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    Solar Cover

    Does anyone have experience with using a solar cover during the day to minimize the loss of FC?
    Ray Boutwell, Wichita Falls, TX
    8,500 gallon IG, pebble pool, 425 gallon IG spa (no heater yet)
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    Re: Solar Cover

    Hi Ray- yes in my experience they work a treat when your trying to minimise your FC loss especially in the middle of summer. They definitely make a big difference.
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    Re: Solar Cover

    The darker the color and the thicker the ml, definitely. Can almost eliminate it.
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    Re: Solar Cover

    I have also noticed my CC tick up a bit when I am diligently using the cover. never more than .5, but without the cover I almost never have any. I think the sunlight gets more of a chance to burn it off without the cover.
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    Re: Solar Cover

    Thanks!
    Ray Boutwell, Wichita Falls, TX
    8,500 gallon IG, pebble pool, 425 gallon IG spa (no heater yet)
    Hayward Variable speed pump (2)
    sand filter for pool, cartridge filter for spa
    Taylor 2006c

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    Re: Solar Cover

    I'd think that using a cover in TX during the summer, during the day, would produce uncomfortably hot water for swimming. An algae-free pool with a CYA level of 60-70 in TX would not use an terribly high level of FC daily. I'd be interested in looking at the bigger picture - though I see you also have a thread about CYA going. Often helps to keep the conversations in one thread because many times things are inter-related, even if they don't seem so at first.
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