Easy build low cost Solar Pool Heater
Plans and construction manual
By GA Projects
Panel construction for the solar pool heater does not require machining, welding or precision work of any kind. No special tools or skills are required to complete this project. We supply plans and a 14 page comprehensive set of clearly illustrated instructions to guide you every step of the way. All materials are available from hardware stores and garden shops. The panels can be mounted vertically on a fence or horizontally on a roof It’s as easy as ABC so give it a go.
Our sun powered heater will raise pool or spa water temperatures during the shoulder periods of spring and autumn adding months of use to your investment. Proportions can easily be varied to suit particular locations or applications. As a rough rule of thumb a single standard sized panel is effective on pools up to 30,000 L (approx 6,500 gallons) capacity. Each standard solar pool heater panel has 12 heating elements but extra elements or multiple solar pool heater panels can be used for increased efficiency or to service larger pools.
The solar pool heater panels can be mounted vertically on fences or horizontally on a roof (this is especially useful if the pool area is well shaded). Should space around your pool or spa be at a premium then each panel can be made in segments to fit. A standard sized panel is 3.4m (11’ 4”) long by 1.4m (4’ 8”) wide and weighs approximately 35 Kg (77 lbs) once full of water. These have been found to be the optimum dimensions for ease of handling, structural integrity and heating efficiency. A standard sized panel can be built for under $US 100.
Construction manual can be downloaded from the web as soon as your order is processed. On completion you will be directed to a download link to retrieve your manual. Please note that all documents are in Microsoft Word.doc format and are currently only available in English with Australian spelling.
Bonus Book- Understanding Basic Electricity and Electronics
Included in the price is a series of documents titled Understanding Basic Electricity and Electronics with lots of illustrations and experiments. There are many people in this world who would love to understand the basic principles of electricity and electronics but are intimidated by the subject. Having read a number of educational tomes on the matter it is easy to see why many find it difficult to follow the contents. One of the problems in writing technical instructions is that the authors are so well acquainted with the subject matter that it is difficult for them to appreciate what a beginner does and doesn’t comprehend. Electron sub orbitals may make perfect sense to an expert but is just gobbledegook to someone starting to learn about electricity. It seems that the writer is often keener to show how clever they are than to inform the reader.
Our authors have endeavoured to explain the subject while avoiding as much as possible the heavy duty science that so easily and unnecessarily confuses a novice. The purpose of this exercise is to build understanding rather than simply educate readers towards facts and figures.