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How do you determine swimming pool heat loss?

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2008-02-14 18:05:34
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This is really a very simple matter.

Trying to access all the variables is a very complex task, so just set your pool heater to maintain a constant temperature, and record your natural gas consumption daily, along with the other relevant parameters (water temperature, air temperature and relative humidity).

You will then have a complete chart of heat loss relative to water temp, air temp and relative humidity. Make a note of average winds in the area also as this can affect heat loss as well.

Comments welcome, I am in the process of building a complete, integrated solar system for my home (pool heat, house heat and hot water, and airconditioning)

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