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Solar Pool Heating in Fort Myers, FL

Check out our latest promotional video for Solar Pool Heating in Fort Myers, FL. Learn how the iSwim system is superior to the rest!
by Solar Southwest Florida on May 18, 2016

Al Gore on Climate Change

This is one of the most interesting and enlightening TED talks I’ve heard on climate change. In it, Al Gore answers three very crucial questions: Must we change? Can we change? Will we change? During his talk, Gore points out facts that can no...
by Go Solar Energy For Life! on Feb 29, 2016

Going Solar for 40 Years

In the early morning of November 15th, 1975, I closed the door of my apartment (one of a few remaining army barracks of “Fort” Myers) and walked a quarter of a mile to join my father on my first day of work in the solar industry. He had c...
by Go Solar Energy For Life! on Nov 15, 2015

Solar Pool Heating Season is Right Around the Corner

The heat of summer is still upon us, but fall has arrived and solar pool heating season is right around the corner! October 15th traditionally starts the solar pool heating season, but it seems to be getting earlier and earlier every year. The phone...
by Solar Southwest Florida on Sep 23, 2014

Solar Pool Heater Optimum Flow Rate

I’ve seen homeowners do some pretty crazy stuff with their pool plumbing, but one thing that is quite common is finding valves arranged to slow down the water flow through a solar pool heater. The rationale given by people is that they want the...
by Solar Southwest Florida on Aug 12, 2014

Solar Pool Heater Optimum Flow Rate

I’ve seen homeowners do some pretty crazy stuff with their pool plumbing, but one thing that is quite common is finding valves arranged to slow down the water flow through a solar pool heater. The rationale given by people is that they want the...
by Solar Southwest Florida on Aug 12, 2014

Masterful Solar Pool Heater Plumbing Requires the Best Installers

While all of our installers do great work, I can often tell which installer did a job by the plumbing. Sometimes it’s the valve manifold at the pool equipment pad and sometimes it’s the roof work. While he likely trained the person doing...
by Solar Southwest Florida on Aug 11, 2014

Masterful Solar Pool Heater Plumbing Requires the Best Installers

While all of our installers do great work, I can often tell which installer did a job by the plumbing. Sometimes it’s the valve manifold at the pool equipment pad and sometimes it’s the roof work. While he likely trained the person doing...
by Solar Southwest Florida on Aug 11, 2014

Friday #12 – Solar Energy Customers for 36 Years!

Last Friday, Phil and Melva Martin walked into our office with a couple of questions about their solar pool heater which they bought from my father in 1978. It was such a pleasure to meet them. Meeting solar energy customers of my father’s is e...
by Go Solar Energy For Life! on Jun 3, 2014

Change Time on SunTouch Solar Pool Heating Controller

We sprung forward last night for Daylight Saving Time, and naturally many people want to change the clocks on their Pentair SunTouch Solar Pool Heating Controllers. It’s actually quite simple, and I’ll show you how here. Here are the step...
by Solar Southwest Florida on Mar 9, 2014

Change Time on SunTouch Solar Pool Heating Controller

We sprung forward last night for Daylight Saving Time, and naturally many people want to change the clocks on their Pentair SunTouch Solar Pool Heating Controllers. It’s actually quite simple, and I’ll show you how here. Here are the step...
by Solar Southwest Florida on Mar 9, 2014

What the Heck Does FAFCO Stand For?

It’s not uncommon for people to mishear or misunderstand our company name as Fasco, Fastco, Falco, or something else. Even people that know us well might wonder why we are called Fafco Solar. I had the distinct pleasure of spending a substantia...
by Solar Southwest Florida on Feb 22, 2014

What the Heck Does FAFCO Stand For?

It’s not uncommon for people to mishear or misunderstand our company name as Fasco, Fastco, Falco, or something else. Even people that know us well might wonder why we are called Fafco Solar. I had the distinct pleasure of spending a substantia...
by Solar Southwest Florida on Feb 22, 2014

Comparing Pool Heating Options for Southwest Florida

In this article I attempt to explain and compare the various pool heating options available to Southwest Florida pool owners.
by Solar Southwest Florida on Jan 29, 2014

Hybrid Solar Pool Heating Systems Provide Best of Both Worlds

Some in the industry call a solar pool heating system with a heat pump or gas heater a Hybrid Solar Pool Heater. I prefer to call it a solar pool heater with auxiliary or backup heater. The word ‘hybrid’ is a bit overused in the industry...
by Solar Southwest Florida on Jan 28, 2014

The UltraTemp® Swimming Pool Heat Pump

Even in Florida, your pool can get a little too cool for comfort in chilly months or in the evenings. In order to enjoy swimming year round, most pool owners equip their pool with a heater. However, electric heaters require a lot of energy to keep yo...
by Ultimate Swimming Pool & Spa on Jan 28, 2014

Solar Pool Heater Replacements – Friday #1… of 40 Fabulous Fridays in the Field

In celebration of our 40th year, I decided to go out in the field with our technicians for 40 Fridays. I call it my “40 Fabulous Fridays in the Field having Fun with Fafco Solar’s Friends and Family” celebration. Here’s my rep...
by Go Solar Energy For Life! on Jan 16, 2014

Fafco Solar Celebrates a Milestone in 2014!

2014 is a big year for Fafco Solar… it’s our 40th year in business! To celebrate the occasion, I decided to join my technicians in the field each Friday. After sitting behind a desk for the better part of 30 years, it will be fun to go ba...
by Go Solar Energy For Life! on Jan 8, 2014

Solar Pool Heating Season in Southwest Florida

The 2014 solar pool heating season is in full swing, and our team is working hard to meet an aggressive installation schedule. This is our busiest time of the year – the combination of a high seasonal population in Southwest Florida and cool po...
by Solar Southwest Florida on Jan 6, 2014

FAFCO Solar Panels Add Back Pressure to Pool Pumps

Yeah, so? Some disingenuous competitors love to tell a story about how FAFCO solar pool heating panels, which have a patented subheader for better flow distribution, burn up pumps due to high “back pressure.” They also claim that FAFCO pa...
by Solar Southwest Florida on Oct 14, 2013


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