well after a great first season I'm already looking forward to the next! I'm so thankful for all the help on here and getting me up and running with my first pool! Below are a few photos later in the season.
We went form this:
I'm exploring the idea of adding a solar heater...I'm a pretty handy person but Ive got questions about this. I plan on just getting some panels and plumbing everything myself, putting it on my flat roof and making everything able to dis-assemble to remove it from the roof in the winter. So my questions are as follows:
1. I've read good things about some panels on ebay, And another i have bought the same brand (sun grabber) from a retailer instead of ebay. Specifically these on ebay. Whats your thoughts on these? I'd plan on getting 2 panels this size.
2. Do these need to be mounted to some type of rack so that they are tipped, even though I've got a southern exposed flat roof?
3. The best location on my roof is probably about 40-50' from the pump, Ive got a 1 1/2hp pump now, Should this be enough? i know this is a guess.
4. I'm assuming something like this is going to need to be secured to the roof? Thats going to be hard on a flat roof where penetrations to the rubber is a bad thing...guessing this means some kind of rack?
Any other questions i should be asking? I've estimated that i've got about 600sqft surface area.
It looks like the panels will be ~175 each (from ebay) + some plumbing pieces and this project should easily be taken care of for less than $600 (unless i need to build a rack of some type) yes? I'd really like to add a heater to my pool just to regulate the temps during the season, plus possibly provide an earlier open and later close.