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How to make a solar powered pool heater

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Heating Your Pool using solar heater was never so easy and economical

Swimming seasons are in and heating an average pool employs a lot of energy escalating your monthly heating bills. Why not opt for a solar pool heater.The Solar pool heating system is a money saver and enables you to reduce greenhouse gas emission. It is an excellent solar application and is easy to build at the same time inexpensive. The pool can be utilized as a thermal storage for the system and the pump that you utilize for cleaning the pool water can also circulate water through the solar collectors. You can buy some solar pool heating arrangements that cost around $100. All you need is some PVC Pipe, Glue, mounting brackets as well as mounting straps to hold everything in place.

Difficulty Level: Moderately Challenging: (May require expertise in few areas)

Time required: 24 hours (1 whole day)

Resources required

1. Some metal rods of L shape

2. copper pipes of 2 x 64 inch 1 1/4 inch diameter

3. 3 to 4 rolls of 1/4 inch copper pipes.

4. Tin solder

5. Sandpaper

6. Soldering paste

7. A Welding torch

8. Pipe cutter

9. Measuring tape

10. Acetone

11. Plumbers tape

Estimate Cost: More-or-less that depends, how you want your solar heater to be!

Instructions

1. Making a frame to hold the pipes

Select a location to install the heater, where you can receive as much sunlight as possible all day. Make a rectangular frame using the L shape metal rods that can hold the pipes at both the ends. Wield the rods and pipe together so that it doesn’t move.

2. Drill the manifolds

Drill 1/4 inch holes in a straight line into the pipes making two manifolds. Make around 63 holes in to each of the 1 1/4 inch pipe. These holes will ensure that water will slow down in to smaller pipes thereby helping the exchange of heat. Cut and fit the 63 pieces of the 1/4″ pipes in to these holes in such as way that the distance between both 1 ¼ “pipes remains the same.

3. Soldering the pipes

Apply soldering paste to every end of the 63 pipes before assembling them to the manifold pipes. Soldering requires precision and patience. At each end, solder some 1 1/4″ fittings that enables you to screw an adapter in order to convert from 1/14 to 3/4″ flexible pipe and the other ends will have a welded cap. Do notice that water enters from one side of the first manifold and exits from the other side of the second manifold ensuring that water travels the complete distance.

4. Pressure test

It would be best to take a test of pressure leak. Link a water tube to one of the 1 1/4 pipe and a diminutive portion of pipe on the other side. Mount the 1 1/4 adapter to bring it down to the 3/4. Turn on the water to flush out the air. Once the air is out, hold the exit hose to stop water from coming out. Check every soldered joint for leeks. If there are any, completely empty the heater and retouch. Redo the test until perfect. Once done use a Acetone to clean all the extra soldered paste.

Frequently asked questions


How to install solar heater manually?
Bolt the water heater on a rooftop or anywhere that is in the sunlight and convenient for you as well. Use 3/4 inch mold-able thermionic tube from the pool filter wield end product, to the lowermost pipe. From the uppermost pipe, use a 3/4 inch tube and turn backmost to the pool.

Quick tips
Check every soldered joint for leeks. If there are any, completely empty the heater, and retouch. Redo the test until perfect. Once done use a Acetone to clean all the extra soldered paste.

Things to watch out for
1. Our excavation device plainly plugs into the present activity unit. The derivative instrument subsists for an auto-loading method.

Your excavation device plainly plugs into the present activity unit. The derivative instrument subsists for an auto-loading method and sensors to open and close a valve. You can choose if you want to send water back into the pool or through the collectors.

2. Solar pool blankets also known as pool covers are the most economical way to reduce heat loss and save energy. It provides you heat from the sun for no charge. You can purchase pool blankets in sheets and manually cut them to fit your pools’ size. A solar pool blanket can increase the temperature of the pool from 10 to 15 degrees and costs around $75 and $150.

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