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How to extend your swimming pool season by installing a solar pool heater.
HANDY ANDY May 1978 (v.2#8) pg. 84

Build a solar pool heating system from plastic pipe. Est. cost: $50.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #520 Sep 1971 (v.67) pg. 98

The facts on pool heaters. Tips on selecting and installing a pool heater.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #556 Sep 1974 (v.70) pg. 86

Description of the installation of a commercial solar heating system for a swimming pool. Tips on installation and costs.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #591 Aug 1977 (v.73) pg. 68

Facts about solar pool heaters.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #611 Apr 1979 (v.75) pg. 66

Description of a heating system where a swimming pool enclosure is used to heat both the pool water and the attached house.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #79 Jan-Feb 1983 pg. 130

Solarized swimming. Basic information about active and passive systems for heating swimming pool water by means of sunlight.
NEW SHELTER Apr 1982 (v.3#4) pg. 66

Build this simple solar collector to heat swimming pool water.
NEW SHELTER Jul-Aug 1984 (v.5#6) pg. 14

Use the sun to heat your swimming pool. A look at solar pool covers, active solar pool heaters, metal vs. plastic collectors, and guidelines on how to determine if you should install a solar pool heating system yourself.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1979 (v.151#5) pg. 136

Tip: Use a large coil of black plastic hose to solar-heat swimming pool water.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1981 (v.156#2) pg. 132

Patio roof doubles as a solar water heater to heat a swimming pool's water. Simple unit supplies over 51,000 BTU/hour. Est. cost: $60.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1975 (v.207#3) pg. 114

Solar swimming pool heater sits on top of a pole to allow easy adjustment to seasonal changes in sun's location. Est. cost: $100.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1976 (v.208#6) pg. 128

Rooftop mounted, motor-driven focusing collectors follow the sun to provide low-cost heat and hot water for a New Hampshire home. Closed system uses a mixture of water and antifreeze. Heat is then used to warm an exchanger. Average savings have been 200 kwh per month. During summer, the unit heats swimming pool water to 82-degrees. The reflectors are made from aluminum flashing.
POPULAR SCIENCE Dec 1976 (v.209#6) pg. 60

Dual-use solar swimming pool heater. The building holding the solar panels also serves as a storage shed and the back wall serves as part of an outdoor handball court.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1977 (v.210#4) pg. 110
Added Info POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1977 (v.211#3) pg. 156

A look at a homebuilt solar swimming pool heater that can also be used to help heat the house during the winter. Collector is built into roof of patio.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1977 (v.211#2) pg. 53

Oversized condensing coil attached to a house air conditioning system is cooled by passing swimming pool water over the coil. In this way, the pool water is heated as the house is cooled. Est. cost: $150.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1978 (v.212#5) pg. 24

Lean-to roof covers part of an outdoor swimming pool. It is covered with Filon panels and serves as a passive solar collector during cool weather.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1983 (v.39#4) pg. 36

Home built solar collector heats 17x35-ft. swimming pool. Est. cost: $550.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1985 (v.41#3) pg. 55
Added Info WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1985 (v.41#5) pg. 63