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    Thermal blanket

    Hi All,new to this forum.

    I am adding a heater to my pool but my township is giving me hard time for the permit. They requite a thermal blanket (which is fine) and the spec sheet showing the R-value of the blanket.

    My pool company has a blanket but it has no spec sheet. They asked the manufacturer and they don't have those specs. I have called/googled around and found lots of covers but without spec sheets.

    Only covers I have found with spec sheets are from Australia, New Zealand, UK, but they don't ship to the US

    Can somebody please help me on this?

    Does anyone have come across the same issue before? Does anyone has a solar cover with a spec sheet available in the US?

    I am really desperate and almost giving up on my heater.


    Thanks!!!

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    Re: Thermal blanket

    Welcome to TFP, stay around and have fun

    Just go back to them and get the company they are using for the covers and you can get the one they recommend.. if they do not have an example then how can they "require" you to get something they do not have.

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    Re: Thermal blanket

    Right, ask the city for a list of approved cover suppliers and an example of an approved cover.
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    Re: Thermal blanket

    What? I have never heard of a city requiring a homeowner to get a thermal blanket for the pool. Have you seen the statute or whatever for this requirement?
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    Re: Thermal blanket

    Quote Originally Posted by pooldv View Post
    Right, ask the city for a list of approved cover suppliers and an example of an approved cover.
    Thank you both for your replies.

    This is exactly what I asked them when they told me that other pool companies have submitted the information that they require. Just give me the name of the cover (with the spec sheet) and I will buy it.

    The answer was: It is against the law. It is confidential information and we cannot provide the list.

    Let me tell you. This is the most difficult township (Berkeley Heights, NJ) that I ever had to deal with.

    At the time of the permit request for building the pool, they asked me to choose between the pool and the driveway because of lot coverage....

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    Re: Thermal blanket

    Did you ever get this resolved, I'm looking for a thermal blanket because I have a heater and a lot of trees so solar isn't helping much and I want to maximize heat retention at night.

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    Re: Thermal blanket

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Wettengl View Post
    Did you ever get this resolved, I'm looking for a thermal blanket because I have a heater and a lot of trees so solar isn't helping much and I want to maximize heat retention at night.
    Yes, the township eventually gave up, maybe after I talked to the Mayor!

    I have not been using the blanket after the inspection; I am not sure helps much given the hassle to put it in and take it out each time the heater is on

    Thanks

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    Re: Thermal blanket

    Have you ever thought about liquid solar blanket? I have a Flexible Solutions HS115 Automatic metering system dispensing Flexible Solutions Heatsavr Solar pool cover. The company is from Alberta, CA and ships to Phoenix.........All year around I need to maintain the pool at 87 degrees, so during winter it really helps overnight heat loss.

    Heatsavr the original liquid solar pool cover
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