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Pool Collector Durability

The World Leader in Material Durability Testing

The Atlas Weathering Services Group (AWSG) is a global network of materials durability testing laboratories serving some 2,000 clients in over 40 countries. With 16 test sites around the world, each providing a wide range of climate and environmental conditions. For over 80 years AWSG is the world leader in material testing.

DSET Laboratories, Inc., a division of the AWSG, pioneered accelerated outdoor weathering in the 1960’s with the EMMAQUA (Equatorial Mount with Mirrors for Acceleration with Water) Test Method.

EMMAQUA test method employs 10 high quality mirrors that uniformly focus sunlight on the test sample. The mirrors provide intensity equal to eight suns. The apparatus tracks the movement of the sun and exposes specimens to the full spectrum of sunlight, making it one of the most realistic accelerated tests available.

Solar Industries EMMAQUA Test Result

Solar Industries is the only collector to survive a grueling 23 year life expectancy test in the Arizona desert. DSET Exposure Test, New River, Arizona. Projected life of the collector 25-30 years.

1.) Patented Tube and Curved Web Design relieves stress caused by expansion and contraction for longer life.
First polypropylene collector to use the exclusive “Sun Gard” UV stabilization formula.
Warranty claims less than ½ of 1% annually