Installation of Solar Collector
Choose a roof space which receives as much direct sunlight throughout the day as possible. Also consider the distance that the roof is from the pool and filtration equipment as the solar flow and return pipes need to be installed to carry pool water from the pool to the roof and back.
- For long and narrow roofs where the solar collector array will be greater than twelve (12) metres from end to end we recommend that the header pipes be installed at opposite ends of the collector array, (refer diagram #2).
- Where the solar collector array is to be twelve metres or less from end to end the header pipes can both be at the same end. This arrangement is easier to install, and less pipe is required, (see diagram #1).
NOTE- The ideal length is ten (10) metres as the rolls are 40 metres in length, thus no additional joins will be required and a good flow of water will be easily achieved.
Start at the top of the roof area to be used and work down. Roll the collector out along the roof to the chosen length then either; (a) turn the collector and roll back along to the beginning, (if header pipes are to be at one end, (diagram #1) or (b) cut the collector if header pipes are to be at opposite ends, (diagram #2). Continue until all the collector is laid out on the roof.