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Another pool question

Post Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 5:11 am

I was going thru the manual that the pool company gave me and noticed a table in which it tells you what temperature the pool will be depending on the number of hours you leave the pump on. The pool rep put the timer on for me when the pool was completed and put it on for 8 hours a day and I noticed during the summer that the temp was usually 24 degrees celcius. But looking at this table now, if I leave it on for 10 hours the pool will go up to 26 degrees celcius, so I figure I will try it this coming summer.
My question is, how long do you have your pool running during the day and have you noticed what temp it keeps the pool at?
Many thanks in advance for any input! Very Happy
Sylvie


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Post Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:06 pm

Hi Silvers,
I imagine you must be talking about a heatpump?
Running the filtration pump will make no difference to pool temperature and the longer a heatpump is running the more it should raise the temperature - if it is a heatpump, do you not just set the required temperature and leave it running automatically.

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Re: Another pool question

Post Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:58 pm

Dave, how do you feel about heating the pool using a solar panel? I am thinking of going in that direction this year and could use your expert advice. Thanks.


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 1:25 am

I think you might be reading this chart back to front and I think what it is saying is that the warmer your pool is the longer you have to have your pump on for as the warmer it is the more the bacterias etc will multiply.
I have seen a chart like this before. A filtration system left on does not warm up your pool.

 

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 3:15 am

Hi Kate,
Thanks for asking.
There are a couple of questions you need to look through.
Do I have enough south facing land or space to site Solar panels, the calculation for the amount of Solar panel area is roughly 50% of the pool surface area - an 8 x 4 pool requires 16m2 of panels.

If you have the space then you need to consider the cost, Solar needs a bit of installation work, solid supports etc. so it doesn't blow away.

A heatpump is what we find most customers are happiest with, small and efficient with an outlay around 50 to 60% that of a quality solar system.
These days heatpumps have titanium and plastic heat exchangers so are unaffected by pool chemicals, 15 year guarantee's and reasonable operating costs - up to 500% efficient that's 5 times more than the most efficient fossil fuel boiler could hope to achieve.

Any questions please drop me an email,

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Re: Another pool question

Post Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 11:43 pm

I think you're right Wendy, I was most likely reading the thing backwards. How silly of me!!
This heatpump does sound like a good idea tho. How much would one set me back?


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Re: Another pool question

Post Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 3:14 am

Yes silver, what would be the cost?


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