solar pools -How To Build A Solar Pool Heater (Part 1)

July 12, 2014 – 12:21 am

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  1. 25 Responses to “solar pools -How To Build A Solar Pool Heater (Part 1)”

  2. To those that are criticizing this as being inefficient… yes- metal pipe
    is going to conduct and transfer heat better. How much do you think 1,600
    feet of metal pipe is going to cost? :) Efficiency doesn’t only apply to
    the transfer of energy – it also applies to the return on investment. This
    system can be constructed very inexpensively and will pay for itself in a
    short time.. This black irrigation hose comes in 400 foot rolls that cost
    about $20 each. Any loss in efficiency can be recouped by adding additional
    coils. It’s sunlight, after all. Not like it costs anything! :) 

    By Patrick Burns on Jul 12, 2014

  3. The only thing I would probably change is spray painting the hose flat
    black, vs the semi gloss finish on the bare hose. Not sure if it will make
    a significant difference or not. I’d also going to explore the idea of
    putting glass on the panel covers to help trap heat during colder months.
    In central Florida, there are plenty of warmer days, but most people close
    their pools in the winter here, and that’s sad. Why not swim year round?
    I also think a bubble wrap pool cover would help contain the heat when the
    pool isn’t in use during the colder months.

    By Patrick Burns on Jul 12, 2014

  4. the camera strap and cap in the picture is really nasty.

    By rarbiart on Jul 12, 2014

  5. How many gallons does your pool hold?

    By Mytechtime on Jul 12, 2014

  6. Comic sans and crappy dubstep…

    By TheRetroGamingGuys on Jul 12, 2014

  7. this is a great system but not the way he’s run it here. Using a pool pump
    during peak electricity times (when the sun is out) is very expensive and
    also, you do not need nearly so powerful a pump. If you bought a small
    (see various videos) pump and ran a separate system it would be far cheaper
    to run. If you have a large pool you’ll want to run a larger pump but it’s
    all variable. Higher power pump means you need longer tubing (or the water
    is forced through too damn fast). I don’t know exact ratios, you’ll have
    to look around and check the many other vids on it but this is the last way
    i’d do this.

    By kilrassclown on Jul 12, 2014

  8. I applied years ago the same but without any fixing
    I just warped the bunch of 50 meter on the ground
    and it worked fine
    Probably half of yours but still fine without any work

    But then water went to hot and I lost money on the double of Peroxyde and
    BaquaCil products because it was >30° Celsius

    By Sophia Mathilde on Jul 12, 2014

  9. A shaky video that it made me feel dizzy!

    By Oscar Littlecar on Jul 12, 2014

  10. you could probably get that kink out by heating the hose up. just ’stroke’
    it with a blow torch or something

    By leeboy29680 on Jul 12, 2014

  11. Dude,. we get the picture how zipptight’s work…. don’t need to explain
    that for 2 minutes….lol

    By DutchArts1 on Jul 12, 2014

  12. Excellent way to heat water in far distant jungle.

    By Start Your Own Gold Mine on Jul 12, 2014

  13. How long of 1/2 pipe can you fit in a 4′x4′ ?

    By Maxime Allard on Jul 12, 2014

  14. great video, nice job… but you sound like Nicholas Cage… lol

    By Chuck Lampen on Jul 12, 2014

  15. couldn’t you just put a black tarp or mat on the bottom of the pool

    By Monstufpud on Jul 12, 2014

  16. How much heat are you getting from this set up

    By steveadams944 on Jul 12, 2014

  17. i hav seen ther people do what you have done, but your setup is very
    inefficient. the tube is circular, but most if it doesnt utilize the sun,
    imagine a flat piece of metal, instead of tubes, create a flat, box like
    structure from which water will flow, inside create channels up and down
    top to bottom, going form one side to other. the top will be made of this
    flat thin metal, which will transfer heat very good, this is also easy to
    make. Basicly, sandwich with water in the middle, metal top.

    By Aayam Sharma on Jul 12, 2014

  18. I never know that this is easy.. thanks for sharing..

    By Glenn Hough on Jul 12, 2014

  19. I built one similar to this except I have all 4 coils in series. My initial
    check is pool water 75 and the water coming from the heater is 87. I think
    I may need to close my valve down to get it hotter.

    By steveadams944 on Jul 12, 2014

  20. Each square is 4′ X 4′

    By brn2plyhcky7 on Jul 12, 2014

  21. nice work , good job on it

    By SOLARCELLS101 on Jul 12, 2014

  22. Why not ziptie more than one at a time

    By McCheez on Jul 12, 2014

  23. I had same idea, you proved it, so I am not a freak:), now I am gonna build
    it

    By Mladen Rakic on Jul 12, 2014

  24. Yes, I’ve seen someone use copper that they painted black. However I
    couldn’t afford it, and this is easier to coil

    By brn2plyhcky7 on Jul 12, 2014

  25. Hi, what are the dimensions of each section? Tks

    By Brent Robinson on Jul 12, 2014

  26. Does water leak through the irrigation hose?

    By mariohaley on Jul 12, 2014

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