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Easy DIY Solar Pool Heater

How to make this easy DIY solar Pool Heater
Time: 1 Hours Cost: $40 Difficulty: Medium
This short How-to video details how easy it is to make Solar pool heaters that will warm almost any swimming pool.
We started with some PVC pipe, 90 degree female to female PVC angles, wire ties, 6 mill black plastic and foam pipe insulation.
Simply glue four lengths of pvc pipe together with a 90 degree angle at each corner
Then wrap the black plastic around the PVC square
We used some duct tape to hold the plastic in place. The wrapped foam pipe insulation around each section of PVC. This insulation adds additional flotation and helps secure the plastic in place.
We used a soldering iron to burn a few holes through the plastic and then wrapped wire ties around the foam to secure everything in place.
For small pools four or five floating solar panels work great. For larger pools you will need additional units. I just leave them in the pool when the pool is not in use and then pull the lightweight floating solar panels out the stack them when we go for a swim. The kids really appreciate the extra warmth especially early and late in the season.

If you want to build your own I would recommend watching the short how-to video posted above. It details every step of the process

To see more: http://www.diyeasycrafts.com/diy-solar-pool-heater.html

  • Naomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey
    Naomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey Castaic, CA
    on Jul 6, 2017

    Genius idea! And much cheaper than the items they sell for the same purpose. Thanks for sharing! 👍

  • Denisetibbetts
    on Jul 14, 2017

    wow! Easy fix & no electric bill!

  • Patricia Hatch Poulin
    Patricia Hatch Poulin
    on Jul 14, 2017

    We will definitely be doing this! Thank you!

  • Maribel
    Maribel Canada
    on Jul 14, 2017

    How much does the temperature increase in the pool this way?
    I'd like to give it a try if it is significant.. :)

    • Dan Berg
      Dan Berg Baldwin, NY
      on Jul 14, 2017

      It really depends on the amount of sun exposure and the amount of heaters you make. For my pool it make a significant differance

  • Debbie Westgate- Guyot-Sliwa
    Debbie Westgate- Guyot-Sliwa Houston, TX
    on Jul 14, 2017

    We got a electric heat pump heater this year, worked great to heat our pool up in March then once June came turned it off, didn't even notice a dent in the electric bill! Maybe because we don't use the a/c or heater in those months since the weather is so comfortable! We'll put it back on in Sept. to see what the electric does!

    • Dottiewilkie
      Dottiewilkie Wichita, KS
      on Jul 14, 2017

      The expense is in the electric used in running it. Cost prohibitive for most pool owners.

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