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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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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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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How to Install Solar Panels to Heat a Pool

Before you begin, consider your climate and reduce your expectations.Nighttime temperatures tend to undo daytime gains, even during sunny weather. A pool blanket is absolutely essential at night as this is when the majority of heat loss takes place – when the air temperature is much cooler than the water. An in ground pool will […]

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