My best friend and her husband just bought a new home with an in ground pool and solar panels for heating. During the home inspection the inspector marked everything in good working order and they purchased the home. Fast forward 3 weeks and I come over for a swim. I ask about the solar heating and they say they haven't figured out how to turn it on. Also a pool light doesn't work, but that's an easy fix. I check out the equipment pad and find the pipes coming back (or going to?) the panels have been capped off, presumedly by the previous owners. Our knowledge of solar panels is Nil so just wanted to hear from solar panel owners what kind of issues could panels have that would make someone want to cap off the pipes to not use it? I don't imagine the panels are very old but there are very good pool records, I anticipate going over today and I can find them and post pics. Here are pics of the equipment and capped pipes.
Would also appreciate any insight on equipment, like why are there two pumps? Is one for the solar?
I can take more pics of anything requested today or tomorrow. Thanks all.