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Title: Floating solar pool heater

Abstract

A floating solar heater for swimming pools is disclosed which includes a top cover, a vertical outer side wall with inclined inner side wall segments connected thereto, an outside rim and a bottom wall. The inner side wall segments are octagonal, coated with light reflective material, and aid in reflecting the sun's rays to heat the space inside the walls formed by the cover which dead air space also provides for floatation of the heater. The bottom wall is heated by direct sun inpingement and by the air in contact with it and is formed of a material having high heat conductivity.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5778769
Patent Number(s):
US 4284060
Assignee:
Philadelphia Rivet Co IFI; EDB-82-038626
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: Filed date 18 Jun 1980
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; PASSIVE SOLAR WATER HEATERS; DESIGN; FLOTATION; SWIMMING POOLS; COVERINGS; SOLAR REFLECTORS; WALLS; APPLIANCES; EQUIPMENT; HEATERS; SEPARATION PROCESSES; SOLAR CONCENTRATORS; SOLAR EQUIPMENT; SOLAR WATER HEATERS; SURFACE WATERS; WATER HEATERS; 140907* - Solar Thermal Utilization- Water Heating; 141000 - Solar Collectors & Concentrators

Citation Formats

McCluskey, J.E. Floating solar pool heater. United States: N. p., 1981. Web.
McCluskey, J.E. Floating solar pool heater. United States.
McCluskey, J.E. Tue . "Floating solar pool heater". United States.
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abstractNote = {A floating solar heater for swimming pools is disclosed which includes a top cover, a vertical outer side wall with inclined inner side wall segments connected thereto, an outside rim and a bottom wall. The inner side wall segments are octagonal, coated with light reflective material, and aid in reflecting the sun's rays to heat the space inside the walls formed by the cover which dead air space also provides for floatation of the heater. The bottom wall is heated by direct sun inpingement and by the air in contact with it and is formed of a material having high heat conductivity.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1981},
month = {8}
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