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Solar Energy, Pool Products and Services
is a solar thermal product wholesale distributor that offers quality components
through our extensive dealer network
along with unique customer services we offer directly to the consumer market.
We specialize in solar pool heating applications and have over 30 years of
experience in all aspect of design, installation, and maintenance of solar pool
heating systems for both residential and commercial application. We also
have extensive experience in solar domestic hot water (DHW) heating and
photovoltaic (PV) applications but currently refer this business to others--either
manufacturers or contractors specializing in these unique areas until market
growth justifies our involvement. We
expect to start offering DHW components by late 2007. Please check our
extensive referral list for specialized PV and DHW contractors, distributors,
We currently offer a variety
of different product mostly related to swimming pools. Check our
PRODUCTS section above.
In addition, we support you by offering these unique services:
Throughout this website, there are hyperlinks to printable documents
and data in Adobe PDF format. If you don't already have Adobe Reader,
you will be prompted to download a free version or click
. Remember to
click on any thumbnail picture for a larger version.
We hope you find our website useful
You will quickly notice that we don't advertise pricing on our site. We don't
do so for several reasons:
- Buying solar energy components or systems usually involves an
educational process so you buy only what you need. We built this site to help increase your
understanding of these systems and what it takes to design and possibly
install your own. In addition to information, we
want you to take advantage of the
services we offer to support you before and after product purchase.
- All of our
FAFCO solar pool heating products are sold through
qualified dealers. We have 150+ and growing
in seven states (OR, WA, ID, HI, CO, MT & WY). There is probably at least one in your area
and there are advantages of buying locally.
Mike Fitzgerald founded
in 1988 when moving his California operation to Hawaii and the NW. Mike
started in the solar industry in 1975 in Santa Barbara, CA and spent 18 years as a solar
thermal contractor (now inactive)
in CA, HI, and OR designing thousands of solar pool and DHW systems. As a result,
ecosystems has extensive experience in
the design, installation, and service of solar pool and hot water heating
systems and a ever-growing knowledge of PV and wind energy systems.
has three equally important missions:
- Offer quality solar energy components.
- Provide you with the help and support necessary so you can make the right
product decisions to satisfy your needs. We offer detailed
product and system information and will answer your questions so you
can select only the components you need.
- Assist you in the proper design, installation, and maintenance of
whatever system you are looking for whether you do the work yourself or have
others do it for you. We highly encourage people to do
their own work and save money. However, if installing is not
something you want to consider, we might be able to supply names of those that
can do the work for you in your area depending on the system type and your
We want to help you utilize renewable energy systems that work and perform
reliably for many years to come, reducing the world's nonrenewable
Ways to Navigate Around Our Site
- Clicking the horizontal buttons under the page banner above (Products, Services,
the vertical buttons on the left side of most pages will take
you step-by-step around the site.
- Clicking any "Quick Connect" buttons on the horizontal list
located at the top of every page
will take you to that specific page.
- Click the SITE MAP button above the banner on every page will
give a quick-link reference to the
complete contents of this site. From there, you can hyperlink wherever you want
- Also, notice the numerous hyperlinks throughout the pages themselves
(the words in orange with a line underneath) that can
connect you to specific pages, diagrams, photos, etc. as you go along.
- Finally, if there is a particular item you
are seeking but don't see within or have a specific question and can't find the
answer, click search or contact us
above. We can also be reached by phone, fax, or email (see "contact
information below). .
Call anytime. We are generally in between 9-6 Pacific time but please leave a message if we are out.
- Snailmail address and warehouse location
- 10230 SE 252nd Drive, Damascus, OR 97089 (for
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February 03, 2009