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Title: Combination fence and solar heater for swimming pools

A combination fence and solar heater for swimming pools comprises a fence shaped for extending about the periphery of the pool to restrict ingress and egress therefrom. A tubular heat exchanger is formed in at least one section of the fence, includes an exterior surface adapted to absorb solar energy, and communicates with the water in the swimming pool. The number of heat exchanger fence sections can be varied in accordance with the climate in which the pool is located. A pump flows the water in the swimming pool through the heat exchanger fence sections during daylight hours, thereby simultaneously heating the water in the pool, and providing an attractive and protective safety barrier about the swimming pool.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6382116
Report Number(s):
US 4280477
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: Filed date 24 Jan 1980
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; SWIMMING POOLS; SOLAR WATER HEATING; DESIGN; HEAT EXCHANGERS; PIPES; PUMPS; SOLAR ABSORBERS; SOLAR WATER HEATERS; APPLIANCES; EQUIPMENT; HEATERS; HEATING; SOLAR EQUIPMENT; SOLAR HEATING; SURFACE WATERS; WATER HEATERS; WATER HEATING 140907* -- Solar Thermal Utilization-- Water Heating