Solar Water Heater West Park

Posted on: July 3, 2015 by in Solar Water Heater
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Solar Water Heater West Park


Home made 10′ x 3′ solar water bag system for heating pools. It’s a stackable low cost inflatable solar panel system for heating pools without the need for a perminant structure, permits or home owner association approvals. It steals some of the water from a pool jet, heats in the sun and puts back into the pool. You can make one bag in an evening out of a commonly available heavy black plastic sheet and some common PVC parts that connect to garden hoses and low cost garden hose valves.

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  1. magic76767676 says:

    By the middle of summer the water can get too hot. It’s the spring and fall
    when I want to add heat. The pool has a liner. It used to be dark at the
    bottom but over the years, the clorine bleached it. It’d cost thousands to
    replace.

  2. IronHorsez88 says:

    how long do you hold the iron on the plastic and at what temp?

  3. magic76767676 says:

    Depends on how thick the plastic is. I had the iron on high and counted to
    20 slowly each time. test it out. You may need more or less time. Let it
    cool some before you pull the paper off. if the paper isn’t waxed enough
    (aspect of the paper), the paper will stick to the plastic and have to be
    torn off. My paper roll came from Home Depot – $9

  4. Abdul Johnyy says:

    green homes

  5. geoffphuket says:

    @luzi29 It’s actually more efficient throwing the bags into the water,
    because out of it they lose heat to the atmosphere. Of course, it might
    make swimming somewhat a challenge 🙂

  6. muddymuddymuddmann says:

    I LOVE IT. GOTTA BUILD THIS ONE. MUDDy

  7. theonethatgoofs says:

    iff you funnel the water back into the pool . like a small world pool . you
    will see alot of your chimical problems go away . even better put a ring
    magnet around the bottom of the funnel facing north up .

  8. theonethatgoofs says:

    o yea make sure the water has to drop at least 6 in into over the water .

  9. michael phillips says:

    how much money went to powering the iron?

  10. Robb's Homemade Life says:

    I don’t have a pool but as a DIYer myself I like your DIYer attitude, made
    me a subscriber, look forward to more how to do it videos.

  11. magic76767676 says:

    Thanks. I’m putting a lot of time into my blog lately. I hope to have a new
    glow-in-the-dark vid out before too long. The strontium paint I just
    received was junk. Hopefully the next manufacturer is better quality.

  12. Robb's Homemade Life says:

    I was not aware of the extra stength glow in the dark material, i just
    checked out your video, it was very helpful.

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