I am a recent pool owner and have been trying to do all the maintenace, repair, etc myself. I 'inherited' a 10 yr old Kidney shaped gunite pool that's about 12k gallons. I recently removed the propane heater that came with it as I poured a lot of money into repairs and propane that it was just not worth it to keep anymore. Instead, I installed a new grid of 3 solar panels on the ground (http://www.game-group.com/products/solarpro-xf/). This was before I found the forum and found out about other easily DYI products that may be more efficient.
The problem I am having is that the way I have them hooked up and all water goes to the panels, the pressure on the bypass T connector is extremely low (1.5 PSI) but the water coming out of the pool is warm so I assume they work alright so far. However, I can't have this little flow to the pool as it doesn't manage to clean anything. What I did was I moved the T-Valve to direct 80% of the water to the panels and 20% through the bypass and the flow and the pressure incresed to about 6 PSI. This is great and all but I assume I am losing efficiency in the panels as now the warm water is combined with colder water from the pool.
Here's a diagram I drew and a few stats about equipment.
Kindey Shaped Pool @ About 12k gallons.
Hayward Filter & 1.0 HP Pump
No Cover (Considering Solar balls)
How do I get the panels to receive 100% of the water and increase pressure so the pool stays clean?