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    Water temp sensor - where?

    My water temp sensor is was not installed by any of my subs and it looks easy enough. The instructions said to put it at the pump inlet but I'm not sure I can make it reach. The pool guy (who pointed out the dangling sensor) said it was fine to put it on the pump outlet.

    For temps reading I figured that was OK/fine... and I was about to drill a hole. But then I got to thinking and wondering if those things are designed for pressure or if they are better under vacuum. Eg, is it more prone to leak on the pump outlet?

    ... but then I figure if these things are OK on the outlet of a solar array there could be comparable pressures over there?

    Any advice on these? I hate putting holes in plumbing that's not leaking...
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    Re: Water temp sensor - where?

    You can put it on suction or pressure side, but should be upstream from the filter. Best place IMO is between the pump and the filter. If there is ever a problem with it leaking, i would rather have it leak out water (pressure side) than have it leak, or draw air into the system, which would have the potential for the pump to loose prime/run dry.
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    Re: Water temp sensor - where?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pool Clown
    ...rather have it leak out water (pressure side) than have it leak, or draw air into the system, which would have the potential for the pump to loose prime/run dry.
    Perfect! That makes sense too.
    The lead will route perfectly to the line between the pump outlet and filter.
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    Re: Water temp sensor - where?

    Fyi, the solar temp sensor is usually just placed on the roof by the panels, it is not actually in the plumbing measuring water temp.

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    Re: Water temp sensor - where?

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle
    Fyi, the solar temp sensor is usually just placed on the roof by the panels, it is not actually in the plumbing measuring water temp.
    We just contracted a solar guy and he said the same thing. I guess this sensor is supposed to help make sure you are not actually cooling water you intend to heat? Still learning about solar...
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