Scouting out deals on solar panels for my 20' AGP, I notice that Fafco has a 'deluxe' model that has 2" headers, what do you make about the following company literature:
"Extra large 2in headers do not slow down your pool's circulation and insure excellent solar heat transfer to your pool's water. Because of the large 2 " headers, rarely is more than one panel needed for most above ground pools."
Does anyone take issue with that statement? Will the 2" headers really generate enough additional heat versus 1 1/2" headers to justify dropping a whole run? Part of me is skeptical that a 1/2" increase in header is enough to justify one 4'X20' run instead of 2.
I know more is always better with solar heat but is this claim legit? The 2" headers are roughly double the price of the 1 1/2" headers, Fafco claims that my pool needs 2 standard runs (4'X20') or 1 deluxe run.
I don't necessarily want to do this on the cheap, I'm not really interested in dropping a run of panels, I can fit 2 runs nicely on my roof, but if I still get 2 runs of the deluxe is that seriously like getting 4 runs of the non-deluxe, or is it just a wast of money? I'm skeptical.