Solar Heater

blondestar1616

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Jun 3, 2014
67
covington ohio
Hello we have a tube solar heater that came with a used pool we purchased. My question is, on all the pics i see online, the heaters are always upright/or at least diagonal (i.e. the slope of a roof) is this necessary or is lying them flat on a table OK?
 

jblizzle

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May 19, 2010
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Tucson, AZ
Flat is fine. Just a little less heat. Ideally you want the sun to hit them straight on, but the sun moves, so nothing is perfect.
 

blondestar1616

Well-known member
Jun 3, 2014
67
covington ohio
Flat is fine. Just a little less heat. Ideally you want the sun to hit them straight on, but the sun moves, so nothing is perfect.
ah, that makes sense!
Also, because we bought it used, i cannot find any maker name on it and I need a few replacement parts, mostly the rubber grommet that fits into the rectangle box, then the tube slides into it if that makes sense. I cant find it online because i dont know exactly how to search for it :/