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Old 10-17-2020, 04:13 PM   #1
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Unhappy How to Heat a above ground Pool?

Ok, as the title says what is the easiest most cost effective way to heat and above ground pool 48 x18 round approx 6500 gallons.

1. have 110 volt going to pool to supply the pump.

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Old 10-17-2020, 04:16 PM   #2
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Old 10-17-2020, 04:27 PM   #3
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110 heating element and plumbing to tie in to pump turned way down?
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Old 10-17-2020, 04:28 PM   #4
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Cover it with poly.
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Old 10-17-2020, 04:45 PM   #5
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A friend of ours had some kind of solar heater on theirs. I'm not sure how it worked though.
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Old 10-17-2020, 04:47 PM   #6
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https://www.walmart.com/ip/Intex-Sol...llons/42808091

This is what they used.
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Old 10-17-2020, 05:02 PM   #7
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Get in there with momma

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Old 10-17-2020, 05:29 PM   #8
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That is going to work by pumping water through the black mat. It's the same concept as a solar shower... Black will absorb the radient heat and heat up the water passing through it with the pump. It will push the hot water back into the pool.

Supposedly, the solar shower I just bought will get 5 gal of water up to 115* in 3 hours on a 70* day. Pretty neat stuff. Good luck with your pool.
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Old 10-17-2020, 05:32 PM   #9
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Several hool-a-hoops covered with black trash bags or plastic with pool noodles work surprisingly well.
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Old 10-17-2020, 05:32 PM   #10
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Check out the stock tank pool group on Facebook, they have lots of intrepid ways to heat pools including copper piping and fire pits
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Old 10-17-2020, 05:42 PM   #11
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Propane/gas water heater?
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Old 10-17-2020, 05:49 PM   #12
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I use a water heater we took out ( replaced) that was still good. Ran a gas line from my meter to heater in the back yard, a small pump in the pool, pumps water continuously through the water heater and back to the pool works great. We keep it on just above warm and it keeps it about 92*. Didn’t cost me a dime. Other then gas on the utility bill. Now if we had electric heat, I wouldn’t have the pool.
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Old 10-17-2020, 09:12 PM   #13
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Been thinking of building one of these to see if it will keep my inground pool warm enough to swim a little longer in the season without turning on the heater.


My pool is only full sun for about an hour each day. It's shaded most of the time. Either that or I'm going to buy the solar heater and put it on the roof of the house. Back of the house faces west so on the roof would give it a lot of sunlight.
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Old 10-17-2020, 09:38 PM   #14
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we had an in ground pool growing up that we heated by plumbing the discharge of the pump through black poly pipe coiled on a tin roof
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Old 10-18-2020, 07:51 AM   #15
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Yea the black PVC pipe is the way to go.

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Old 10-18-2020, 08:00 AM   #16
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When we had our above ground pool, I loved it when it got too cold to get in. Winterize it, cover it up and I didn't have to mess with it until next year.
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