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Thread: SolarAttic - First Spring

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    peterdaly's Avatar
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    Aug 2013
    Fayetteville, NY

    SolarAttic - First Spring

    Last August I installed a SolarAttic system. The Solar Attic is basically a radiator that goes in the attic, and transfers heat from the attic into the pool. I live in Upstate New York, which is not known for sun. I have actually never seen a solar pool installation around here. I was worried this area may not work well with a traditional roof panel setup. Last spring, I placed digital wireless thermometers up in the attic saw it met the specs for where they said it's effective. We also use a cover.

    I opened the pool about 5 weeks ago at 45F. Yesterday we hit 85F. I hear other non-heated pools around here are in the low 70's. I thought I'd post some graphs about the temperatures this spring. It's clear that the cold nights we had a few weeks back were a killer, with about a week of hardly any sun. Right now, average daily air temperate for the last 7 days (calculated every 5 minutes) is about 66F, with average for 30 days at 63 or so.

    First, the pool temps:

    Now combined with other temps: (For solar, the bold line means the system is on)
    air30day (1).jpg
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    Re: SolarAttic - First Spring

    Do you like your Solar Attic? Does it work well for you?

    Started 5/31/16. 38'x23', 618 sqft., <14,000 gallons, 8' spa.Travertine coping. Raised beam w/3 sheers. Large sunshelf w/3 bubblers. SWG IC40, Pentair VSP, 520 cartridge, color LED lights, Easy-touch, screen logic, Maytronics S300i robot, and Wet Edge Prism Matrix finish (Deep Sea Blue with Indigo plaster). Build Thread: Another in Texas - Cypress Texas | MUD District | HOA Approval | Great Escapes Pools

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