UMA Solar and Techno-Solis were awarded the first OG-400 certifications for their solar swimming pool water heating systems from the Solar Rating & Certification Corporation (ICC-SRCC). They are the first manufacturers to complete the new program. The certification proves compliance with the ICC 902/APSP 902/SRCC 400 Solar Pool and Spa Heating System Standard.
Developed in conjunction with the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (formerly The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals), the ANSI-approved solar pool and spa heating system standard addresses minimum requirements for solar water heating systems designed for and installed in residential and commercial swimming pools and spas. Compliance with this standard will be required in the 2021 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code.
UMA Solar earned OG-400 certification for its Heliocol HC family of solar pool heating systems, which make use of its OG-100 certified HC unglazed solar thermal collectors. Techno-Solis’ Swimmaster family of solar pool heaters were awarded OG-400 certification. The collection features Techno-Solis’ C15T or C20T unglazed collectors that are also OG-100 certified. Both companies’ systems are scalable to meet the needs of different sizes of pools and spas. Having met the criteria established by the standard, these systems are now eligible to display the OG-400 certification mark.
“It was an honor to be involved in this important and groundbreaking OG-400 certification process,” says Techno-Solis, Inc. Regional Manager and Technical Support Steve Messerschmidt. “It was a pleasure to work with Shawn Martin, Alonso Morlesin and the SRCC staff.”
— Solar Builder magazine