Lakewood, NJ—The largest manufacturer of solar pool heaters in the United States has released a 6-minute behind-the-scenes look at its entire manufacturing process. The video takes viewers from “pellets to pallets,” with a step-by-step walkthrough of how the NSF-listed solar pool heaters are made. From taking in precompounded polypropylene resin pellets (the material used to make the solar collectors); to its multiple thermoplastic extrusion lines; to the final assembly and quality control testing of collectors, Aquatherm Industries wants to show the world why it has come to be known as “The Most Trusted Name in Solar Pool Heating.”
Established in 1988 as a parent-company to its predecessor Solar Industries, Inc., Aquatherm Industries, Inc. has grown substantially over the past 25 years. Currently, the manufacturer produces seven of the industry’s leading brands of solar pool heating systems, including its three “flagship” collectors: Ultrasun, Ecosun, and Solar Industries. In 2005, Aquatherm’s Lakewood, NJ manufacturing facility doubled in size following a 25,000 square foot expansion. In 2011, Aquatherm Industries, Inc. became an ISO 9001:2008 registered company, and is still currently the only U.S. solar collector manufacturer to meet the standards of the world-renowned quality management system.
Dave Sizelove, CEO and Co-founder of Aquatherm, believes the video speaks volumes to the manufacturer’s focus on quality and attention to detail throughout the entire manufacturing process. “We have some customers, Dealers who have installed our systems for upwards of 20 years, who had never seen all the effort we put into supplying them with a quality product. It’s fantastic to be able to give them a behind-the-scenes look at the work we do every day.”
“In the beginning, we had planned to keep the video within our close network of Dealers and Distributors,” says Sizelove. “But, as we moved forward with the project, we made a conscious decision to go public. Now, pool owners who are looking to heat with solar can see for themselves the quality and workmanship that goes into each and every one of our solar pool heaters.”
An ISO 9001:2008 registered company, Aquatherm Industries, Inc. is the largest U.S. manufacturer of low-temperature, unglazed polymer solar collectors – primarily used for residential and commercial swimming pool heating as well as domestic hot water and process pre-heat applications. Within the company’s “pellets to panels” approach, Aquatherm’s extrusion, welding, and injection molding processes have been awarded four U.S. and two International Patents for its technology. In addition, Aquatherm’s collectors were the first NSF-50 listed solar collectors in the word. Aquatherm distributors currently serve Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, all of North, Central, and South America, France, Egypt, and Jordan.