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Rigid Solar Heating

What is Rigid Solar Heating?

Rigid Solar Heating Systems consist of a series of Rigid Panels installed on the roof of a building. They operate by drawing water from the pool and pumping it through a series of tubes within the Rigid Panels. The suns free energy heats the circulating water, returning it back to the pool at an elevated temperature, ideal for swimming.

Manufactured from a heavy-duty, UV-resistant rigid plastic, Rigid Solar Systems are designed to have a greater resistance to wind and weather dislodgement, cockatoo attack, hail damage and freezing cold conditions*. They are a long lasting, efficient and reliable pool heating option.

*Refer to warranty for details

Our Rigid Panel Range

Rhino Solar®

The toughed solar pool heating system in the World. This Australian Made system offers exceptional heating performance, durability and longevity
with a 25-year limited warranty, including a 12-year cockatoo warranty*.

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Cobra Panels®

Cobra Panels® are an easy-to-install, high performance Rigid Panel system. Offering exceptional heating performance, Cobra Panels are designed for ease of installation and are supplied with a 10-year limited warranty, including a 5-year limited cockatoo warranty *.

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Rigid Systems have greater resistance to*:

What is the Difference between Strip and Rigid Solar Pool Heating?

Both Strip and Rigid Solar Pool Heating systems will heat your pool in a similar manner and for similar times throughout the year. The main difference is that Strip Systems are soft and flexible with Rigid systems are relatively solid and inflexible. This means that Strip Solar Systems can be easily customised to suit virtually any roof space. This makes the system ideal for irregularly shaped roofs or roofs with many obtrusions such as sky lights, antennas or air conditioners. Alternatively, Rigid Panel Systems are more robust and durable, designed to resist wind and weather dislodgement, cockatoo attack, hail damage and freezing cold conditions. However they are more expensive than Strip Solar Systems.

Due to their more robust design and higher price, Rigid Panel systems are usually supplied with longer warranties of around 20 and 25 years, while Strip Systems are usually supplied with warranties of between 10 and 15 years.

Both Rigid and Strip Solar Heating systems are cost effective options, paying themselves off in only a few years’ time.

Are Rigid Panel Systems the right choice for me?

Rigid Panel systems are ideal for those seeking a more robust, durable and longer lasting solar pool heating system. Rigid Panels are particularly popular in regions that are prone to cockatoo or bird attack, as they tend to be supplied with a cockatoo warranty. For example, Rhino Solar is supplied with a 12 year limited cockatoo warranty*.

However, they are more expensive to install than traditional Strip Systems and may not be suitable for all installations, particularly for irregularly shaped roofs. If this is the case, our range of Strip Solar Heating systems may be a good alternative. Each system must be designed to suit your individual needs, roof type, pool size, application and budget. Contact us now to discuss which option is right for you.

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By how much will Rigid Solar Pool Heating extend my swimming season?

A typical Boss Solar Rigid Solar System will extend your existing swimming season by around four months and can increase your pool temperature by as much as 10ᵒC. Actual results will depend on several factors including the size of the system, its location, orientation and any shading or wind it may be exposure to.

Using our Solar Saving Calculator you can discover how much solar could increase your pools temperature by throughout the year. Our calculator can also allow you to compare the cost of heating your pool using Solar, Gas Heating or a Heat Pump. Follow the link below!

Discover how much solar could increase your pools temperature here!

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