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    compact solar heating module

    Has anyone seen this solar pool heating module before? I was wondering if anybody has had any experience with it and whether multiple units could be easily connected into 2" PVC plumbing for an in-ground pool

    (here's the link: http://www.lesliespool.com/browse/Home/ ... 30/I/50589 )
    28,000 gallon gunite/white plaster with 30ft RBB and 2ft sheer descent, 100 sq ft thermaledge, 50sq ft spa w/ 6 jets
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    Re: compact solar heating module

    Heat transfer is proportional to the surface area of the collector so don't expect too much from 3 sq-ft (projected collector area). I doubt it can generate 25,000 BTU per day since the sun can only deliver on average about 2500 BTU/ft2 per day at my latitude in July. 3 sq-ft even at 100% efficiency would only be able to produce 7,500 BTU maximum so I don't know how they get to 25,000 BTU.
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    Re: compact solar heating module

    They've been discussed several time here on TFP. Here's one of the longer threads. http://www.troublefreepool.com/aquaquick-t11101.html

    To sum it up the numbers they give are pretty much impossible to acheive.
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