Fafco Solar Bear Pool Heater

Fafco Solar BearThe Fafco Solar Bear Economy Heating System is designed specifically for use with above ground pools. Unlike many other pool heating systems that utilize solar, the Solar Bear is both very affordable and simple to install.

Manufactured by a premier company in the solar business, they have installed more than 125,000 solar systems and been in the business since 1972. Peace and mind for those worrying about inferior installation or any other issues.

Stand-Out Features Of The Fafco Solar Bear Pool Heater

  • Durable: Constructed with UV resistant polyethylene, the solar heating system is built to last and will not wear due to UV exposure over the years.
  • Headers: The Fafco Solar Bear system features 2-inch headers that allow for optimal heat transfer.
  • Ease of use: The Solar Bear System features a bypass valve that allows you to easily turn on your heating system whenever you choose. Six foot hoses and four clamps are included for easy hookup to your pool’s filtration system.
  • Easy installation: Detailed instructions are included with the user manual for simple installation.
  • Warranty: 10 year warranty included.


Fafco Solar Bear Pool Heater Review

If you’re looking for an affordable way to keep your pool heated, the Fafco Solar Bear Heating System is one of the best around.

The system consists on one large collector that measures 20ft x 4ft. The collector does not use connectors or couplings, which makes it incredibly easy to use. The two-inch header allows for excellent solar heat transfer and won’t slow down the circulation of your pool.

The manufacturer also provides recommendations on how many panels to purchase depending on the size of your pool. They recommend:

  • 1 panel for round pools between 16 and 24 feet
  • 2 panels for round pools between 27 and 28 feet
  • 1 panel for oval pools that are 12ft x 15ft x 24ft
  • 2 panels for oval pools that are between 16ft x 26ft x 32ft and 18ft x 34ft
  • 3 panels for oval pools that are 20ft x 40 ft

Installing this solar heating system is relatively easy. Included are two clamps and a pair of 6-foot hoses that connect to you pool’s filtration system. The panels themselves must be mounted either to the ground, or on a nearby roof to allow for optimal sunlight exposure.

The Fafco Solar Bear Heating System is constructed with UV resistant polyethylene. The highly durable material can withstand many years of exposure to UV light, meaning your system should last you many years.

  • Far more affordable than many other heaters
  • Heater must be stored during the winter months


The Fafco Solar Bear Heating System is the perfect choice for any pool size. The easy installation and ease of use means just about anybody will be able to set it up and have it working without any issues at all. It is also a fairly cheap in comparison with most pool heaters which set you back well over $1000 dollars.

7.5 Total Score
The Most Cost Effective Way To Heat Your Above Ground Pool

If you live in a place with a lot of sun then the Fafco Solar Bear Pool Heater is a very affordable way to heat your pool. Costing far less than most conventional heaters, the Fafco Solar Bear Pool Heater will save you money up front and over time.

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