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    For those with an auto cover.

    Hey guys, is a heater necessary with an auto cover?? I live in Long Island NY, I'm about to go forward with my pool builder just curious if I can save a few grand and skip the heater if go auto cover??

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    Re: For those with an auto cover.

    It depends on your goals. I have both a heater and an auto-cover. The auto-cover won't really extend your swim season, but it will help retain heat overnight.

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    Re: For those with an auto cover.

    Get the heater + auto cover
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    Heater Raypak 2100 400k btu cupro-nickel exchanger
    Auto pool cover, Polaris 280 auto pool cleaner, Jandy AqualinkRS8 Remote Control System

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    Re: For those with an auto cover.

    My pool warms up faster when the auto-cover is opened during the day to catch the sun's rays. Closing it at night helps preserve the temp a bit, as the nighttime air temp isn't blowing across the water.
    My Amazon Smile for November12K Fiberglass IG, Infinity 4000 automatic cover, SWCG, Hayward Sand Filter, Hayward 1.5 Pump, Doheny Discovery Robot, Savi Melody LED pool lights, outdoor speakers and other assorted doo-dads. Sundance Altamar Hot Tub.
    Our pool build--> Our Pool Solved Our Sloping Yard Skippy's Cheap Pool Cooler -->Skippy's New Fountain

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    Re: For those with an auto cover.

    Thanks to listening to my salesman at Swim King Pools Rocky Point N Y, i invested the money for both heat pump and auto cover. They have extend m swimming with my grand sons in 80 degrees from April thru October. We closed last year on October 20 opened this year on April 14. I am grateful I did them both. Pool water remains clean and warm. On colder nights the temp will drop less than half of what it would without cover. Once temps are 60 and above it is easy to get heated. I look at my pool outlays as investments in my family happiness, not as expenses. Serenity now. Go for both!
    14,800gal S W Concrete Vinyl, Pentair IntellifLo VS, Pentair FNS 48 DE, AquaCal Auto Pilot,
    AquaCal SQ166R Heat Pump, Cover Pools Auto Cover. installed new in March 2016

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    Re: For those with an auto cover.

    Quote Originally Posted by FourMoons43 View Post
    Thanks to listening to my salesman at Swim King Pools Rocky Point N Y, i invested the money for both heat pump and auto cover. <clip> I look at my pool outlays as investments in my family happiness, not as expenses. Serenity now. Go for both!
    What a lovely generous attitude Your family is very lucky.

    Maddie
    My Amazon Smile for November12K Fiberglass IG, Infinity 4000 automatic cover, SWCG, Hayward Sand Filter, Hayward 1.5 Pump, Doheny Discovery Robot, Savi Melody LED pool lights, outdoor speakers and other assorted doo-dads. Sundance Altamar Hot Tub.
    Our pool build--> Our Pool Solved Our Sloping Yard Skippy's Cheap Pool Cooler -->Skippy's New Fountain

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    Re: For those with an auto cover.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bski224 View Post
    Hey guys, is a heater necessary with an auto cover?? I live in Long Island NY, I'm about to go forward with my pool builder just curious if I can save a few grand and skip the heater if go auto cover??
    We went with both on our Kansas pool, and love them... autocover keeps the critters out, protects on windy days, and helps preserve some heat... heater lets us keep the pool a therapeutic 93 degrees through spring and during fall... love it!


    Pool Build/install 2014-2015, Filled 7/4/2015, appr. 38.5Kgal, IG Plaster/Pebble, JANDY sand filter, 2 JANDY ProSeries variable speed e-pumps (accessories/main); TF-100 Test Kit, JANDY AquaPur SWG PLC-1400, JANDY auto-fill, Rheem Heater, 3 Bubblers on tanning ledge, 6 laminars, 2 sheer descents, Dolphin

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    Re: For those with an auto cover.

    Our pool went in last May and we used the heater to get it up to temp, but rarely had to fire it throughout the summer. Used it from mid September until we closed the pool mid October. We opened this year almost a month ago and are still using the heater on days when we want to swim. The cover is amazing at retaining heat. The kids also love it when we leave the cover on on a hot day and swim in the evening. Reeling back the cover to feel the top foot of water at hot tub temperature then sinking down into the cooler (but still warm) deep end is refreshing. We bought the cover more for safety, but the lower chemical usage and heat retention are big bonuses. A heater for a WI pool is almost a must have either way.
    16 x 33 IG Fiberglass Viking Lakeshore (14500 gal.), Hayward Ecostar VSP, Hayward H250FDN NG Heater, Hayward C7030 cartridge filter, Omnilogic, T-15 SWG, Coverstar Autocover, Dolphin Oasis Z5, TF-100 Test Kit.

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