EcoOnline Performance+™ Solar Pool Heating System -- Installation & User Manual
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When choosing a location for your collector array you should consider:
Shading - the collector array should receive no shading between the hours 10am to 4pm.
Wind - the collector array should be mounted in a relatively sheltered location or with appropriate wind
Distant to pool/spa - collectors should be as close as possible to your pool (or spa).
Direction - collectors should preferably face north for maximum heat collection; however the collector
array can also face any angle between East to West.
Mounting elevation - this depends on the desired seasonal heat collection. Flatter elevations (< 45°) collect
more heat in the summer while installations closer to vertical (> 45°) produce more heat during
The figure to the left shows an example of a Child Safety
Barrier marked with a dashed line. A collector array should
not be mounted near the Child Safety Barrier - both on the
inside and outside of the Pool Area unless proper
clearances are observed. Consult your Local Government,
The Building Commission or SPASA for details regarding
pool safety barriers in your state. Please keep up to date
with regulations as they change over time. For more
information see, AUSTRALIAN STANDARDS 1926.1 2007
AND 1926.2 2007 FOR POOL SAFETY BARRIERS.
Do not install the collectors leaning against the
outside of a Child Safety Barrier so as to create a climbable
object for children to access the pool or spa.
Collectors installed inside the pool area in front of a
boundary fence must be offset away from the boundary
fence with the proper clearance from the top of the fence
so as not to provide a foothold for a child climbing into the
Do not install the collectors too close to the inside of a Child Safety Barrier so as to provide foot or
handholds from the outside of the barrier.
For spa baths and above ground pools do not lean the collector array against the side of the spa or pool so as
to create a ramp or climbable object.
For ground mounted arrays, under no circumstances should a collector array be mounted in
anyway so as to compromise the effectiveness of a pool or spa Child Safety Barrier.
The collector array can face anywhere from West to East, with an optimal orientation of
North-west for most areas. South facing orientations are generally not recommended,
unless the roof pitch is quite flat < 5˚ for southern states and < 15˚ for northern states.