Splash Solar designs and installs environmentally safe solar systems that heat pool water and water for homes. Based in Pinellas County, Splash Solar serves the Tampa Bay Area, in particular Pasco, Hernando, Hillsborough, Polk, and Manatee.
Founded in 1986, Splash Solar has been serving the area for more than 20 years.
Splash Solar Services and Specifics
Solar Panels and services offered by Splash Solar
Solar pool heating
Solar Splash designs and installs solar systems to heat the water in pools, which ensure comfortable swimming temperatures from mid-March through early December. A good quality solar system can last in longer than 15 years, and there are no maintenance costs as there are no moving parts that can break.
Solar water heating
Solar Splash installs solar heating systems to warm household water. Their systems have glass-covered collectors to capture the heat from the sun even on overcast days, and use intelligent automation to turn the system on and off daily. Splash Solar water heating systems are efficient and reliable, giving up to 25 years of service.
Solar attic fans
Installed in attics where the temperatures soar in the hot Florida summers, these fans save energy and improve a home’s energy efficiency, which helps to save on energy costs. The reduced temperature in the attic also improves the effectiveness of the air conditioner in the room.
Swimming pool heat pumps
Solar Splash installs swimming pool heat pumps that don’t utilize solar panels, but do use heat energy created by the sun as their primary energy source. They use technology similar to air-conditioning units, with a fan and compressor to take heat from the surrounding air and transfer it to the pool.
Installation costs and process
Solar pool heating
The cost varies between $1800 and $6000 depending on the surface area of the pool, the desired pool temperature, how many months in a year you want to swim, and the complexity of the installation.
Solar water heater
The cost can vary from $4000 to $7,500, depending on various factors.
Swimming pool heat pump
The installation cost of a heat pump pool heater ranges from $3000 to $5,000, depending on heat pump size, labor costs and other factors.
According to the website, the company completes the majority of its installations within one day. Customers only pay when they are satisfied with the work.
Solar Splash undertakes to fix or replace faulty or leaky solar pool heaters or related plumbing, valves, or components, but states that it’s seldom necessary because they use only the best products. These include brands like Fafco, Solar Hydronics Corp, Aquatherm Industries, Heliocol, and Techno Solis.
Reviews are overwhelmingly positive, with customers describing Splash Solar as professional, and reasonably priced. However, these reviews are from a few years back.
The company is knowledgeable about federal tax credits and State and Utility Rebates on solar installations and shares this information with customers to help them with the financial implications of going solar.
Splash Pool Products Inc. is a Florida State-certified contractor and has excellent credibility with the Better Business Bureau, Angie’s List, Governing State and local Licensing boards.
Solar Splash has been operating in the Tampa Bay Area for more than 20 years, providing solar pool and water heating systems to residents there. The company doesn’t seem to keep a high profile online, so it’s hard to make an objective judgment as we could only go on the information provided by the company on its website.