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Thread: DIY solar kits

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    Jun 2011

    DIY solar kits

    I have been considering a solar kit like the ones sold at Leslie's. I got a quote to have a system installed and I cant afford $4000. I have redone all my rusted pool electrical. Additionally I installed a pentair inteleflow recently. I am looking for feedback on those kits. Also, where can I buy the bigger solar panel kits? I cannot find any other DIY alternatives. I live in San Diego CA area.
    15000 gallon concrete IG Chlorine treated
    Inteleiflow vsp
    Hayward 4860 filter
    Passive heat system
    Mastertemp on spa

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    Apr 2007
    SW Indiana

    Re: DIY solar kits

    Welcome to TFP!

    There are several places that carry panels and the installation kits. What do you mean by "bigger solar panel kits"? Large panel size or more panels?

    This is where I got mine Aquasol Panels
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    Hayward S244T Sand Filter with 1HP Whisperflo Pump. Liquidator C-201 and Solar Heat

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    Re: DIY solar kits

    The going rate for the 4' by 20' solar bear panels from reputable vendors on e-bay for buy-it-now pricing appears to be about $270 (that's a steep increase from the $200 range of previous years), while the sungrabber kits that include two 2' by 20' panels are about $150. Just add piping and valves, and some DIY elbow grease.
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    Intex 8111 SWG, Pump, and Filter
    3 Fafco AGP 4 x 20 Solar Bear Panels
    Dirt Devil "Pool Boy" (Pool Rover Jr.)
    BBB and a SWG make my pool care really E-Z

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