Pictured above: Taking a dip in a swimming pool at night is one of the great pleasures of swimming pool ownership, but not if your pool is too cold. A pool heating system doesn’t just increase the number of months you can swim comfortably; it also increases the times of day when swimming in your pool is comfortable.
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I’ve heard that the U.S. Department of Energy determined that loose tube collectors are best for pool heating when they selected this type of solar pool heater for the Atlanta Olympic Games. Is this true?
- Rigsby, G.G. “Its Olympic goal is a cool pool,” St. Petersburg Times. March 13, 1996.
- Federation Internationale de Natation (FINA) Rule 2.11.
- United States Patent No. 3,934,323, “Solar heat exchange panel and method of fabrication,” January 27, 1976.
- United States Patent No. 6,943,141, “Process for making a liquid evaporation retardant solution,” September 13, 2005. The Heatsavr® patented mixture of alcohol and aluminum salt is based upon the science of Langmuir monolayers, materials that tend to form into one-molecule thick sheets when spread onto an aqueous surface.