Verify that pool pump is sized accordingly and that your current water flow does not exceed what the Enersol Pool Heaters are designed for, depending on its length.
Remember: If the water flows too fast through the panels, there won’t be sufficient time to be heated up by the sun.
For example: One Enersol Pool Heater 1 ft. x 10 ft. performs the best at 1 gallon per minute. If your system has 24 panels, you only need to supply 24 gallons per minute to the panels for optimum performance.
6. — PLAN FOR PVC PLUMBING
Plan for the plumbing and fittings required. PVC is the recommended material. ABS is not recommended as it is not designed for pressure nor heat.
Ensure not to exceed maximum velocities allowed on pipes when selecting pipes diameters as per table below.
|Pipe Diameter (in)
||Flow USGPM @ 8 feet pers second Velocity
Up to 50 gpm
If your new system requires more than 50 gallons per minute, you will need to use a bigger piping size.
Up to 85 gpm
If your new system requires more than 85 gallons per minute, you will need to use a bigger piping size.
Up to 120 gpm
If your new system requires more than 120 gallons per minute, you will need to use a bigger piping size.
Up to 187 gpm
If your new system requires more than 187 gallons per minute, you will need to use a bigger piping size.
For an aesthetically pleasing installation, we recommend Black PVC Pipe & Fittings. Black PVC pipes and fittings will blend nicely with the solar pool heating system and they don’t fade in the sun over time as painted pipes do.
7. — USE PROPER PIPING CONFIGURATION
Proper flow distribution!
Feeding the panels from the bottom has the advantage of using gravity to create back pressure to distribute the water evenly throughout the panels.
It is important to install the inlet and outlet at opposite ends (diagonally opposed corners). This will ensure proper distribution of flow through the collectors.