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Thread: Solar panels

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    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Mesa Arizona

    Solar panels

    I just bought a house with a pool. I've never had a pool before and it's going to be an experience I'm sure.
    Anyway, the house has some HUGE solar panels on the roof. I'm talking big. Probably 12 feet square and there are two of them. Well, the way things are plumbed, the guy was going to use them for the water heater but he never hooked them up to the water heater so I was thinking of having a plumber come out and hook it up to the pool.
    I have several questions. I'll be living in Mesa Arizona where it's very warm most of the year. With solar heaters that big, how much could I extend the swim season with those and how would a guy hook those up to the pump system? Would I need a completely seperate pump or can I just run it thru the existing system? Also, what kind of valves would I need to install?
    Mesa Arizona. Old school 26,000 gallon in ground plaster pool with sand filter built in 1984.

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    Join Date
    May 2007
    South Central NJ

    Re: Solar panels

    The panels for heating a pool are very different from those meant for household hot water use. Essentially, the two are mutually exclusive due to the different designs and needs for each application. You can't just just either type of system for the other application.

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