Solar Panels Should Face South…To Maximize Heating

Solar Panel should face south to maximize heating potential.  Before you buy and install a solar water heating system, you need to first consider your site’s solar resource, as well as the optimal orientation and tilt of your solar collector. The efficiency and design of a solar water heating system depends on how much of […]

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Installing a Variable Speed Pool Pump and Save BIG…

  Imagine running your car at 3450 RPM – all the time! Think of the gas expense and the wear and tear on your engine, if you raced around with the tach at 3500! Well, that’s what your standard pool pump does everyday. The motor shaft inside spins at over 3400 rpm, which uses a […]

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What are the best tips to help me get longer life out of my pool liner

After the pool holds water, always be aware of the water level in your pool. Detect and repair leaks as fast as possible, or you chance having to replace the pool liner, no matter how old it is. Never pump the water out of your pool. If you do, the chances of having to replace […]

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Your pool and Healthy eyes

The recent Wall Street Journal article “Does Chlorine Affect Your Vision?” provides excellent advice to swimmers on avoiding inflammation and infections of the eye known as conjunctivitis. To elaborate a bit, conjunctivitis, also called “pink eye” can be caused by three main conditions:  infections, allergies, and exposures to chemicals. Chlorinating swimming pool water goes a […]

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Maintain the same pipe size as the return pipe (usually 1-1/2″ or 2″) for the two lines to and from the solar panel location.

If the panels will be installed on the roof, plastic conduit pipe hangers will hold the pipe securely to walls and the eave. At the roof edge install a union fitting on each pipe to make it easy to remove the panels seasonally, or for wind, or to replace the roofing. Even for solar panels […]

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