Hello everyone! I need some experienced opinions about the performance of my solar heater setup. First let me start by describing some details about my setup. I currently have an Intex Ultra Frame 24' Round pool equipped with a Hayward EC-50 DE filter rated at 50GPM, in addition I also have two (2'x20') a SunHeater collectors in parallel and everything is hard piped using PVC schd 40 pipes. To direct the flow of water to the collectors I installed a "mixer" valve that allows me to choose between directing the water flow between the pool or collectors or a combination of them both. Today the current temp outside is 97 F, the water temp in the pool is 84F and the temp of water from the return is 86F. The collectors are cool to the touch. and I currently have the water flow at a rate of 50/50 between pool/collectors. And lastly The filter has been running for about 3 hours. The pool's temp before I turned on the pump was at 83F. Does this sounds about right? considering the details I have included above? Or is it really to early to tell? Sorry if my questions are a little unrealistic, I just want to have an idea if my system is working at an optimum potential.
'I appreciated any opinions on this!!!