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    Feb 2016

    Solar Heater Issue

    New pool owners as we moved in last year and this is our first winter, I am not sure if the solar panel is running through the pump and into the pool. The pool is 60 degrees and has been for weeks, though the thermometers on the solar panel's pipes say 100 & 90 degrees. I am not sure if the valve is turned On to let the water running through the solar panel pipes go into the pool?! Help! (How do I attach pictures of what is by my pump so you can see it?) How do I tell if the Valves are On or Off and which valve opens and closes what?

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    Isaac-1's Avatar
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    May 2010
    SW Louisiana

    Re: Solar Heater Issue

    How to add pictures to a post (full guide with screenshots)

    Once we see what you have we can help get it sorted out.
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    Aug 2014
    Pacific NW

    Re: Solar Heater Issue

    The solar I once had at another house had those temp guages....they were always off when
    water was not running through them and basically reading the ambient temperature.

    Does the sun hit the area they are in? probably just reading the air or stuck from last time you used them
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    Aug 2014
    Amelia Island, FL

    Re: Solar Heater Issue

    Sounds like a valve / lack of flow issue. Pics please.
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