The Oasis all-copper pool and spa collector provides professional distributors and contractors with an alternative to conventional propylene plastic pool collectors. Unlike plastic pool collectors, the Oasis is unaffected over time by ultraviolet radiation. For best results, SunEarth recommends that the Oasis collector be used in conjunction with a stainless steel or titanium heat exchanger.
The White House pool and spa is heated by SunEarth Oasis all-copper pool collectors (see photo gallery below). The roof-integrated installion was conceived by Solar Design Associates of Harvard, MA.
|SunEarth Model Number||Gross Area (sq ft)||Dry Weight (lbs)||Fluid Capacity (US gal)||Design Flow (GPM)||ΔP at Design (psig)||Max Flow (GPM)||Max Pressure (psig)||Header Width (in)||Header Center to Center (in)|
|OP-32||30.18||33||1.3||3.2||0.018||12||160||45 1/4||93 3/4|
|OP-40||37.19||39||1.5||4.0||0.020||12||160||45 1/4||115 7/8|
|OP-48||45.33||48||1.7||4.8||0.022||12||160||45 1/4||142 5/8|
Pool collectors are typically rated by the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) in the same way that glazed collectors are rated by the SRCC under OG-100 guidelines. Because pool collectors such as the Oasis are un-insulated, the performance drops rapidly with increasing temperature difference as illustrated in the performance curve.
FSEC has developed daily collector output summaries for rated collectors operating at various temperatures. The daily irradiance used for these summaries is 1600 BTU/sq. ft - day, which is typical of a mildly cloudy day. Most pool collectors will operate in the 95 °F category.
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