Can my Solar heater piping go underground?

skeeter_caMarch 14, 2013

I'm going to be installing solar heater panels for my pool soon. I have been thinking about a few problems i have and can't decide what to do. The best place to put my panels where they won't be shaded half the day, will be about 100' away and about 5' higher from the pump which is an Intelliflo. The pool uses 1 1/2" piping and i am going to use 2" piping to and from the solar panels to reduce friction loss. It goes directly across a driveway but i could close that driveway and reroute around it if need be. If i place the pipe underground would i have much thermal loss and/or how could i insulate it being buried.


Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
How to film pool build timelapse?
I've been lurking for months & finally ready to...
Wendy Baldwin
Obsessing over pool finishes
Hello all, I am looking for any and all advice on pool...
My pebble sheen finish is so uneven...
Our pebble sheen finish was completed on January 1st...
Susan Scearce
I would really like to know what kinds of materials...
Atlantis pool and spa (Magnolia Tx) anyone have any feedback?
Searching for a pool builder and looks like Atlantis...
Sponsored Products
Armen Living Leather Swivel Club Chair - Cream - LC247ARSWCR
$396.00 | Hayneedle
KOHLER Jetted Bathtubs Underscore 5 ft. Air Bath Tub in Mexican Sand
Home Depot
Cosby Leather Sofa - Brighton Sunset Orange
Joybird Furniture
Vareen Antique 70 x 16-Inch Lined Scallop Valance
$21.95 | Bellacor
Contemporary Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug: Home Dynamix Rugs Dynasty Beige 7 ft. 9
Home Depot
Four-Way Vase
Design Within Reach
Pera Bronze One-Light Incandescent 120v Mini Pendant with Dome Canopy, Cable, an
$301.50 | Bellacor
Sunny Safari Outdoor Bench
$89.99 | zulily
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™