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    Maytronics Solara Heating panels

    Anyone have any feedback on these 2'x4' panels that are supposed to be as good as a full size roof panel? I have seen a few questions posted but no real feedback. All 3 of my local supply stores are pushing these. I want to know if they are worth a $250 investment each as I will need at least 2 for my 15x30 pool.
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    Re: Maytronics Solara Heating panels

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    Re: Maytronics Solara Heating panels

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    Solar heating is all about sqft exposure to the sun. IIRC the glazed panels are only helpful if you have a very large temp difference between the air and the pool water. Generally the non-glazed panels will provide more heat per sqft in typical pool applications.
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    Re: Maytronics Solara Heating panels

    Quote Originally Posted by 19rjs99 View Post
    Anyone have any feedback on these 2'x4' panels that are supposed to be as good as a full size roof panel? I have seen a few questions posted but no real feedback. All 3 of my local supply stores are pushing these. I want to know if they are worth a $250 investment each as I will need at least 2 for my 15x30 pool.
    Not possible. Solar pool panels in many cases are well over 80% efficient and you can't exceed 100% efficiency. Solar is mostly about capture area. Do you have a link to the panels?
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    Re: Maytronics Solara Heating panels

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