certification in 1999, while Aquatherm was not certified until 2011.

ISO 9001 is the ultimate benchmark for quality management issued by the International Organization for Standardization.

Heliocol achieved ISO 14001 certification for environmental protection in 2008. By comparison, Aquatherm has not achieved ISO 14001 certification.

ISO 14001 is the global standard for environmental protection issued by the International Organization for Standardization.

In 2011, Heliocol and Aquatherm were both certified NSF-50 for the materials, design, construction and performance of products used for public pools and spas and recreational water facilities.

NSF Standard 50 certification certifies standards for materials, design, construction and performance of products used for public pools and spas and recreational water facilities such as water parks.

Unlike Aquatherm, select Heliocol panels are manufactured using NSF-61 raw materials. NSF-61 is the standard used to address the safety of drinking water system components.

NSF Standard 61 addresses drinking water system components, ensuring that the products do not leach unacceptable contaminants or impurities.*

* The following Heliocol solar pool heating panels are manufactured by MAGEN eco-Energy using NSF-61 certified raw materials: Heliocol 74170522, Heliocol 74270522. The raw materials used in the production of the above listed panels are certified under NSF Standard 61, while the panels themselves are not certified.

More Satisfied Customers

60
Million

square feet of Heliocol panels

Heliocol has produced 60 million square feet of solar panels to date, as compared to Aquatherm which has produced 25 million square feet.

Heliocol

25
Million

square feet of Aquatherm panels

Aquatherm has produced 25 million square feet of solar panels to date, as compared to Heliocol which has produced 60 million square feet.

Aquatherm

Total Square Footage of Panels Produced to Date

Number of Aquatherm panels produced taken from an Aquatherm Industries press release, “Aquatherm Industries Solar Pool Heaters Hit Production Milestone” dated Dec. 9, 2011.

Protect Your Roof

Heliocol’s patented mounting system withstands hurricane force winds with
NO UNSIGHTLY STRAPS.

Heliocol's patented mounting system protects your roof and withstands hurricane force winds with no unsightly straps.
  • Heliocol’s open tube design virtually eliminates lift.
  • No straps means fewer penetrations into your roof.
  • Heliocol’s patented Gator clamps allow the panel to “float” over your roof, preventing moisture build up.
Aquatherm's monolithic design requires the use of straps to hold panels down in high wind conditions. Aquatherm panels can lift like an airplane wing in high winds, ripping panels and straps loose and damaging your roof.
  • Aquatherm’s monolithic panels require straps to anchor them to the roof for high wind conditions.
  • Straps mean more penetrations into your roof.
  • High winds can lift monolithic panels like an airplane wing, ripping panels and straps loose and damaging your roof.

Information on Aquatherm mounting systems obtained from the Aquatherm website Jan. 2012. www.warmwater.com