Bought a house this past september with a pool, got the chemistry great thanks to this site.
A little background:
It came with a solar heating system, but the former owner did not ever use it. He had rebuilt
the pump assembly and only installed a new 3/4 hp motor. I was told by a pool company that
did the inspection that a 1.25 hp motor would be required to get the solar working.
It has an electronic temperature valve controller (not connected) and a three way valve from the pump to
the solar panel plumbing to the roof.
My hope is to have it running this summer as the pool only gets about 4 hours of direct sunlight but not
the whole pool due to trees. The solar panels on the roof do get full sun from 11-4.
I swam in it for ten minutes on our last 90 degree day and boy was it cold.
Here's my 2 questions:
1. Is a 1.25 hp motor required or would 1 hp suffice? (heard 1 hp was sufficient on this forum i think)
2. Can anyone identify which BRAND of panels I have? I didn't see any markings on them. They are hard plastic.