SolarTouch Brochure

SolarTouch Brochure
Solar System
by Pentair Water Pool and Spa®
The smart, easy, efficient way to go solar
The reliability of full digital control at your
Solar pool heating is a smart investment. Make the most of it with the
smartest, most efficient solar controller you can buy: SolarTouch™
automation from Pentair Water Pool and Spa®.
Only the SolarTouch solar system gives you the precision and reliability of full
digital control. Just set the digital thermostat and SolarTouch will monitor the
temperature of the pool water and solar collectors. Whenever the sun offers
sufficient energy for effective heating, the SolarTouch controller opens a
motorized valve and sends filtered water to your collectors. If temperatures
drop, the system shuts the valve to keep cold water out of your pool.
SolarTouch technology brings you these advantages:
• Exclusive digital temperature control assures the most precise, efficient
heating possible. Temperature control can be set in one degree increments.
• Exclusive solar valve lets collectors drain when not in use, preventing
stagnant water or unsafe heating conditions. Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) seal and rugged motorized actuator deliver years of
maintenance-free operation.
• Exclusive LED indicator lights confirm that SolarTouch automation is
working. Service indicator LED indicates when attention is needed.
Additional features include:
• Pool-cleaner pump protection—prevents damage to your pool cleaner
pump that can result from air in the solar collectors at start-up.
• Control of a solar booster pump (not included)—for systems that
require extra flow. Activated only when solar energy is available.
Pump up the savings even more with variable speed technology
Why save less when you can save more?
If you like the energy and money savings of a solar collector, you’ll be
amazed at the IntelliFlo® and IntelliPro® Variable Speed pumps. These
pumps have saved more money for pool owners than all other variable
speed pumps combined. Now, today’s IntelliFlo and IntelliPro Variable
Speed pumps offer you all these cost-saving advantages:
•Estimated savings of up to $1,500 each year on your pool energy costs—up to 90% versus traditional pumps.*
• Ultra-efficient permanent magnet motors, as used in advanced hybrid cars.
• Precise matching of motor speed to your pool’s needs.
• 8 programmable speed settings and built-in timer for
maximum efficiency and savings.
IntelliFlo and IntelliPro advancements
don’t stop there.
• With the ability to run at lower speeds, you achieve near-silent pump operation—about 4 times quieter than most traditional-style pumps.†
• Exclusive software and digital controls for easier programming.
• Superior pool filtration for cleaner water, thanks to longer run
times at optimized pump speeds.
• Totally enclosed fan-cooled (TEFC) motor design for long life
and quiet operation.
• Integrated keypad—no need to purchase separately at an
added cost.
• Built-in diagnostics safeguard the pump for longer service life.
Make the most of SolarTouch automation.
An IntelliFlo or IntelliPro Variable Speed pump lets you access all
the energy-saving power that SolarTouch automation has to offer.
You can:
• Maximize solar efficiency by selecting the exact, manufacturer recommended flow rates to your solar collectors.
• Control the flow to and from the collector.
*Savings based on variable speed pump compared to a single-speed pump running 12 hours per day
at an average of 16¢ per kWh in a 20,000 gallon pool. Actual savings vary based on local utility rates,
pool size, pump run time, pump horsepower, pump rpm, plumbing size and length, pump model,
service factor and other hydraulic factors.
Compared to noise level of typical 1.5 hp single-speed pump.
The SolarTouch standard
system gives you all this:
•Power center with push-button digital
control panel and backlit LCD readout
•One solar valve
•One motorized valve actuator
•Water and solar temperature sensors
•Built-in diagnostics
•Nocturnal cooling
•Freeze protection
•Integration with IntelliFlo and
IntelliPro Variable Speed pumps, for
maximum efficiency and energy savings
A one-two punch of savings.
With SolarTouch automation and an IntelliFlo
or IntelliPro Variable Speed pump, you enjoy
both the efficiency of solar heating and the
savings of an energy-smart pump. In fact, your
new pump will save you more energy than
what’s used by your refrigerator, washer and
dishwasher combined. How much can you save?
See the Pool Pump Energy Savings Calculator
Solar System
Smarter design delivers smarter results
The SolarTouch™ solar system offers you digital
precision no other pool solar controller can match—so you
enjoy unparalleled efficiency and unbeatable ease of use.
• Motorized valve actuator—built to last with sturdy steel gears,
a highly efficient low-voltage motor, service switch for flow
direction and a weatherproof composite enclosure.
• Exclusive digital touch controls eliminate the imprecise
settings and moving parts of mechanical dials.
• Automatic nocturnal cooling and recirculation freeze
protection, with filter-pump timer override.
• Exclusive digital calibration of water and solar temperature
sensors allow more precise monitoring.
• 3-year warranty—backed by the industry leader.
• Exclusive Power Center/Control Panel lets you set your
pool temperature and solar temperature differentials with
the touch of a button.
• Exclusive Solar Valve automatically drains the solar
collectors when the pump shuts off. Durable PTFE
seal is maintenance-free for years of dependable service.
• Estimated savings up to $1,500 on your energy bills when
you combine SolarTouch with an IntelliFlo® or IntelliPro®
Variable Speed pump*.
An Eco Select™ Brand Product
The Eco Select™ brand identifies our “greenest” and most
efficient equipment choices. SolarTouch solar systems can
optimize energy use by only sending filtered
water to the collectors when the sun’s
energy is sufficient for effective heating.
• LCD display gives sharp, clear readings of air and solar
collector temperatures.
Available from:
Pentair Pool Products®Sta-Rite®
pumps / filters / heaters / heat pumps / automation / lighting / cleaners / sanitizers / water features / maintenance products
3/12 Part # P1-137
©2012 Pentair Water Pool and Spa, Inc. All rights reserved.
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