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Jandy Pool Products

jandy pool products
can I connect my pool pump to a solar panel?

what size would the panel be/ I live in the caribbean so plenty of sun!
i only have one heater
what size would the panel be/ I live in the caribbean so plenty of sun!
i only have one heater which is deatailed with the above link in case anyone can help with the spec!

I don’t need to tell you that electricity is extremely expensive in the Caribbean, and the sun is plentiful, so solar may be a cost effective solution for you. I have several customers in the islands who have solar pool pumping and solar pool heating.

You have a couple of options. If you already have a pump, you could find out how many watt hours (wh) it uses a day. To do that, figure out how many watts the pump uses, and how many hours a day it is on. Watts times hours equals watt hours, and that is how the electric companies charge us, how many wh, or kwh (thousand watt hours) a month. (1 horsepower is equal to about 750W, running for 6 hours would be 3900 wh, or 3.9kwh). Once you know how much power your pump uses, you can install enough solar panels and an inverter to generate that amount of power, thus offsetting what it uses.

Another option is to replace your existing pump with a more efficient solar powered pool pump. It would only run when the sun is shining, but that’s pretty much when your existing pump runs too. Depending on the size of your pool, the whole package with pump and solar panels is about $5000. Do the math to see how much you are paying for electricity now, and see if it is worth it. http://www.altestore.com/store/Solar-Pool-Heaters-and-Pumps/Solar-Pool-Pumps/Lorentz-Solar-Pool-Pump-with-PS600-Controller/p5827/

Your question also said you are using a heater. You can reduce or eliminate that need with solar pool heating. The pump pumps the water from the pool through the collectors, generally installed on your roof, and then back into the pool. The sun heats the water as it is traveling along your roof, just like leaving a hose out in the sun. You size the system based on the square feet of pool area. http://www.altestore.com/store/Solar-Pool-Heaters-and-Pumps/Unglazed-Solar-Pool-Heating/Guardian-Solar-Pool-Heating/Leveredge-Guardian-Pool-Heating-Package-400-SqFt/p7353/.

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Pentair Pool Products

pentair pool products
Pool filter problem.?

Our house came with a built in pool, the pool filter is from Pentair Pool Products. The pressure is always 30-32 psi yet theres barely any suction for the underwater vacuum and the drains are useless. We opened it yesterday and cleaned the pads, nothing has changed though its still getting high pressure but no suction. The pumped water is clear and full of water. Any suggestions?

You had better check to find out what kind of pressure you are supposed to have. That pressure in my system (a Hayward DE filter) would Indicates that the filter is totally clogged and is in desperate need of cleaning. There would be no because the pump suction is trying to but can not force the water through the filter (which therefore produces the high pressure reading). My system runs between 10 and 20lbs. When it hits over 20 I have to clean it. Your system may be different but I doubt it.

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