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Leisure Pools Somerset West

Owners of Leisure Pools in Somerset West are going solar

Installing a solar geyser system at the house of Jacques and Miranda Storm, the second generation owners of Leisure Pools in Somerset West is such a privilege. Their company has been in business for 35 years already! This well-known and much-loved family business in the Helderberg basin is committed to changing from using coal-based energy (electricity) towards renewable energy.

Solar Juice has been a client of Leisure Pools in Somerset West for a number of years.  We find it very convenient to have their shop nearby in case we need parts for our pool heating installations.  We love to refer clients with a leaking pool or who need any pool services/equipment/consumables to them. Their friendly and knowledgeable support is of such great value to contractors as well as homeowners for DIY projects.

Whenever we visit their shop it is heart-warming to see the interaction between the team members (including owners) as well as their interaction with both new and longstanding clients.  We saw the following on their website and can definitely attest to it.

Having been in the swimming pool business since 1985, our knowledge and understanding of the climatic conditions that affect your pool are substantial. 

Everyone values good service at a reasonable rate, and here at the PoolShop in Somerset West, we are no different.

Leisure Pools’ service offerings:

    • Relining of swimming pools, ponds and jacuzzi’s  (marble lite and fiberglass);
    • Install, service and repair pumps, filters and pool cleaners with an in-house pump mechanic;
    • Stock spares for your DIY projects;
    • Stock salt chlorinators;
    • Electrical fault repairs;
    • Stockists of all pool equipment and chemicals;
    • Leak detection specialist *1;
    • Water testing and balancing either on-site or at the shop;
    • Test borehole water for iron and copper (before using it for the swimming pool)
    • Also noted to be a valuable Trade and Wholesale supplier *2

*1 Leak detection specialist: Leisure pools Somerset West acquired the specialised equipment and training in France to ensure an efficient leak detection service for swimming pools.

*2  Also noted to be a valuable Trade and Wholesale supplier with excellent prices for contractors with regards to the Fluidra/Waterlinx range of products (pumps, fittings, chemicals).

Service Area:

    • Helderberg and Stellenbosch (please call if unsure). 
    • Contractors in other parts of the country also send couriers to Somerset West to collect due to their excellent Trade and Wholesale prices and knowledgeable support.

How to make contact with Leisure Pools in Somerset West:

You can contact Jacques Storm or any of his friendly staff at T: 021 851 6325   

Address:  6B Dirkie Uys Road, Somerset West opposite the Mini Market parking.

Website:  where you will find the prices of their products.

Jacques and Miranda are taking their first step to move from a coal-based solution to a solar-based / renewable energy solution.

Solar Geyser Installation in Strand by Solar Juice

Solar geyser installation in Strand by Solar Juice

Jacques and Miranda’s solar water heating system is a natural flow (thermosiphon) system, where the geyser is located higher than the panel and therefore requires no pump(s).  We installed electrical backup with a Geyserwise geyser controller which they use to manage their electricity consumption as well as when they need hot water during times when the sun is not shining, for example, all the hot water was used at night and electricity is required to heat it for the early morning showers.


Geyserwise manuals

Geyserwise timer device

Geyserwise geyser controller – you set times when you want to heat your geyser water with electricity – it shows the temperature, of the water in the geyser, as well as other very handy information.







Monthly savings:  An electrical geyser contributes between 39 to 60% towards a household’s electricity bill as the geyser is the most energy-hungry appliance in your house and this translates to between R400 – R600 of every R1000 on your electrical bill. The investment in a solar water heater (geyser) system is one of the best investments since you save considerably on your monthly electricity bill and it reduces air pollution (95% of electricity is generated by burning coal).  Electricity load shedding won’t bother Jacques and Marinda after a long day at work as they will be able to relax with a hot shower.  

Note from Jacques (a month after the installation): 

“It is the best investment we have made.  We can already see lower electricity usage during mid-winter where we saved a R1000 during our first month and are looking forward to seeing the savings during the warmer months.”

For more information about this installation:

You can call Leon from Solar Juice at C: 083 384 3840  


Solar Juice’s services include the installation of:

    • Solar geyser systems … more info
    • Provide you with a PIRB COC (certificate of Compliance) for our installed solar geyser system
    • Replacement of burst geysers (both electrical and solar) with a report for insurance
    • heat pumps…  more info
    • swimming pool heating ….more info
    • Solar power (photovoltaic systems – on-grid or off-grid)

We also service the following:

    • Solar geyser systems
    • ITS heat pumps,
    • Pool heating.

To request a service or quote from Solar Juice:

Kindly visit or email: or call 083 384 3840

Solar Juice: Service area

Western Cape (Cape Town, Somerset West, Strand, Gordons Bay, Kleinmond, Stellenbosch, Paarl, Franschhoek, Malmesbury,…)  Please ask if unsure.

BURST GEYSER? Steps to follow.

We understand that it is a crisis struggling with a burst geyser and cold showers.  The good news is that this is the perfect opportunity for you to upgrade to a solar water heater. Here’s how:

BURST GEYSER? Steps to follow

Step 1: Contact us at Solar Juice (C:083 384 3840)

  • We’ll visit you and help where necessary. We’ll also provide you with a solar water heater installation quote.
  • Every family’s hot water consumption is different and every home’s layout is different. There are also many different kinds of systems and during a quote visit we’ll advise you regarding the best options to suit your specific needs and together we can make the right decision as aesthetic preferences also play an important role.  They geyser can be installed inside the roof or on the roof.
  • We are registered at *PIRB as plumber; solar geyser- and heat pump installer.

*PIRB (plumbing industry registration board)

 Step 2: Contact your insurer:

  • Call your insurer and tell them you want to replace your burst geyser with a solar water heater.
  • Request a cash pay-out (of the replacement value of your geyser) from your buildings policy.
  • The insurer pays it directly into your bank account.

Step 3: Give Solar Juice the go-ahead to install

  • We accept a 50% deposit as booking and the rest of the payment can be done once the installation is finalised.

Step 4: Agree on the installation date & install

  • We install the system in one day and we test the system before we leave your home.

Step 5: Enjoy peace of mind

  • We install all the safety measurements to ensure that the residents and the solar geyser system are protected.
  • As you know the sun can heat the water to 80°C+ and you don’t want water that hot to come out of your hot water taps.

Save money:

Your insurance pay-out drops the average payback period for a solar water heater considerably. This adds substantially to your savings.

Now is your best chance to switch and save.

Don’t let the possibility of your household going a day without hot water keep you from upgrading to solar.  Remember: The country’s power shortage will be with us for years to come, and you’re likely to have problems getting hot water in the months and years ahead anyway or find the electricity cost too hight if you don’t change to solar.  Annual tariff increases will also continue for many years. Now is the best moment to upgrade! A day or two of patience now can bring many years of savings – and peace of mind – to come.

Switch your electrical geyser to solar and use the sun’s energy to heat your water.

We install:
– solar geysers,
– solar pool heating,
– heat pumps for geysers & pools.

A solar spill is called a sunny day!! A favourite saying in the solar business.

Contact Solar Juice

You are welcome to connect with us via our website or call Leon at 083 384 3840 or email