Ok, I just put a deposit on a 24ft pool, woohoo! Excavation needs to come out and give me an estimate on a retaining wall and make sure we can fit the 24ft, or we may need to go to 21. Anyways, My one shop has a sale tomorrow, 20%. I would like to buy a solar panel. One shop has an Earth's Element, 2-20ft x 2ft set. ($260) But the shop that is having the sale, has a Fafco brand 4ft x 20ft one piece for $295 (This is the 20% sale price)
Do you recommend I pay the extra $50 for the one piece? (I have the room for it, in the yard)
Secondly, will one be enough for a 24ft pool? (I live in Ohio)
Lastly, How would you recommend I hook it up to the pump? Unfortunately, the panel needs to be on the other side of the pool. I don't like the idea of the pump needing to pump water all the way to the panel all the time (diverter valve switched off at correct times of course.) Is there a way to install a diverter "at" the pump instead? Can I "Y" off the outlet of the pump, and put a valve on the side going to the panel, but then how would I go about running it back inline??