The United States’ largest manufacturer of solar thermal equipment, Aquatherm Industries, Inc., announced today its President & CEO, Dave Sizelove, will be teaching a course at the upcoming Pool, Spa, and Patio Expo in Orlando, Florida. The course, titled “Dive Into Solar Pool Heating,” intends to provide pool industry professionals with a working knowledge of solar pool heating, and will focus on selling, installing, and servicing solar swimming pool heaters.
“Pool and spa professionals, whether in building or service, have always been in a good position to profit from the sales and installation of a solar pool heating system,” says Molly Friar, Aquatherm’s Sales and Marketing Manager. “For a pool builder, it’s an opportunity to give their new customer the best solution available to maximize the use of their pool, which means a happier customer overall. For a service pro, it’s a chance to increase revenues through commissioned sales while keeping their customer’s pool open longer – meaning more scheduled cleanings and chemical treatments per season.”
The beginner-level session will provide a broad overview on solar thermal systems for swimming pool heating applications. Attendees will receive an introduction into the history and origins of pool heating before learning how to design, engineer, and install a solar pool heating system. In addition, the session will touch on the sales and marketing of solar heaters, as well as address troubleshooting techniques and special mounting scenarios.
Sizelove, a 30-year veteran of the U.S. solar thermal industry, began his career with Solar Industries, Inc. as a Design / Draftsman and then as Applications / Project Engineer before founding Aquatherm in 1989. Dave’s background is in system design and hydraulics as well as manufacturing processes. He has been active in the Solar Heating and Cooling Alliance of SEIA (formerly known as the Solar Thermal Division) for many years and has served on the editorial advisory boards of several pool and solar industry trade publications. In 1997, Dave was honored by the California Solar Energy Industries Association for his contributions to the industry.