Going to make this somewhat short. Looking for opinions.
I had solar installed on my pool in 2008. Developed a leak a few months later. Company came out and fixed it..but told me in the future it would be 100 per service call.
A few years later I started to develop leaks in panels. All within 4 inches of the top ( I have 8. 4x12 panels). I repaired them myself. Well as time went buy I had over a dozen leaks ove 5 of the 8 panels.
Called compact and was told because I did not repair leaks properly that it voided the panels.
I contacted the maker of the panels and the rep came out to look. He'd agreed that I did void any warranty. But he also pointed out that the solar company DID NOT install a check valve on the return side of the system.
If you turn off the supply side and turn on the pump water if forced up into the panels.
He said the the leaks appear to be from freeze damage. My question is to you think the solar company should be responsible in replacing the entire system?
I live I. Orlando and we had a bad winter in 2010. I have freeze protect on my pool pump. I am sure it turned on and filled those panels with water and allowed them to freeze.
What should I do??