Split from is-solar-heating-worth-it-t53646.html Butterfly
I'm newbie and not sure how to post new thread, this thread asked my question but didn't really answer?
So heres what I got,
30,000 IG w/spa(15 yr old) 2.6 hp(not sure what brand?) w/ Purex whisper flo
Pentair NFSP 60 DE filter
Pentair Minimax 400 heater
Compupool LX220 solar (2 panels, over 1/2 of pool surface)
Info I have is, Solar has been dormant for at least 3 yrs maybe longer? as far as I can tell both sensors need replaced, (It will require drilling new hole as a section of pipe has been replaced and sensor is lying on ground) to have automated system working correctly. (I manually overrode actuator and found no leaks).
My Question is, Before I go buy sensors and drill holes? and make the effort to get it operational? Is it even worth it? I live in San Diego, panels are close to pool, get sun most of the day, but is that enough surface area to make a difference in a 30,000 gl pool? I've already dropped $1000 getting pool back in shape, not that it was completely neglected, Just a matter of things getting old and wore out. So I'm to the point I don't want to spend any more$ unless I have to? And if the solar is worth the time and money? I'll do it.
PS Having trouble identifying 2 lines? They are the two that come after 3way w/actuator coming out filter. one line goes to heater, but before that there is tee w/check valve. This has me puzzled, the position of said chk vlv is such that its allowing water to flow whenever pump is running and 3way is open?, essentially sending some water to heater and some through the line in question. then theres a line on other side of 3way. both route around filter and converge at same spot in ground. Are these solar? if so which one is return? I attached pics