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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...
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    Foam? Sand? Gorilla Pad? What do I need to put under my pool and what is optional?

    HOw far down do I need to put the pavers when adjusting for the foam compression? I am going to use 2" thick pavers (according to the manuals suggestion).
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    Foam? Sand? Gorilla Pad? What do I need to put under my pool and what is optional?

    I looked at the construction of my pool and the liner just basically hangs from the frame. check out this video: There is a bottom ring for the cove to sit against but it is outside the legs. See page 15 of manual...
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    Foam? Sand? Gorilla Pad? What do I need to put under my pool and what is optional?

    I've been reading tons of post how people did it. It seems like some folks put the pavers down on the level dirt then get foam that is the same height as the pavers so you don't have to dig down. But I am not confident of this assumption. I was hoping someone far more experienced would chime in...
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    Foam? Sand? Gorilla Pad? What do I need to put under my pool and what is optional?

    Thanks! Do I need sand underneath if I do the mats? Assuming I can get the dirt level on it's own?
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    Foam? Sand? Gorilla Pad? What do I need to put under my pool and what is optional?

    I am prepping the ground for my 16x49 Intex graphite pool and doing my research. I see lots of talk about foam and sand and gorilla pads. What do I actually need under the pool and what is just for feel? Are there other things I am missing? I am leveling the ground myself. I was going to get...
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    Can I mount my 4x10' Solar Panels horizontally along my fence?

    T Thanks! So is there an issue to running the panels in series rather than parallel?
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    Can I mount my 4x10' Solar Panels horizontally along my fence?

    My fence faces south. I was wondering if I could mount my solar heater panels in a row along the 6 foot tall south facing fence. They would not be able to be placed side by side where the tops and bottom pipes would connect because the fence will not be at least 10 feet tall. They would be...
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    What's the cheapest way I can mount 5 4x10 solar panels to my roof?

    Thanks so much. OK so how do I transfer these angles to the real world? What tools do I need when I build a simple 2x4" frame for the panels to make sure I am pointing them in the right direction? Is it possible to do with out purchasing expensive tools? I will make sure they are out of shadow...
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    What's the cheapest way I can mount 5 4x10 solar panels to my roof?

    Can you link me directly? I couldn't find it. EDIT: FOUND IT EDIT 2: I can't upload this to google sheets. Is there another way I can use it with out buying Excel?
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    What's the cheapest way I can mount 5 4x10 solar panels to my roof?

    What's your source for solar noon calcualtions? I googled "radiation barrier solar pool panels" and nothing came up.
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    What's the cheapest way I can mount 5 4x10 solar panels to my roof?

    Your response sent me off into a Google frenzy. I know so much more now. Let me make sure I understand. When you say "normal incidence" You're saying to use the angles I got from this calculator for the correct time of year: Solar Angle Calculator Solar Panel Angle Calculator ? If were to...
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    What's the cheapest way I can mount 5 4x10 solar panels to my roof?

    You bring up some good points. Asking here is part of my research. I hadn't considered the extra weight that would be on the roof. My house is 99 years old and the more I learn about con The previous posts have all mentioned the solar cover so as being crucial. I wasn't aware they made that big...
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    What's the cheapest way I can mount 5 4x10 solar panels to my roof?

    pump: 1000gph no solar cover: looking into one for next season 4 hour of sun are 11am-3pm I am in the pacific north west when it's non stop sun all summer: fall and winter and nonstop clouds.
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    What's the cheapest way I can mount 5 4x10 solar panels to my roof?

    pump:intex 1000gph no cover for my pool. I run the panels when ever there is direct sunlight on them (4 hours a day) panels and cover: WOW. Do covers really save all that heat that you only need to run the panels one fifth of the time? Or is your cover the best cover made? Which cover do you...