Consumer Reviews of FAFCO solar panels
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Date created: 2015-09-30
Name: J. Montrose
Location: Wilton Manors, FL
"Solar Pool Heating"
My solar system is 8 years old. Have 7 panels, have had to replace all the panels at least once, some twice. Fafco carries a warranty of 15 years, The company that installed the panels originally is out of business. I live in the South Florida area which is heavily populated. You would think that in the last 5 years Fafco would have found a company in the south Florida area to install and service their product but I don't think customer service is a priority for Fafco. The current company that services Fafco products in south Florida, Florida Solar East, is located 5 hours away. The were scheduled to be at my house today so I took time from work to be here. At 1:30 I call them to find out if they had any idea when someone would be out. I get a call back telling me they would not be out today. Fafco says they have no control over their dealers. I would do no business with either of these companies if I did not have to.
Date created: 2012-01-05
Name: R. Mojarro
"Poor Warranty care"
Have had fafco solar panels for the pool for 5 years then leaks started. At $150 a visit to fix each time it became worse. Won't replace the panel(s) even when leak reached hose level. Company refers you to dealer & dealer charges you the same price as a new panel for a repair. Better off putting up yourself off the net. Useless warranty.
Date created: 2011-04-23
Wow! That's a really neat aneswr!
Date created: 2011-03-22
Location: Ocala, FL
Model: Revolution Solar Pool Collector
"FAFCO Revolution Solar Pool Collector is a must for pool owners that want to get the most use out of their pool."
We had the solar panels installed on our roof about 6 months ago. We love that since we had the panels installed we have been able to get months of pool time with water warm enough to swim in. Prior to the panels we would be finished swimming in the pool in September and not able to swim again until May. With the panels we are able to swim until November and then start swimming again in March. Its really is wonderful. I enjoy that the system keeps are pool to the temperature we set it at (usually 80 degrees) and I have noticed no difference in our electric bill. The only downfall is that you have to keep a cover on the pool to keep the heat in. But even the cover is very easy to put on and take off. The installation only took one day and we have not had any problems with it. Initially we thought it wasn't working properly because it wouldn't turn on automatically. But (we found out when the technician came out to look at it) that there is a sensor near the panel that does not allow the system to turn on if the panels are too cold. No reason to waste energy running water through cold panels. As soon as the panels get warm it will automatically turn on. I would definitely recommend purchasing a FAFCO Revolution Solar Pool Collector. In fact I have recommended it to some friends already. It really allows us to get the most out of our pool.