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Thread: 1.5" vs 2" Headers for Solar Panels

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    1.5" vs 2" Headers for Solar Panels

    I am currently looking at purchasing the Aquasol solar panels for my 18x36 IG vinyl pool that will be installed any day now. My pump will be a WFDS-4 Whisperflo. All of my plumbing will be 2".

    My question is should I go with 2" headers on the panels or 1.5"?

    I will put these panels on a ground rack so the top of the panels will only be about 5-10 above pool level/pump. Which size would work better with my pump?

    Thanks.
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    Re: 1.5" vs 2" Headers for Solar Panels

    Choice of header size mostly has to do with how many panels you eventually plan to have. The more panels you will have, the more of a difference large headers make. The dividing line is somewhat arbitrary. If you have, or are going to have, more than four panels I would get the larger headers.
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    Re: 1.5" vs 2" Headers for Solar Panels

    I will probably have 8-10 so I'll go big. Thanks
    18 x 36 IG Vinyl Liner 28K Gallons
    Pentair Intelliflo VS+SVRS, Pentair CC + 420 Cartridge Filter, Easytouch CP with IC40 SWG
    2" Suction and Return Lines - 2 skimmers, 6 returns
    Dolphin Diagnostic Advantage Robot

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    Re: 1.5" vs 2" Headers for Solar Panels

    How did the Aquasol panels work out? I am looking at getting them myself.

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