Hello. I'm in East Texas. There is still plenty of heat in the sun but of course the days are shorter.
Two things; First, will a solar blanket at night help hold the day's warmth?
But, my main question is about pumping the pool water through black plastic tubing for solar heating the water. I have a fence right behind the end of the pool and pump that catches direct rays of the sun from about 10AM on. With that in mind, what would be the best diameter tubing (as mentioned above above or other) and how much (length of tubing) can I effectively use?
My local Lowes has 100' rolls of 1-1/4" tubing for $54 and 1" tubing for $29 with option of $25 for 3+ rolls. Obviously, the smaller tubing would be a good savings if I can use it.
My pump is good for .about 90/gph (tag is partially worn off) in a 23,000/gal in-ground, vinyl lined pool.
Finally, about how much increase, ball park, in temperature can I possibly hope for on an ideal day? ("ideal"= sunny and temps in upper 80s/F. in 7-8 hours sunlight.)
Thanks for any help that can be offered!