FAFCO® & AquaCal® Team Up to Bring New Complete Solar Solution for Pool and Spa Heating to Market

Two industry experts, FAFCO® solar thermal manufacturer and AquaCal® heat pump manufacturer, have teamed up to bring you the most energy efficient package for PV solar with swimming pool and spa heating!

Two industry experts, FAFCO® solar thermal manufacturer and AquaCal® heat pump manufacturer, have teamed up to bring you the most energy efficient package for PV solar with swimming pool and spa heating!

After years of hard work and a collaboration with the U.S. Navy and the National Renewable Energy Lab, FAFCO® developed the patent pending CoolPV® system. CoolPV® is an enhanced solar electric system that generates electricity and heats water using the same panel on the same roof space. Because the solar electric panel is "cooled", it generates up to 4 times more electric power than a stand-alone solar electric panel. All you need is a load for the heated water like a water heater or swimming pool.
To give pool and spa combination owners a complete solution to heating without using gas, FAFCO® turned to AquaCal®. AqualCal® heat pumps use electricity only to transfer heat, not create it, making them an extremely energy efficient method of heating. A small portion of the electricity generated by the FAFCO® CoolPV® panels can power the new FAFCO® Spa Companion heat pump, which will transfer the heat from the swimming pool to the spa. Once you are finished with the spa, the heat can be transferred right back into the swimming pool.
FAFCO® VP of Sales & Marketing, Phil DelNegro states "It's exciting to bring two legacy brands in the swimming pool and spa industry together to unite on a very common goal - the heating of water as efficiently as possible with the most minimal impact to the environment. Our customers are going to simply love the marriage of the AquaCal® Spa Companion and FAFCO® CoolPV®."
Both FAFCO® and AquaCal® are thrilled about this new partnership and the "gas free" solution for PV Solar and pool & spa heating that can now be offered to energy and environmentally conscious pool/spa owners.
"We are truly excited to be working with FAFCO® to offer pool owners the most energy efficient and environmentally sensitive pool and spa heating solution possible," expresses Don Detwiler, VP of Sales for AquaCal AutoPilot, Inc.
FAFCO® was founded in 1969 by Freeman A. Ford and Richard O. Rhodes hoping to bring about the first successful solar business. In a history spanning over four decades, FAFCO® has earned nearly 30 U.S. patents. FAFCO®'s achievements in solar technology have been widely recognized with a variety of industry awards and even a feature in Newsweek magazine's "History of Solar" in 2008. Today, FAFCO® remains confident that with time and technology, it will achieve its ultimate goal of putting solar energy within reach of every household.
AquaCal AutoPilot, Inc. is part of Team Horner™, a Fort Lauderdale-based, employee owned swimming pool supply distribution, manufacturing and export company founded in 1969. Team Horner™ includes such respected brands as HornerXpress® Distribution, HornerXpress® Worldwide, AquaCal® Heat Pumps, AutoPilot® Salt Chlorine Generators, Lo-Chlor® Specialty Chemicals, TropiClear® Maintenance Chemicals, and StoneHardscapes Natural Stone Pavers.

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