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Thread: Solar cover

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    May 2015
    Central PA

    Solar cover

    I'm thinking of using a pool cover to help with temp and water loss. Does it help with evaporation? Can I run the filter with the cover on? Any algae concerns?
    ABG 24' Filter Cartridge 13,600 Gallons

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    Apr 2011
    Lakeland, FL

    Re: Solar cover

    Yes, if the pool cover is solid/not mesh. Most of the cooling occurs at night due to evaporate cooling. Yes you can run the filter with the cover on, aim jets downwards. (No skimming action will result). Maintain the correct CYA/FC ratio to avoid algae concerns.
    17K Kidney Shaped Pool Concrete (Diamond Bright) Pool, 3/4 hp 2 speed 115V Sta-rite Duraglas PEA5D-180L/P2R5D-181L (Impeller C105-92PS Diffuser C1-216P), 1.5 piping, Pentair CC100 Filter , Heat Siphon 100K BTU Heat Pump Pool Heater, Flow meter Blue White Flowmeter Model No. F-30150P, Hayward Astrolight SP0581N, SWCG CalimarTitanium Edition TE45 , Dolphin Nautilus Plus with CleverClean, Lakeland Florida

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