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How many BTUs are in a gallon of gasoline?

116,090 Btus

How many gallons is 40000 Btu?

With an environmentally friendly 40,000 BTU Low NOx gas burner, this model delivers 67 gallons of hot water in the first hour. It features an electronic gas valve that provides precise temperature control for optimum hot water delivery without the need for an external power source.

How much heat does a gallon of gas produce?

Some common heating fuels and their energy content

Energy Source Unit Energy Content (Btu)
Gasoline 1 Gallon 124000
Natural Gas 1 Cubic Foot (cu.ft.) 950 – 1150
Heating Oil 1 Gallon 139000
Kerosene 1 Gallon 135000

How many BTUs does it take to heat 1 gallon of water?

8.33 BTU

How many BTUs does it take to raise air 1 degree?

It takes 0.24 BTU of heat to change the temperature of one pound of air by one degree F.

How long does it take to heat a 10 000 gallon pool?

To heat, an average pool (10-12K Gallon) with no solar cover typically takes 8-14 hours. By adding a solar blanket to your pool during heating you will greatly increase the efficiency of the heating process and keep evaporative heat loss to a minimum.

What is a comfortable temperature for a pool?

78 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit

What is the black hose trick?

Use the Black Hose Trick Purchase a black garden hose. Unravel the hose and connect it to the water tap outside your house. Then run the hose to a spot that gets direct sunlight, and wrap the house in coil formation in the direct sunlight. Run the remaining hose into the pool.

How long does it take a pool to warm up naturally?

8 to 12 hours

Does putting black garbage bags heat pool?

You know those black trash bags? They can hold heat too. Fix one up to a hula hoop and if you want, cut one side of a pool noodle to add buoyancy and you’ve got yourself a super cheap pool heater.

Is 75 degree water too cold for swimming?

Lap swimming for exercise Most lap swimmers like the water temperature to be somewhere between 75-80 degrees. Being active by swimming laps will cause the body to heat up fairly quickly.

How long does it take for a pool to warm up with a solar cover?

Directly convert solar radiation into usable heat: In an in-ground pool, a cover can increase the water temperature by 5 degrees F for each 12 hours of coverage.

Are pool solar covers worth it?

Conclusion: Solar Covers do really work! Both to retain heat and reduce humidity, and when used on outdoor pools, they also add heat to the pool (Liquid Solar does not add heat). There’s no apparent shortcut, the larger, bulkier solar pool covers just do a better job!

Can you leave a pool cover on all the time?

The longer you leave your pool cover on, the more likely it is to tear and rip. The elements put stress on your pool cover which can then lead to damage. Additionally, debris and animals can cause rips and tears too. Be sure to take good care of your pool cover to keep your water clean and clear.

Do solar pool covers go bubbles up or down?

You should put the bubbles down. The bubbles need to face the water and the smoother side faces up. Solar covers work by trapping heat that would otherwise be lost. The pockets of air created between the cover and the surface of the water heat up, trapping heated air next to the water to keep your pool warm.

Should you keep solar cover during day?

Ideally, you’ll put your solar blanket on whenever the pool is not in use. Daytime is the best time for it to heat up your water, of course, since it relies on the sun. However, keeping it on through the night prevents water and heat loss via evaporation.

Does a pool cover warm the water?

When the water in your pool evaporates, it carries with it the heat, consequently cooling down your pool. As such, covering your pool will help to warm the water up.

Which side of a pool cover goes down?

black side

Does water go through a winter pool cover?

Over the winter, the weight of the snow and ice push down on the cover, which can cause the cover to displace some of the pool water. The displaced water spills out harmlessly onto the deck, unbeknownst to the pool owners. When the cover is removed, less water will be found remaining in the pool.

Can I run a pool filter with the cover on?

When You Can Run Your Pool Pump With A Solar Cover On You can put back the solar cover after shocking the pool but ensure the chemicals are gone from the water. If your pool is cloudy, then keep the pump running for 24 hours to clear the water.

How does a pool solar cover work?

Solar covers work to raise the temperature by the pool up to 12 degrees because the tiny air pockets capture heat from the sun and transfer it to the pool water while also acting as insulators to prevent heat from escaping off of the surface of the water.

Is it better to keep a pool covered or uncovered?

Covering a pool when it is not in use is the single most effective means of reducing pool heating costs. Savings of 50%–70% are possible. Pool covers on indoor pools not only can reduce evaporation but also the need to ventilate indoor air and replace it with unconditioned outdoor air.

Should filter be running when shocking pool?

Run the filtration system While shocking your pool will help kill any germs any algae, it won’t actually get rid of them; for that, you need your filter. So be sure to run your pool filter for at least 24 hours.

Can you leave a pool pump on overnight?

It may be cheaper to run the pump at night, but honestly you should run it 1 hour a day per 10 degrees of temperature at least, and it should be during the day. Running the pump at night should only be when you are doing a major chemical treatment such as algae clean-up.

Does pool pump use a lot of electricity?

How Much Energy do Pool Pumps Use? It depends on how big your pump is, and how energy efficient it is. Larger horsepower pumps draw more amperage (which is what you really pay for), and thus more Kilowatt hours (kWh). That’s around 24 kWh per day, or around 720 kWh per month, just running only 10 hors per day.

How many hours a day should a pool pump run?

8 hours

Can a pool pump run continuously?

There is no need to run a pool pump continuously for 24 hours a day, with a few exceptions. It is normally recommended that your pool pump should run long enough to pump the entire volume of water in a pool each day. In practice, this generally means around 8 hour each day.

Is it better to run a pool pump at night or day?

It’s always best to run the pool pump during the hottest times of the day. The sun is one of the causes of chlorine depletion in your pool. If you run your pump during the night, then the sun has all day to attack the chlorine that’s standing still in your pool. That can cause algae fast!

Is it OK to run your pool pump 24 hours a day?

Ideally, you should run your pump for 24 hours a day, but we know that’s unrealistic (and pricey), so let’s look for an answer that keeps your pool clean and your wallet full. Generally running your pool pump for 12-hours a day is a good option. For a residential pool the water should turn over at least once per day.

Is it bad to run your pool pump 24 hours a day?

To conclude, running your pool pump for 24 hours is not a bad thing. It is actually ideal to do so. But since it can significantly increase pool maintenance cost, we suggest only running your pump for 12 hours or less, depending on the size of your pool and your pump’s efficiency.