Lessons Learned in Solar Pool Heating

Nearly forty years ago a small group of engineers had a thought – someday, heating a pool with a conventional fossil-fuel heater will become a luxury we can no longer afford.

But, as most pool owners will tell you, an unheated pool is an unused pool.

The group began work on what would become the first long lasting, cost-effective polypropylene solar heater for swimming pools. With its unique design, it received the first patent ever awarded for a sun-tracking “tube and web” solar collector.

Modern Plastics Magazine heralded the design and manufacturing process as a “new concept” in the use of polypropylene for such an application.