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    Solar heater, anybody have this one!!

    I've been thinking about adding a solar heater to my 16x48 Ultra frame. I've been looking at the solar Pro XD1 and also the XD2. I came across a newer style by Solar Arc. Does anybody have one? i like to get as much info on an item before I buy anthing. Thanks. Below is the Solar Arc that I'm thinking about getting instead of the Solar Pro XD1,or Xd2.


    FYI, I am not running the stock pump/filter. I have a 3/4hp hayward pump and a Hayward DE filter
    kept the pool sparkling clean last year.
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    Re: Solar heater, anybody have this one!!

    The amount of heat you can get out of a solar panel depends on it's surface area, where larger is better. That particular panel is quite small and really won't do much of anything on a 16' pool.
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    Re: Solar heater, anybody have this one!!

    My solar collector has a surface area aprox 75% of the surface area of the pool and I live in Tucson.
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    Re: Solar heater, anybody have this one!!

    Quote Originally Posted by chiefwej
    My solar collector has a surface area aprox 75% of the surface area of the pool and I live in Tucson.
    That is the size I am getting ready to install ... also in Tucson.

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    I wish I had more but the back half of my roof is covered now.
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    Re: Solar heater, anybody have this one!!

    Chie - how do you secure the heaters to the roof? do you have any pictures? I'm concerned about high winds blowing them off... thanks

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    It's a concrete tile roof. Anchors are drilled into the tiles.
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    Solar heater, anybody have this one!!

    Our pool hit 92 here in PA... I'm starting to think I am gonna need a solar COOLER...
    18-20k Gal (11.5 x 50 x 4.5'), IG Plaster, Cartridge, 3HP Pentair VS+SVRS

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    thanks.

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