Something for background information.
A swimming pool needs both heating and also electricity for pumping. To filter the water etc.
This is not something that is particularly time dependent. Has to be for x hours a day, no more than that.
Sounds like something that a solar panel would be useful for. And, possibly, just a small one. There’s enough insolation in a day to pump the water through the filters and heat it as well. On a, you know, just think out loud basis.
My assumption is that it could also be pretty small, that panel. Thus pretty cheap. Because one is not trying to produce enough to run an oven, just a pump and heater.
Now, as you all know, I know fuck all about this sort of thing. So, looking to be corrected here.
The other thing I misunderstand about this sort of stuff is that solar produces DC. You need an inverter to get AC. Inverters, these days, are the exdpensive bit of a solar system.
Hmm. So, do DC pumps and heaters exist for swimming pools? Can one whack up a cheap solar panel, gain filtration and heating, with a dedicated, small and cheap system? That isn’t connected to anything else etc?
Or is this me – as usual when talking machines – being stupid?