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    Liquid solar??

    Anyone have any experience with these liquid solar products? They claim to help hold the heat in without the use of a pool cover. I am VERY SKEPTICAL to say the least but I am curious if anyone has ever used them and what they think of them....
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    Re: Liquid solar??

    They work on the principle of increasing surface tension so water doesn't evaporate as readily. Most of heat loss in a pool is due to evaporation. So they do help but it's hard to quantify how much.
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    Re: Liquid solar??

    I tried it for a week or so a few years ago. No measurable improvement. Installed solar panels. Those help a lot!
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    Re: Liquid solar??

    Many threads discuss these products. Basically any breeze and it does not seem to work well.
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    Re: Liquid solar??

    That's right, I forgot about the wind blowing it all to one side of the pool.
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    Re: Liquid solar??

    It's supposed to spread across the pool just one molecule thick. I found it also ruined the seals on my electronic thermometers, so I couldn't really tell if it was working. I became concerned for what it might be doing to other equipment. I sure wouldn't recommend it. A solar cover works much better.
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