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Thread: Can Solar Heaters Be Plumbed Into Pool Fountain?

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    Can Solar Heaters Be Plumbed Into Pool Fountain?

    I as wondering if any one has installed solar heaters and plumbed their return into a fountain? If not could it be done?
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    Re: Can Solar Heaters Be Plumbed Into Pool Fountain?

    No reason it couldn't, but running water through a fountain is a good way to cool it off. Kind of defeats the purpose.
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    Re: Can Solar Heaters Be Plumbed Into Pool Fountain?

    I was planning on running it on its own return but instead of making a new return hole I was just going to plumb it over the liner straight into the pool
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    Re: Can Solar Heaters Be Plumbed Into Pool Fountain?

    That is fine, aside from the pipe potentially being in the way.
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    Re: Can Solar Heaters Be Plumbed Into Pool Fountain?

    If the return pipe was outside of the water, would this act as a vacuum release?
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    Re: Can Solar Heaters Be Plumbed Into Pool Fountain?

    Yes. Depending on how high off the ground your panels are that might be a little bit low for a vacuum release. Panels on a one story roof will be fine with that. But there is the possibility of issues with panels on a two story roof and the "vacuum release" down at ground level.
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    Re: Can Solar Heaters Be Plumbed Into Pool Fountain?

    Alrighty Thank you for the help the panels are only 9 feet high
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