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    Solar power to circulate water on slide

    Been toying with this idea for a a few years. Pretty much given up due to cost. Instead of solar powering a DC pump to run water down slide, do you think a 12v deep cycle battery, wired to pump and use a solar panel to charge the battery. An on\off switch to only circulate water when in use....

    Do you think this world work?

    any advice would be appreciated...
    Thanks,
    Brian
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    Re: Solar power to circulate water on slide

    Why not use your pool pump and divert some of the return flow to the slide? A DC battery system is a lot of extra work and expenses when you already have a pump ready to go.
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    Re: Solar power to circulate water on slide

    because I would have to dig about 30 feet and 7 under concrete....
    Thanks for the reply!
    Brian
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    Re: Solar power to circulate water on slide

    I just use fresh water for my slide, it really does not need much water and tops off all the splash out
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