Improving the Performance of Floating Solar Pool Covers

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Martin A. Cole, Preston Lowrey

Energy Engineering Institute, Department of Mechanical Engineering, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92182-0191

J. Sol. Energy Eng 114(4), 227-233 (Nov 01, 1992) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2930010 History: Received January 01, 1992; Revised May 01, 1992; Online June 06, 2008


Experimental and analytical analyses are presented for the evaluation of heat transfer through floating solar swimming pool covers. Two improved floating solar swimming pool cover designs are proposed and investigated. The results conclusively show that both new cover designs should have significantly better performance than conventional floating solar swimming pool covers.

Copyright © 1992 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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