Friday, August 12, 2011

solar swimming pool heating system

06-04-2009, 11:29 AM
Senior Member

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Londonderry, NH

I "designed" a solar swimming pool heating system for a Florida located friend of the family a couple of decades ago. It consisted of 300 ft of 1 1/2 in black plastic pipe draped over a south facing roof with a small circulating pump on a timer. The pump circulated pool water starting at 10 am and stopping at 6 pm. They started using this system in early April and shut it off mid June lest the pool become a hot tub.

When it comes to solar simple is better and a lot cheaper.


06-04-2009, 11:54 AM
100% Pure Carbon

Join Date: Jan 2008
Reputation: 2366

I guess you can add me to the solar designer list, actually made it many years ago. We have place on the river to get away for the weekends, holidays etc. It is only used in the summer. It has electric hot water heater for the regular shower but we set up shower outside that was "powered" by a bunch of black PVC pipes mounted on the roof of the one shed. The water was only luke warm and it didn't last for long but it was just enough to take the chill off the well water.

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