Tips to fit a ‘Solar Panel’ pool
Heating your pool can now be energy efficient as well as cost efficient, not to mention something you could do yourself. If know what to do, installing a Solar panel pool is easy. Although unglazed plastic solar panels relatively cost less but these panels are comparatively less efficient per.sqft than the high – fi high efficient solar panels. But they require less energy to produce heat and conduct heat than the panels using aluminum, glass, copper or steel etc.
Prevent night time heat loss
Before you start the process of fitting a Solar panel pool, you must first consider the weather conditions where you live. If the place where you live is relatively cool in temperature, your expectations must be according to the climate. Nighttime temperatures especially affect the daytime gains even if it’s sunny. A pool blanket is essential to put during night as it prevent major heat loss.
The heat in a ground pool will be quickly lost as the ground area below in most places is much cooler, even in summer. An above ground pool is a better option for lasting heat. In most cases plastic solar panels will increase your comfort during swimming season.
Experimenting with installing Solar panel pools
Do you have enough space for solar panels to fit in such a way that it receives the needed sunlight? Do you remove the panels before winter or wind storms? Will the slow flow of water clean your pool? Is running you’re your pump for long hours acceptable?
The heat in a groundsolar panel pool will be quickly lost as the ground area below in most places is much cooler, even in summer. An above ground pool is a better option for lasting heat. In most cases plastic solar panels will increase your comfort during swimming season.
Installing the 3 way pool valve
Solar panel pools have to be installed with a pool valve so that the water can be aimed towards or bypass the panels or into the pool. Quality valves are in no way cheap but they can be adjusted quickly and the return flow is swift and not blocked like it does in cheap ones.
Install a T- pipe
Fix in the T pipe near the 3 way pipe in a way that it in same return direction to the poolside. The water reentering from the panel will return from the pipeline that is below the valve. This helps in draining the system when in the future you have to install new valves that have unions.
How many panels?
Solar panel pools require minimum two panels. Each panel comes roughly in the size of 2’by 20’. Measure your pool and buy the panels according to the size i.e. the bigger the pool the more number of panels. Remember more panels require more pump power, so start out with using just two panels. Fastening the panels to the roof or placing them on the ground must be according to which area receives the most sunlight.
When your panels are in place, connect them properly to the each other and union fittings. Your solar pool panel is good to go!!