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Heat Transfer in a pool

  1. Apr 29, 2015 #1
    I recently installed a water solar heating system for my pool. The pool is 16,000 gallons and the current temperature is 54 degrees. I can get water through the system at 65 degrees at 10 gallons per minute, or slow it down and produce 2 gallons per minute at 80 degrees. Assuming no evaporation and an air temp of 65 degress, which flow will heat the water to 65 degrees faster?
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  3. Apr 29, 2015 #2


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    Welcome to the PF.

    Can you post a picture of your installation? How far is the solar heater from the pool? What kind of insulation do you have on the piping?
  4. Apr 29, 2015 #3
    It's about 24 feet from the filter to the solar panels. The piping is drain pipe.

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  5. Apr 29, 2015 #4


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    Higher flow rate results in more heat transfer/less loss to the atmosphere.
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