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Posted by solarhitech on August 12, 2007, 3:09 pm

Anybody have designed and used the evacuated tube solar collector
panels for swimming pool heating. If yes, can I get some information
on how to calculate sizing for a 15' X 40' indoor pool with pool cover
for nights?

Posted by gary on August 13, 2007, 2:17 am
On Aug 12, 9:09 am, solarhit...@gmail.com wrote:

Using evacs for pool heating seems like overkill to me.

Assuming you are talking about the summer, commercial, unglazed, mat
style pool collectors cost about $ per sqft and will collect more
energy per sqft during typical summer conditions that evac tubes
will.   Compare that to evac tubes at $0 per sqft.

You can directly compare evacs to pool collectors by downloading the
SRCC Directory of SRCC certified Collectors here:

Here is a blurb on how to use the ratings:
You probably want to compare the collectors for Service A or B.

Or, you could make your own pool collector for $ per sqft  :)


Posted by solarhitech on August 14, 2007, 3:09 am
 On Aug 13, 7:17 am, g...@builditsolar.com wrote:




Dear Mr.Gary,

Thanks a lot for your respose and suggesstions. However, this is for
use in India and my friend is having a lot of vacuum tubes with him.
The plastic collectors are not readily available here. However thanks
once again.

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