Solar Pumps Frequently asked Questions and Facts

How long will my solar panels last?

What’s so special about the pump?

How long will a solar pump last?

Is it connected to the grid?

How many solar panels do I need?

What happens on cloudy days?

What if I have water features that need to run at night?

Will my pool cleaner work?

Do I have to make any changes to my automatic chlorinator?

Can I use a solar powered pump to run my solar heating system?

What affects the installation costs?

Is there any maintenance involved?

I’m a very capable handyman. Can I do the installation myself?

Do the panels have to go on the roof of the house?

What warranty can I expect from SunSmart Sunshine Coast?

Is it a reliable investment?

Is it a good investment?

Why not the competitors brand?

Why not install a PV off – grid system to power up my existing pump?

I have an existing AC pump. Can you use this to upgrade the system to a solar pump system?

A Few Facts

SunSmart Pool Pumps Sunshine Coast wants you to know:

  • A pool pump is one of the largest electricity consuming devices in your home
  • You can run your pool pump directly from the sun
  • DC brushless technology is perfect for solar power
  • DC brushless technology gives you almost double the efficiency of AC technology
  • DC brushless technology gives you 2 to 3 times longer motor life
  • DC brushless technology is much quieter
  • Converting to solar power helps our environment
  • A solar power pool pump system can pay for itself in less than 2 years
  • A solar power pool pump system can run parallel to your existing AC pump or ‘stand alone’
  • A solar power pool pump system can save you up to $2000.00 a year
  • Cater for all size pools – models from 17 cubic meters per hour to 31 cubic meters per hour (285 litres / min to 520 litres / min

You will see we offer a Dual Redundancy Self Regulating Mains Power Pack that can be used as the main power source or as an optional backup. When used as a backup it will draw on mains power on an ‘as needed’ basis to supplement solar power when sunlight is inadequate. The power packs are used either stand alone or combined with solar panels for various situations:

Pump running solely from mains power.

Combination mains and solar power

(The STC rebate is a federal incentive)