Recent content by Slippery

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    Will a bigger/faster pump heat up the pool faster when using solar panels?

    Thanks. It's just a guess holding my hand over the return judging the way it felt. Not scientific at all :)
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    Will a bigger/faster pump heat up the pool faster when using solar panels?

    I just installed a new bigger/stronger/faster pump a few days ago and I am not seeing the massive heat gains I was expecting. I don't know where I got the idea that moving water faster through the panels will create more heat. So what say you? Does more water going through my panels give me more...
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    Is this intex pump overkill for my pool?

    I got and installed the pump yesterday and immediately noticed the difference. Also I discovered a lot more leaks in my set up. So far so good. Now I just need the pool to clear up so we can go swimming!
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    Is this intex pump overkill for my pool?

    I have an intex 15x18 pool. The pump it came with struggles moving the water through 175-200 feet of 1.5inch pvc pipe then through 5 4x10 solar panels and a slight incline. I currently have a second intex pump that comes with the easy set pools on the return just to get some extra flow. It still...
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    Some of my solar panels are warm to the touch. What’s going on?

    this is brilliant! if it can also automatically let air out i'll try one.
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    Some of my solar panels are warm to the touch. What’s going on?

    I ended up creating a 90 degree elbow at the highest point of my panels and installed a brass hose faucet to bleed air out. The interesting part was as i went back through out the day as the pump was running i was able to bleed more an more air out. I can also hear the water running through the...
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    Some of my solar panels are warm to the touch. What’s going on?

    Thanks! This is great info. Is there a device I can install at the highest point of my panels that will automatically bleed air out and not water when the pump is on? I was able to bleed a surprising amount of air out of the top yesterday and the panels cooled down immediately. Right now there...
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    Some of my solar panels are warm to the touch. What’s going on?

    This is my guess. What does it mean to prime the panels? How does one remove the air?
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    Some of my solar panels are warm to the touch. What’s going on?

    I have 5 4x10 solar panels that I moved to a sunnier location 2 days ago and the pool is still struggling to warm up. Pump had been on for a few hours when I went out to touch them and found that 2 were cool and 3 were warm to the touch. That tells me that somethings off. But what is it?
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    Need a good source for budget hardware to mount solar panels to roof

    Great idea! How do I attach the straps to the frame?
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    Need a good source for budget hardware to mount solar panels to roof

    Thanks so much! WHat about straps to keep the wind from turning them into sails? is there a budget option for that?
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    Need a good source for budget hardware to mount solar panels to roof

    I got 5 used 4'x10' solar panels for a song on Craigslist. I want to build a simple frame over my deck and mount them up there (I don't trust myself to mount them correctly on my 100 year house's roof). I want to find a budget option for the hardware needed to keep them up on the frame. I've...
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    Turning the vinyl liner into a speaker for underwater sound.. what adhesive?

    I want to hear music under water. I'm an audio engineer and I've used transducers to make plate reverbs before. These are basically speakers that instead of having a cone they attach to a surface and then vibrate that surface. In this case I want to attach the transducer to the liner on my AGP...
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    What SWG should I get for my intex 15x48?

    Thanks. The intex for a 15000 pool is only $139 on Amazon. Nothing else comes close to that price and I’m pretty sure it will be plug and play and have the same size fittings. Is there any reason why I should spend 3-5 times that for a different unit? I can’t find anything on the intex one...
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    What SWG should I get for my intex 15x48?

    The pool is still in the box and will be set up in about a month and run until the end of September/Early october. Here's the pump it came with...