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    Question about black mat solar heaters

    Newbie here sort of.... Had pool 2yrs in Central PA. Does anyone have a suggestion on the Black mats ??? i see them i think on Amazon for $159 is that right or is it too cheap ??? Which brand if any is better than another ?

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    Re: Question about black mat solar heaters

    Do i need to ask question differently or is there no input ?

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    Re: Question about black mat solar heaters

    What kind of pool and how big? Do you have a roof or rack to install them on? What are the specs of the panels you see on Amazon?
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    Re: Question about black mat solar heaters

    Post a link to them.
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    Re: Question about black mat solar heaters

    http://www.amazon.com/Fafco-Deluxe-Grou ... 066&sr=1-1

    This is what i was looking at ? any help really welcome

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    Re: Question about black mat solar heaters

    Those panels you linked to are pretty good panels. How many are you planning to install?
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    Re: Question about black mat solar heaters

    i was thinking one set i think it is 2 x 20ft so 40 sq ft ??? the space might be a problem after that. Would i need more do you think ? Thank you for your input

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    Re: Question about black mat solar heaters

    Depends on your pool size; 40 sq feet isn't all that much solar space. The more you have the better heating you'll get, and if you are looking for a really big increase 40 sqft probably won't do it.
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    Re: Question about black mat solar heaters

    my pool is Above ground 15 * 30. So if i want warmer i should get more panels ? i could possibly double the amount would i be good then ?

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    Re: Question about black mat solar heaters

    15x30 is 450 square feet, so 40 is less than 10% of that and probably will not make a huge difference in your temperature. I would try and find a place for more. Your location makes a difference too; solar heaters will work better in Arizona than Seattle.
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