Aquatherm Industries Factory Tour Video

Aquatherm Industries has released a 6-minute video showing a behind-the-scenes look at our entire manufacturing process.

The video takes viewers from “pellets to pallets,” with a step-by-step walkthrough of how our NSF-listed solar pool heaters are made. From taking in precompounded polypropylene resin pellets (the material used to make the solar collectors); to our multiple thermoplastic extrusion lines; to the final assembly and quality control testing of collectors, we want to show the world why it we’ve come to be known as “The Most Trusted Name in Solar Pool Heating.”



In 2005, Aquatherm’s Lakewood, NJ manufacturing facility doubled in size following a 25,000 square foot expansion.  In 2011, Aquatherm Industries, Inc. became an ISO 9001:2008 registered company, and is still currently the only U.S. solar collector manufacturer to meet the standards of the world-renowned quality management system. We currently manufacture seven of the industry’s leading brands of solar pool heating systems—including its three “flagship” collectors: Ultrasun, Ecosun, and Solar Industries—as well as a number of private-label collectors.

Dave Sizelove, CEO and Co-founder of Aquatherm, believes the video speaks volumes to the focus on quality and attention to detail throughout the entire manufacturing process. “We have some customers, Dealers who have installed our systems for upwards of 20 years, who had never seen all the effort we put into supplying them with a quality product. It’s fantastic to be able to give them a behind-the-scenes look at the work we do every day.”

“In the beginning, we had planned to keep the video within our close network of Dealers and Distributors,” says Sizelove. “But, as we moved forward with the project, we made a conscious decision to go public. Now, pool owners who are looking to heat with solar can see for themselves the quality and workmanship that goes into each and every one of our solar pool heaters.”

Aquatherm Passes ISO Inspection; Maintains ISO 9001:2008 Registration

Lakewood, NJ— The largest manufacturer of solar pool heaters in the United States, Aquatherm Industries, Inc., announced today it has passed an annual ISO audit inspection conducted by QAS International and will maintain its ISO 9001:2008 registration. The ISO 9001:2008 standard pertains to the systems and methodologies used in an organization’s quality policies. Per the official ISO audit summary, no non-conformities were found in the manufacturer’s quality management system (QMS). The lead auditor found Aquatherm’s quality policy to be both “established and effectively communicated throughout the organization,” and also noted “continual improvement is evident.”

“Quality is our number one priority at Aquatherm,” says Dave Sizelove, Aquatherm President and CEO.

“I believe we exist solely to provide our customers with the tools they need to succeed in this industry, and that means providing a quality product with equal quality customer service. Maintaining our ISO registration requires us to continually refocus on improving quality control policies and systems.”

At the time of its initial ISO registration in 2011, Aquatherm was the only U.S. manufacturer of solar collectors—including both thermal and photovoltaic technologies—to achieve the standard; it currently remains the only U.S. manufacturer of solar thermal collectors and system components to be ISO registered.

About Aquatherm:

An ISO 9001:2008 registered company, Aquatherm Industries, Inc. is the largest U.S. manufacturer of low-temperature, unglazed polymer solar collectors – primarily used for residential and commercial swimming pool heating as well as domestic hot water and process pre-heat applications. Within the company’s “pellets to panels” approach, Aquatherm’s extrusion, welding, and injection molding processes have been awarded four U.S. and two International Patents for its technology. In addition, Aquatherm’s collectors were the first NSF-50 listed solar collectors in the word. Aquatherm distributors currently serve Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, all of North, Central, and South America, France, Egypt, and Jordan.

Aquatherm Organizational Profile

As part of our recent ISO 9001:2008 registration we put some time into revisiting our organizational profile – essentially our core competencies and mission statement.  We thought we’d open the kimono, so to speak, and share it here on our blog.

Aquatherm Industries Organizational Profile
Aquatherm defines itself as a “customer intimate” organization – focusing on delivering not what the market is asking for, but what our customers are asking for. We do not pursue one-time transactions, but cultivate long-term relationships. We specialize in satisfying unique needs, which often by virtue of our close relationships and intimate knowledge of our customers, we can satisfy.

Our core competency is the sales, marketing and manufacturing of low-temperature solar thermal collectors for use on residential and commercial swimming pools as well as other low-temperature domestic water and industrial process heating applications throughout the world. In addition, we constantly seek out new uses for our products and technologies.

Aquatherm’s goal was never to be the largest; but simply the best at what we do. If, by doing that, we in-turn became the largest at what we do, then so be it. We are committed to:

  • Maintaining our image with honesty and integrity.
  • Responding to our customers’ needs with extraordinary service.
  • Respect for individual initiative and personal growth.
  • Provide the best product value.
  • Continental operational improvement in all that we do.
  • Follow a hierarchy of responsibilities; customers first, employees second, society at large third, and shareholders fourth.

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