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Thread: Wet Edge Satin Matrix Midnight Sea - Heat Benefits?

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    Wet Edge Satin Matrix Midnight Sea - Heat Benefits?

    Hi, I am having a hard time picking a Wet Edge pool finish. I can barely settle on paint for the walls or where to nail a picture hanger. So picking a finish that will hopefully last 20+ years is torture. I need your encouragement that we're making the right decision
    The main reason I like Midnight Sea is b/c of the heat benefits of a darker finish pool. We'll probably never get a gas pool heater installed (we have an electric heat pump now). We have a solar cover and keep the heat pump set to 76. During the mid summer, we don't often see it going below 76 - usually, it hovers around 82/83. So an increase in temp is welcomed.
    We have an earthy/natural feel around the pool due to the rock wall, waterfall, trees/mulch. so I thought a lagoon pool would be OK, but our biggest concern is that the pool is only in sunlight from around 9:30am to 3:30pm.
    I need some encouragement to go with the midnight sea. Anyone absolutely love it on their pool? Have you noticed an increase in heat from it?

    http://www.troublefreepool.com/attac...1&d=1275403984

    Guessing we'll never see this type of blue again with the Midnight Sea finish
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    Re: Wet Edge Satin Matrix Midnight Sea - Heat Benefits?

    I would not think that the dark color would have much of an effect on the heating of the pool. Especially if you have a cover on it.
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    Re: Wet Edge Satin Matrix Midnight Sea - Heat Benefits?

    Thanks Jason - oddly enough, the Wet Edge video on dark finishes actually talks about the heating aspect in a negative light (i.e. it might feel like bath water in TX), and our PB recommended the same. Hopefully other folks will chime in.
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    Re: Wet Edge Satin Matrix Midnight Sea - Heat Benefits?

    Actually a friend had a black pool and it did get much warmer than my white plaster did. Just seems like the cover would reduce that effects.
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    Re: Wet Edge Satin Matrix Midnight Sea - Heat Benefits?

    We are happy with our black pebblesheen. Our pool gets some shade almost all day. I don't know how much warmer a dark bottom makes a pool but it isn't too much for us. We have 5 solar panels and are adding a small heat pump this spring to augment the solar panel heat in spring and fall. We often run the solar panels in summer months to maintain heat after cool fronts, rain, windy days. We rarely have to use the solar panels at night to cool the pool in August.
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    Re: Wet Edge Satin Matrix Midnight Sea - Heat Benefits?

    Thanks everyone . We drained the pool and they started to chip away at the tile line. I finally saw the original gray plaster of the pool and it was much darker than I ever thought so I feel more comfortable about our decision. Thanks!
    25,000 gallon gunite pool with waterfall (built 2000 - owner as of 2009), Aerotemp / Aquacal heat pump AT12000-A, Hayward DE4800 Filter, AOS UST1202 Motor, Hydro-King T104P201 Timer, Meyco pool cover, Pentair Model 320 Auto Chlorine Feeder. Located in Massachusetts.

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