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    Intex with solar on a budget

    got my solar system up and running, wohoo!image.jpgimage.jpgimage.jpgimage.jpgimage.jpg
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    Re: Intex with solar on a budget

    Wow! Nice!
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    Re: Intex with solar on a budget

    thanks, all done for less than usd2k drains perfectly over the ridge, no pressure on the panels and i see about 1,5c over pool temp at the jets on a english cloudy afternoon when the sun peeks out, at 5pm and panels facing north.. sweeet
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    Re: Intex with solar on a budget

    Excellent!
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    Re: Intex with solar on a budget

    That is great! Nice work!
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    Re: Intex with solar on a budget

    Congrats
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    Re: Intex with solar on a budget

    it's good when a plan comes together and works, especially as this is my first pool project, I couldn't have done it without all the excellent information that is on this forum though!
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    Re: Intex with solar on a budget

    TFP crystal clear water
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    9x18 Intex ultra AGP 4500 gallon, 3200gph intex 1hp pump with 16" sandfilter, abs hardpiped, hayward skimmer, Intex SWG, 11kw heater, LaMotte ColorQ Pro 7 test kit.

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    Re: Intex with solar on a budget

    Looks great!!
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    Re: Intex with solar on a budget

    I'm just down the road from you in New Milton I have bought the same pool. Concrete base done today. Pool going up next week.Timber cladding in about 4 weeks. Which solar panels are they and how good are they? I have been looking at PoolSolar by Paramount Pools as they, apparently, work in the light as well as the sun.

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    Re: Intex with solar on a budget

    hey, i'm in Bassett, top of the Avenue! swing by if you want to discuss

    i'm super stoked with the panels, which is just a cheap generic brand on ebay. (as i'm renting so don't want to spend big cash) they give about 1,5c to 1,7c in direct sunlight, my 11kw electric heater only manages about 1c so very happy about the setup. i managed to raise the pool temp yesterday (sunny spells) from 20,3c to 26,5 in 6 hours with both solar and el. on, thats about half the time it used to take to raise from brrrr cold to swim time

    I have 4 of these http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/33184...&ul_noapp=true

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    Re: Intex with solar on a budget

    forgot to mention, my panels are 16,7m2, which is about 100% of the pool area, i'm contemplating adding another 4 panels on the far side of the roof..
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