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Aquatherm Releases Factory Video Tour

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.”

About Aquatherm:

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.

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Aquatherm Industries, already the industry's most tested and most trusted manufacturer of solar pool heating systems is proud to announce that it has been successfully audited and certified as an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2008 Company.  Aquatherm’s registered and certified Quality Management System (QMS) will provide continuous improvements – increasing resource efficiencies, deliverables quality, and enhanced customer satisfaction. 

This voluntary achievement confirms Aquatherm’s unwavering commitment to quality-of-service standards, and lets our customers know that the company adheres to documented processes and procedures that ensure ongoing improvements in delivering global customer support.  The company’s strict compliance with other quality standards including IAPMO, NSF and CSA helped fast-track the auditing process.

“It is our understanding that Aquatherm is now the first and only U.S. solar collector manufacturer to become part of this elite group of companies,” said President and CEO Dave Sizelove. "This certification is a huge step in the direction to not only meet, but exceed our customer's expectations." 

Aquatherm’s ISO Registration joins a long list of certifications and approvals for Aquatherm and its products, including the Florida Solar Energy Center, Solar Rating & Certification Corporation, International Association of Plumbing & Mechanical Officials, City of Los Angeles, CSA International and most recently National Sanitation Foundation Standard 50 – a safety, durability, and toxicity standard sought by commercial pool owners and operators. 

Aquatherm's ISO Certificate can be viewed by visiting http://www.aquathermindustries.com/blog/wp-content/uploa ...


About ISO: 

ISO 9001:2008 certification represents an international consensus on good management practices. It ensures the use of effective processes, which are consistently monitored and continually improved, with the aim of ensuring that an organization can repeatedly deliver products and services that meet the customer's quality requirements. As part of the certification process, an organization must demonstrate to its auditors a company-wide understanding of the ISO 9001:2008 standard and sound, documented management processes. 

About Aquatherm:

Aquatherm Industries is the largest manufacturer of solar pool heating systems in the United States, with a management team consisting of over 100-years combined experience. Aquatherm manufactures several of the industry’s leading brands of solar pool heating collectors, including the Solar Industries and Ecosun collectors. For more information on Aquatherm Industries, its products or its dealer network, contact Molly Friar, Aquatherm’s Sales & Marketing Manager at 1-800-535-6307, extension 226 or by email at mfriar@warmwater.com.


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