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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.

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

Both Rigid and Strip 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 while Rigid Systems are relatively solid and inflexible. Rigid Panel Systems are traditionally manufactured from a heavy-duty, UV-resistant rigid plastic while Strip Systems are usually manufactured from flexible PVC. Rigid Panels are designed to be more robust and durable than Strip Solar Heating Systems and are usually supplied with longer warranties of around 10 and 25 years (Rhino Solar® is supplied with a 25 year warranty*), while Strip Systems are generally warranted for 10 to 15 years.

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

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Rigid Systems have greater resistance to*:

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Our range of Australian Made Rigid Solar Pool Heating Panels

Rhino Black Panels®

Rhino Black is an Australia Made rigid solar pool heating system, specifically designed and engineered to withstand some of the harshest climates in the world. Engineered by Australia’s pool heating experts and certified to ICC 901 / SRCC 100-2015 Rhino Black is an innovative, reliable and World leading solar pool heating system. Supplied with top quality componentry and a 25 year warranty*, it is an ideal choice for professional solar pool heating companies globally.

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Cobra Panels®

Providing both efficiency and cost effectiveness, Cobra Panels are manufactured using high-grade materials such as UV Stabilised Co-Polypropylene and Glass-filled Polypropylene.
Supplied with a 10 year warranty, Cobra’s tough and durable design provides greater resistance to cockatoo attack, hail damage, UV exposure, pool chemicals and extreme wind – Cobra Panels are even supplied with a 5 year cockatoo warranty*.

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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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Are you interested in learning more about our range of Rigid Solar Pool Heating systems? Contact the Boss Solar team on 1300 786 489

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Triple Black®

Triple Black® is our standard product for solar pool heating. This traditional, single-material collector has SRCC certification, making it the ideal choice for many high end pool professionals worldwide.

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Ultimate Blue®

This unique profile with its distinctive blue inner tube is specifically formulated for durability and heating efficiency. High matting agents on the outer tube and web are designed to improve efficiency and durability.

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Using high-tech Nano polymers, NanoTek® allows you to enjoy the same heat output with 40% less coverage! NanoTek® is ideal for those with limited roof space, or for those seeking maximum heat output

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