Welcome to SHC
Solar Hydronics Corp. has been in the solar pool heating industry since 1997. Since our inception, we’ve seen many manufacturers come and go. SHC has always remained one of the world’s premier solar pool collector manufacturers because of our relentless pursuit of perfection. As advancements in manufacturing technologies continue to emerge, SHC has led the way in modernizing our factory, our product engineering and design and therefore the quality of our products. No other solar pool heating manufacturer holds a candle to SHC’s innovation and total quality.
All our systems are backed by customer service through our network of authorized dealers, and protected by our lifetime limited manufacturer’s warranty.
How it works
All you do is set the pool temperature and let the SUN do the rest!
- When the automatic controller senses that your pool is colder than you prefer, water is diverted from your existing pool pump to your solar system.
- As the water flows through the solar collectors, the sun’s free energy heats it.
- The heated water then flows back to your pool.
- This simple yet highly efficient cycle continues until your desired pool temperature is reached.
- You can also cool your pool during the warmer months by running your SHC system at night. That’s right! Your controller can automatically switch to cooling your pool, maintaining the perfect temperature.
Choose the right System
As for the material, most solar collectors today are made of polypropylene due to its durability. You should avoid collectors made with rubber or rubberized material. Even though these type collectors are less expensive, they will not last as long in direct sunlight.
One way to select the right collector is by examining an actual sample of the collector you are considering and asking a few simple questions like the following.
How is the collector made?
Is the collector made in the USA?
How long has the manufacturer been in business?
Have they been manufacturing solar pool heating collectors at least as long as their warranty?
Is the collector warranted by the manufacturer?
1. Is the contractor licensed or certified?
Having a valid and appropriate contractor’s license is required in some states. Confirm licensing with your state’s contractor licensing board.
2. Is the contractor insured?
Make sure that the contractor you select has the proper liability and workman’s compensation insurance. It is a good idea to ask for copies of their insurance or a certificate of insurance prior to signing a contact or work order.
3. Does the company have experience installing and maintaining Solar Pool Heating systems?
Choose a company that has experience installing the type of system you want and servicing the applications you select.
4. Is the contractor reputable?
You can check with the state licensing board or the Better Business Bureau (BBB) to see if the contractor you are considering has any complaints against them.
Make sure all the quotes you get are based on the same information and requirements. For example, comparing a bid for a six collector system with a manual control with a bid for a seven collector system that includes an automatic control is like comparing apples to oranges.
To ensure that you are comparing apples to apples, ask the contractors to specify the make, model, size and number of collectors with all the components of the system included in their bid. Cost should include having the system installed and getting it up and running, as well as the cost of hardware and permits if required.
Selecting the right system is not difficult as long as you follow a few guidelines and use good old common sense. Choosing the right system and contractor will ensure years of trouble free service so that you and your family can sit back, relax and enjoy all the benefits of owning a warm, comfortable swimming pool.
The gentleman that came out to give me an estimate and do the work was very knowledgeable. He got right up on the roof, took measurements, and told us exactly what he was going to do. We purchased a solar pool heating system and an automatic chlorination system. I have no complaints at all. They followed up on the installation very well and even sent us a Thank You note after they were finished! I thought that was very nice because most companies don’t care once they have finished the job.
Overall, the experience was excellent. Of all the people who have done work on my house, these guys have been the best. They are such nice people to work with – I wish they did everything!