I'm considering installing solar panels to heat my pool. This is my first pool and I've tried to research as much as I could about solar heating. I've read several posts about the costs involved with installing these systems and thought I had a rough idea of what to expect for a system to fit my needs. I contacted a dealer in my area that installs Ultrasun panels by Aquatherm. He estimated that I would need 12 4x12 panels for my 15x30 pool. The pool will have a screen enclosure and see little to no shade. I have no roof space facing directly south. The areas available for panel installation are southeast and northeast. Because of that he used a 125% factor and came up with the 12 panels, which I understood. I gave him the info he needed to provide a quote and was absolutely shocked at the price he came up with. Total cost would be $7,900 !!! That includes $5,900 for parts and $2,000 for labor. After I caught my breath I asked him to break it down a little further and give me just the price for each panel which was $271 making it $3,252 for the panels themselves. After subtracting labor that leaves nearly $2,700 for mounting, plumbing, controller, etc. I asked if he could sell me the parts for the system so I could do the install and quoted the $5,900 for parts. Do these prices seem anywhere near appropriate? For 12 panels I was expecting something closer to $6,000 or so. This is the only estimate I've received so far. I'm still waiting on a couple of other places to get back to me.