Solar Panel Custom Installation

Solar Pool Heating Installation

  • More Swimming

    What good is a pool if it is too cold to use? Solar keeps your pool swim-ready all season long.

  • Money Saving

    We can’t predict the future price of gas or electric, but we can guarantee you’ll never open a bill from the Sun.

  • Eco-Friendly

    Fossil-fuel heaters pollute the planet and deplete its natural resources. Solar is an emission-free and renewable source of energy.

  • Durability & Longevity

    Gas pool heaters need to be replaced every 5-7 years, heat pumps 7-10 years, a solar heater has a 15-year expected service life.

Southwest Florida’s
Solar Pool Heating Specialist

We have been taking care of our customers and the environment since 1981.

Port Charlotte House with Solar Pool Heating

Swim in Comfort, Courtesy of the Sun

A solar pool heating system is the most cost-effective and environmentally friendly way to heat your swimming pool. They work exceptionally well in sunny South Florida, collecting free heat from the sun and transferring it to your pool. Using a Stilwell Solar pool heater, you will extend your swimming season and enjoy your pool year-round with family and friends. Investing in a solar pool heating system is a smart solution. This proven and reliable technology will increase your home value and offer long-term performance with low maintenance. In general, a properly sized solar pool heater will maintain 80˚ degrees or warmer all year under normal weather conditions.

Solar Pool Heating Diagram of Warm and Cool Water flow

Simple, Effective, and the Heat Is Free

Solar pool heating is a simple process that collects free heat from the sun and transfers it to your pool. This technology uses black polypropylene collectors to absorb the sun’s heat and your existing pool equipment to circulate the warm water. A manual valve or automatic solar control allows you to regulate the temperature. Stilwell’s solar pool heaters are fully customized specifically for your home and pool. We personally visit each home to ensure we have every detail to accurately design your solar pool heater using several factors:

  • Pool size
  • Solar orientation
  • Roof material and vent location
  • Temperature expectations
  • Pool usage
  • Control type
  • Existing pool equipment

Choose Stilwell Solar

  • Affordable

  • No Operating Costs

  • Simple Functionality

  • Swim Year-Round

  • Low Maintenance

  • Enviro Friendly

  • Made in USA

  • Best Warranty

  • Increase Home Value

Ask Us about a Solar Pool Heating System for Your Home!

Naples House with Solar Pool Heating

Your Investment Will Save You Money

Solar pool heating is the most cost-effective use of solar energy. Most solar pool heating systems in our area can be installed for $3000.00 to $4500.00 and will often pay for themselves in as little as 2 years compared to other heat sources. Solar has no ongoing operational costs, so you will never have to turn your heater off due to high costs. By taking advantage of the sun’s abundant free energy, you are ensuring a bright future for the following generations. Solar pool heating systems require minimal maintenance compared to other options and will continue to save you money and energy for 15 years or more!

Solar Pool Heating Panel Diagram with Solar Industries and Aquatherm logos

We Demand the Best Products for Superior Results and Performance

Stilwell Solar is the exclusive Aquatherm Solar Industries Master Dealer in Southwest Florida. Manufactured for over 40 years, Aquatherm is the largest manufacturer of swimming pool solar components in North America. They are committed to innovative design, uncompromising quality assurance, and a superior manufacturing process. Exceeding the safety, durability, and toxicity standards of NSF-50, Solar Industries patented materials and high performing panel design means our quality solar pool heating systems outperform and will outlast the competition. With tens of thousands of Solar Industries installations worldwide since 1976, you cannot find better built, better backed solar components.

  • Highest BTU Collector Rating 93.5% Thermal Efficiency (FSEC Cert#00617)
  • Aluminum and Stainless Steel Mounting Hardware, Including Strap – designed to withstand hurricane-force winds
  • Made in the USA, from their 50,000 sq. ft manufacturing facility in Lakewood, NJ

Aquatherm Panels:
Tube & Web Design

panel tube web design graphic
Round tubes joined by a center- or bottom-web and expansion joints.

Design allows for thermal expansion & contraction; extends service life

Web can be “vented” with slots or slits for wind-load and roof moisture relief

Multi-plate, thermally-welded and insert-molded construction

Direct, metered manifold delivers balanced flow through collector and prevents “hot-spots”

Other Panels:
Tube on Tube

tube on tube panel graphic
Round (or square) tubes connected without any separation between.

Design does not permit thermal expansion & contraction

Monolithic design; poor wind-load & moisture relief

Plagued by warping and buckling, which weakens collector and reduces lifespan

Indirect, metered flow using secondary manifold/subplenum results in larger pressure drop

Other Panels:
Separated Tube

separated tube panel graphic
Individual tubes are held together with spacer bars; surrounded by air.

Exposed tubes lose heat faster to cool air

Loose tubes trap organic debris under collectors

Indirect, non-metered manifold causes unbalanced flow

Aquatherm Solar Panels
The Most Tested & Trusted

Collier, Lee and Charlotte County highlighted on Florida map

Areas We Service

Our Southwest Florida Service Areas Include:

  • Marco Island
  • Naples
  • Golden Gate
  • Ave Maria
  • Bonita Springs
  • Estero
  • Fort Myers
  • North Fort Myers
  • Cape Coral
  • Lehigh
  • Sanibel
  • Punta Gorda
  • Babcock Ranch
  • Port Charlotte
  • Rotonda
  • Deep Creek