So we are just hooking up a new solar heater system for our little 14'x42" intex pool.
We are locating the blankets on the roof of our shed and there are 2 2'x10' blankets.
We are not using the pool pump to pump through because we actually have solar panels on the shed powering the 1/4hp submersible pump and the pool pump runs at night and is too powerful for the solar panels to power.
So this is free energy!!!
So... as we are setting up and determining how to arrange everything (we previously had one of those garbage 3'x'3 Game solar blanket things) the diagram below shows that we should have the inlet at the bottom and the outlet at the top.
Is there any reason we can't do it the other way around?
Hubby is figuring it might be a little easier on the pump to pump it straight up and then have gravity help pull it through the tubes of the heater, rather than pump it up to the bottom and have the pump have to push it through all the way up.
I'm sure there is no reason why we can't do it the other way around.... but why would they suggest doing it wit the inlet at the bottom instead of at the top?
Photo by Tammy Murphy - Google Photos
Just click on the link for the picture of the diagram.....