Wood fired pool heater that works well.

Discussion in 'OWB's and Gasification Boilers' started by don2222, Jun 4, 2020.

  1. don2222

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    Hello
    Good heating!
     
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    walt ’s got the real deal set up. :yes:
     
  3. J bird

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    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.
     
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    There’s always this idea....
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    :rofl: :lol:
     
  5. RGrant

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Maybe it will be easier in the actual swimming/summer season.
     
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    When I see something like this with no safety controls ?
     
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