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Many years ago I tried the plastic pool heater panels (I had 4 of them in Spain). They were, in my case, pretty much a failure - too little heat gain for the pool.

In the end I abandoned them and installed a home made air to water heat pump. That was about 10 years ago. It's still working now - my pool is at 30 degrees as I write 🙂

Details of the build are here Pool heater heatpump

 

 

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How does that make you feel?

The idea of letting the water "dwell" in the pipe is only useful if your intention is to just have a hot pipe - not if you want to maximise the heat transfer between the sun and your pool  The rate of

Thanks for testing and reporting results... talk is much easier to replicate than actual data, as we've seen 😛

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