HELIOCOL vs
HI-TEC

More Heat

Comparison based on
an 8 panel system.

A 400-square-foot Heliocol solar pool heating installation will produce more energy than a comparable Hi-Tec system.

Heliocol produces 76,121 Btu per panel per day compared to Hi-Tec which produces just 60,430 Btu per panel per day.

76,121 Btu
Per Panel per day.

Heliocol HC

26% MORE energy from Heliocol

Heliocol produces 76,121 Btu per panel per day compared to Hi-Tec which produces just 60,430 Btu per panel per day.

60,430 Btu
Per Panel per day.

Hi-Tec HT480

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. Hi-Tec and Heliocol tested per ISO 9806-3 standards. Btu per panel calculated by multiplying Btu per square foot per day by net aperture area. Visit www.solar-rating.org for details.

Better Warranty

Heliocol's 12-year solar pool heating warranty has better coverage than the Hi-Tec solar pool heating warranty.
  1. Solar Hydronics/Hi-Tec covers panels and labor for 12 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 and parts for 12 years while Hi-Tec covers solar pool heating panels only. Heliocol solar pool heating system panel and parts are included in its 12-year warranty while Hi-Tec covers the panel only, no parts. Heliocol covers panels, parts and labor in its warranty for a 12 full years while Hi-Tec covers only the panels and labor.

Hi-Tec Covers:

Hi-Tec only covers solar pool heating panels and labor under its warranty, but no parts. Heliocol, by comparison, covers panels, parts and labor. Hi-Tec only covers solar pool heating panels and labor under its warranty, but no parts. Heliocol, by comparison, covers panels, parts and labor.

Solar Hydronics/Hi-Tec warranty information based upon Hi-Tec warranty downloaded from the Hi-Tec website, www.hi-tecsolar.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.

: Hi-Tec 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.

Hi-Tec 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.

Solar Hydronics/Hi-Tec materials information based upon Hi-Tec specifications downloaded from the Hi-Tec website, www.hi-tecsolar.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.

Hi-Tec panels by Solar Hydronics are available in just one color...black.

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

1color

Hi-Tec panel color information based upon details provided by the Hi-Tec website, www.hi-tecsolar.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

Hi-Tec

Heliocol is ISO 9001 certified for quality management. Hi-Tec is not certified.

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

Heliocol is ISO 14001 certified for environmental protection. Hi-Tec is not certified.

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

Heliocol is NSF-50 certified for the materials, design, construction and performance of products used for public pools and spas and recreational water facilities. Hi-Tec is not certified.

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 Hi-Tec, 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.

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.
:  Hi-Tec's monolithic design requires the use of straps to hold panels down in high wind conditions. Hi-Tec panels can lift like an airplane wing in high winds, ripping panels and straps loose and damaging your roof.
  • Hi-Tec 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 Hi-Tec mounting systems obtained from the Solar Hydronic/Hi-Tec website Jan. 2012. www.hi-tecsolar.com.