I've got a kid's birthday party coming up in two weeks and I've failed the last two years to get the pool warm enough (per my wife's specs, not mine!) with our heat pump running 2-3 days in advance. I see the $100 roll in HD every time I'm there grabbing acid, but have never wanted to go down that path particularly because of safety concerns, the odd shaped of my pool and the rather consistant 10+ mph winds we get throughout Spring.
I've got an Aquacal Heatwave IceBreaker heat pump. I'm assuming the combined heat pump+ blanket is far superior to heat pump alone, correct?
I've got maybe 3 straight lines on my pool, so I'm never going to get much more than 80% coverage I think. Still effective?
Ive got water flowing out of the spa and kiddie pool into the main pool. I think I'd need a cover for all 3, and the main pool will have to have cutouts for the water falling in from the other two, correct?
Are these things just going to blow out as quickly as I can put them in? Tricks to keeping them in?
Any chemical impact to be aware of? Ie, more/less chlorine use, etc?
We're in central Texas so I wont need this but a few times a year, I believe. These seem fairly cheap all things considered. Good enough,or do I really need to spend more on a higher quality product?
Thanks in advance for your advice and help here!