So my black hose solar heating proof-of-concept model works, putting out 115 degree water. I’ll scale it up later.
But for now, let’s talk sealing. No, not the thing you look at and think of England. I’ve got a pool leak that won’t stop for nuthin.
This is a vinyl liner pool with a light niche. The niche - brass I think - has developed some holes in the side that I just can’t patch. I’ve put expanding foam behind it and then covered it with marine putty, epoxy, and all manner of sticky things but to no avail. I’ve put peel & stick plastic sheeting over it, then sprayed the edges with rubber, but no dice.
My latest and nearest to success is spray on rubber, similar to the thescreen door-in-a-boat stuffyou see after lawyer commercials during the day. You would think that spraying on a layer of anything would seal the tiny holes that still exist, but no.
I can’t tell you how much water has gone out of this damn thing in the last couple of years, but had it gone to Ethiopia instead of my water table, they’d have plenty of crops to eat.
My wife just asked “what would the Navy do?”, and so I entreat all current and former Naval personnel, as well as pool owners and sympmathizers: what the hell can I put on this metal surface to seal it up for good?
I just can’t bear another $600 water bill. I’ll have to start using my neighbor’s hose at night.