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    Using old rooftop solar water panels to heat pool.

    True, copper has some value. But the bladder on a panel is pretty thin. I sort of doubt that there is more than 20 lbs per panel, maybe 1/2 that. Not to say worthless, but not a huge amount. I used to use these 4 panels to keep a hot tub hot. Worked very well, kept the water at about 125 in...
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    Using old rooftop solar water panels to heat pool.

    Yes, one can do that for sure. My neighbor on a ranch next to mine does that, but that is a considerably more expensive system. I think I should just go get some of the poly panels. Anyone have a good idea of which ones work best?
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    Using old rooftop solar water panels to heat pool.

    Ah, so you are saying that the copper and Chlorine might indeed make for problems. I'll read that.
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    Using old rooftop solar water panels to heat pool.

    Thanks for the reply. yes, the pipes too and from the panels would be PVC, but agreed, the gauge of the copper itself in the panel is fairly thin. But if destruction of the panels themselves is the only downside, then I think I might use them. They are not worth much to me otherwise. I was...
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    Using old rooftop solar water panels to heat pool.

    have a 13,500 gallon AG pool I installed last year. All has gone really well, with the advice from a member here. I’d now like to raise the temperature of the pool a few degrees. Last year, in the middle of the summer, from July thru August, the pool stayed in the mid to high 70’s on average...