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To:Todd Harrison <email@example.com>
From: Jared Doll <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I bought a pool last year.
It's just an above ground job - 3ft deep by 16 foot across - round.
It has a volume of approximately 5000 gallons and
immediately the kids started harrassing me that it was too cold. So I started
looking for something to heat it with, not knowing that there really is nothing
suitable out there on the market. After looking through all the pool dealers
and E-bay.... and after considering all the different solar options...
I finally found yours!
So I bought all the parts and just finished assembling it.
Mine runs 200 feet of 1/2 inch copper tubing
through a 48,000 BTU natural gas BBQ. I supplying it with a 1/2 horse 700
gallon per hour underground sprinkler system pump. I had to return to work
before I could do a proper test on the pump's actual output (as of course it
will change depending on friction pressure, head pressure, etc). But at a guess
I would put it at about 600 gph.
Once on-line, I ran the heater from 6 am until 5 pm and
raised the pool temperature from 76 F to 91 F. My output line was coming in at
around 20 F higher than the suction. Currently I am just running a 5/8 inch
garden hose as my supply line, but I intend to upgrade this to a 1 inch pool
hose. I am taking suction from my pools drain and dumping it back in again
through a hose thrown over the side.
We are all extremely impressed with the results we have seen
and wanted to thank you for the idea.
I included a few pictures for you. If you wanted to added
them to your site as the results of motivation from your example, it would be
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Jared Doll <email@example.com>