Pond Loop Silt-in ?
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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2005
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    Oklahoma
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    Hmm

    Hi,

    I'm in south-central Oklahoma and would really like to put a geothermal system in. I've been working with a fellow that seems sharp - but, it's a lot of money and I don't want to say yes until I'm really pretty comfortable.

    Anyway, I have a small 1/2 acre pond in my back yard. We're considering a pond loop. The question is, how will silting-in effect the functioning of the loop? Here, silting-in is'nt a question of if but when.

    Anyone have any experience with this?

    Thank you.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
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    Grottoes VA
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    You should be fine if you size the loop for a ground loop instead of a pond loop. Water transfers heat faster than earth, if the loop gets covered with earth, tranfer will be slow. So size it now for the future.
    Karst means cave. So, I search for caves.

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