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Sanibel Captiva Community Bank Solar Panels (Library Way)

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Sanibel Bank Goes Green with Solar Panels Participating in the SanCap Solar Connect Solarize initiative, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank (SCCB) purchased a solar electricity system for it’s branch location at 2475 Library Way on Sanibel Island. This 70 panel system has a 18,200 watt rating, and will reduce the bank’s utility electricity use. Solar Panel Investment Solar panels are a …

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Fort Myers Home Gets Solar Pool Heater

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The new homeowners of this Fort Myers home wanted to enjoy their pool year-round, and recognized that one of the best times to buy a solar pool heater is during the slower summer season. As part of the solar pool heater installation, we cleaned up the plumbing and valves at the pool equipment pad and replaced the pump with an …

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New Solar Pool Heating System in Cape Coral, FL

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Here are a couple of pictures of an iSwim solar pool heating system installed recently in Cape Coral, FL. The system consists of seven 4’x12′ panels on a tile roof. This multi-roof system is more than adequate for the 320 square foot pool, and will provide virtually year-round comfortable swimming for the owners. We had to span one roof obstruction …

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Swimming Pool Solar Panels in Cape Coral

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A swimming pool in Cape Coral that is not heated in April is just 77 degrees on average. A solar heated pool is in the upper 80’s and possibly over 90ºF if desired! In May, the average temperature is just 5 degrees warmer, prompting many people to keep their solar pool heater running to reach comfortable and enjoyable swimming temperatures. …

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Naples Flat Tile Roof Gets Solar Pool Heater

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I have received a lot of requests recently about solar pool heaters on flat tile roofs. Flat tile is one of the easiest roofs on which we install solar panels. While the tiles take some preparation, and the work is labor intensive, it is relatively easy to walk on. The strapping, often the most challenging and cumbersome parts of the …

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Cape Coral Solar Pool Heater Installed March 2016

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Here are some pictures of our latest solar pool heating installation in Cape Coral, FL. This duplex pool was too cold for enjoyable swimming in the spring, so the owner decided to do something about it. With nine panels, it is sized for maximum performance, and all of the suitable roof space was used to achieve the warmest temperatures possible. …

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Quick and Easy Solar Pool Heater in Cape Coral, FL

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Every once in a while we get a relatively easy solar pool heater installation on our schedule. It’s a welcome break from steep roofs, long plumbing runs, and roof types that require extra care in terms of safety, protection of the roof, and installation difficulty. Starting and finishing a job in one day is definitely a satisfying experience. That’s not …

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Dealing with Roof Obstructions and Vents for Solar Pool Heating Panels

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When installing solar pool heating panels, it is very often the case that roof vents and other obstructions come into play. Placing panels in a way that takes advantage of the available roof space becomes a challenge. There are a several strategies that we use to deal with vents and other obstructions, which may include plumbing vents, attic vents, satellite …

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Solar Pool Heater – Bonita Springs, FL

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This solar pool heater, installed recently in Bonita Springs, FL, is located on a south roof and sized for a large 15′ x 30′ pool (450 sq ft). The owners will enjoy 10-12 months of swimming in comfortable pool temperatures, and will greatly increase their enjoyment of the pool in the spring and fall. One thing you will notice from …

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Estero, FL Solar Pool Heater With Black Plumbing

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Many of the gated communities of Estero, Bonita Springs, and Naples require that solar pool heater roof plumbing be black in color. While we don’t recommend black plumbing due to potential service issues associated with warping and swelling, we are obligated to follow the architectural requirements of the homeowner’s association, and we transition from white to black at the roof …

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Solar Pool Heater Installed in Naples, FL

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Here’s a great photograph of a solar pool heater recently installed in Naples, FL. The happy couple is looking forward to taking their daughter swimming in their new home. The pool has been too cold since they moved in in November, so it’s about time they get to jump in! This system shows how we can transition from two different …

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Large Solar Pool Heating System Installed in Fort Myers, FL

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This large solar pool heater was designed and installed by Florida Solar Design Group in Fort Myers, FL for a family with a recently remodeled pool. Situated on a perfectly oriented south roof with an ideal pitch for winter performance, this solar pool heater will be a top performer, drastically extending the family’s swim season, providing heated pool water throughout …

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Roof Mounted Solar Pool Heater in Cape Coral, FL

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This installation of a solar pool heater was just completed by Florida Solar Design Group in Cape Coral, FL. It features a total of nine solar panels (five pictured). What you see in the upper left is the vacuum relief, which allows air into the system when the pump turns off, ensuring the system can drain properly without creating negative …