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Thread: Thoughts on Solar heating system for Frame pool?

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    Thoughts on Solar heating system for Frame pool?

    I notice this on the Costco site and it caught my attention. Thinking of trying it for our metal frame pool.

    Think it would work well?

    http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product...t53682&topnav=

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    Re: Thoughts on Solar heating system for Frame pool?

    How big is your metal frame pool? This may not be big enough for you. Solar panels may be cheaper. Also where are you located.

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    Re: Thoughts on Solar heating system for Frame pool?

    We have a 18x52. We are in Pennsylvania

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    Re: Thoughts on Solar heating system for Frame pool?

    Few years back i have purchased the solar panels for my pool. Mid to late season I was wondering why i was loosing water a faster rate than usual. I was going nuts trying to figure why i had to add water every few days. Finally I found it.. Darn mice made tiny holes on the bottom. No way to repair because of the amount of holes they made. I was thinking about purchasing them again in the near future but this time I will make a platform for it.. Something to consider..
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    Re: Thoughts on Solar heating system for Frame pool?

    The amount of heat you get goes by the size of the panel. Unless you have a tiny pool like the one in that picture, you will be much better of getting full sized 20'x4' panels.
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