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About us


Hot Sun's history dates back to Vancouver BC in 1980 when a unique flexible vinyl based grid style solar collector named Solarmat was introduced. Hot Sun founder, Ken Wright, took over the manufacturing operation in 1986, after graduating from UBC mechanical engineering school in 1984. The technology was improved, tweeked and tested in Vancouver where hundreds of systems were installed in the 80's and 90's. Hot Sun's work in the GVRD (Vancouver)  also included conventional solar thermal, service and technology development. Hot Sun moved to San Diego in 1998 after selling manufacturing operations to our Mexico City distributor. Argosy Pools kept things going in Vancouver. In 2004,  the grid style collector format was scrapped in favor of the strip style and Powerstrip was born.  Pure Pwr Pools took over the San Diego market as a premier solar pool heating contractor featuring the Powerstrip solar pool heating system made by Hot Sun.  Ken now lives in Burnaby BC maintaining the supply chain and continuing to advance the state of the art.   

Hot Sun solar pool heaters are the premier choice for solar thermal contractors in Southern California. Hot Sun has the following dealer representation throughout the region. These industry experts will take you from consultation to a final installed solar pool heater.

Pure Power Pools


Based in Escondido CA, Pure PWR Pools Ltd. has leveraged their  pool equipment service expertise to become Hot Sun's leading implementations team.

All Valley Solar


Based in Hollywood California, owner Ted Bavin is a veteran solar thermal contractor. building a sizable and very credible organization. Ted's teams are trained and can take on the most innovative and challenging projects.

Mermaid Pools


Covering San Bernardino and Riverside Counties,  Mike Crum, owner is an extremely knowledgeable custom pool builder.  Since 2010 he has partnered with Hot Sun  in the ongoing process of technology improvement utilizing his field experience under Eco Solar to help advance the state of the art.


In Vancouver, British Columbia we have representation from the top solar contractors including...


Vancouver Renewable Energy Co-operative is a fully qualified Hot Sun system supplier able to quote a complete installed solar pool heater


Renew is a commercial  municipal pool and large scale solar heating  contractor in BC

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