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Old 04-07-2013, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Our pool is cold, wont see my skinny butt in there until the water hits 85 or more!
I just got our solar heater going this morning but looks like the next couple of days will be wasted for trying to heat.
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:33 PM
 
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Our pool is cold, wont see my skinny butt in there until the water hits 85 or more!
I just got our solar heater going this morning but looks like the next couple of days will be wasted for trying to heat.
What is required to get it going in the spring? I always assumed the water runs through the pipes on the roof year round (even though I understand it does nothing to heat the water in the winter)?
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:49 PM
 
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What is required to get it going in the spring? I always assumed the water runs through the pipes on the roof year round (even though I understand it does nothing to heat the water in the winter)?
They are generally removed from the system in the winter. Often have valves and pumps that let them drain fully so the don't get damaged by a freeze. Cheaper ones may have manual valves for the same purpose.

Fancy systems may actually be able to cool the pool in the height of the summer. Pump hot water through at night to cool it.

Your place needs a heater for the spa. Talk to AA702 or the guy next door.
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Old 04-07-2013, 11:08 PM
 
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They are generally removed from the system in the winter. Often have valves and pumps that let them drain fully so the don't get damaged by a freeze. Cheaper ones may have manual valves for the same purpose.

Fancy systems may actually be able to cool the pool in the height of the summer. Pump hot water through at night to cool it.

Your place needs a heater for the spa. Talk to AA702 or the guy next door.
I replaced the heater shortly after I arrived. We've been enjoying the spa the last two winters
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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What is required to get it going in the spring? I always assumed the water runs through the pipes on the roof year round (even though I understand it does nothing to heat the water in the winter)?
Like lvoc says, I shut it down for the winter. Mine is homemade and I had a little leak I had to fix first but regardless, they would be useless to try to use during the winter. I figure a couple weeks and the kids will be in but it will be a little longer for me.
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:19 AM
 
Location: In the Silver State of Nevada in Las Vegas NV
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I replaced the heater shortly after I arrived. We've been enjoying the spa the last two winters
Vtvette I have been in our pool for the past week my first chance to since I have been here but being from the same area you came from any water temp over 70 degrees is swim ready They did a polar bear swim this weekend in Plattsburgh water temp in the lake was 37 degrees It just seems out here natural gas heaters are the norm. I can remember back there if the pool temp got over 80 it was considered real warm and the lake temp of 70 was great. I guess it is time we get spoiled we deserve it
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