Discussion in 'OWB's and Gasification Boilers' started by don2222, Jun 4, 2020.
walt ’s got the real deal set up.
We are about to pull the trigger on a pool. I am looking at how I am good to do it but I am definitely going to heat it with the Crown-royal OWB.
There’s always this idea....
Don't currently have a pool in my home- but in the house I lived in with my cousin and our roommate (aka the best years of my life!!- don't show my wife....) we had a pool in the back yard. Above ground, I think 16 feet in diameter, and some of the best bang-for-you-buck is to get a hula-hoop or two, or three, or however many you want, and cover them in a black trash bag.
Solar heat is underrated.
But... personal preference reigns supreme.
How does that help? I can see the water in the ring getting warmer, but not so sure it would heat the pool that much.
I have a half built solar heater built, haven't gotten around to buying the piping yet, but have the box built and the glass to cover it.
I also laid an inch of XPS foam under the pool to keep the earth from sucking the heat out.
DIY Hula Hoop Pool Warmers
So, without the black plastic, the sun hits the water anyway. I don't see it, unless the reflection off the water is an issue.
My BIL has a 30'x4' above ground pool. This spring when he filled it he rigged up a plate exchanger on his OWB to the water supply. It took every bit of 2/3 cord of wood to get the pool into the low 70's. That little toy wouldn't be able to keep up with anything other than a kiddie pool.
Maybe it will be easier in the actual swimming/summer season.
When I see something like this with no safety controls ?