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Thread: How to keep the heat in the pool. Trying to get an extra week or two of swimming.

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    How to keep the heat in the pool. Trying to get an extra week or two of swimming.

    How to keep the heat in the pool. Trying to get an extra week or two of swimming.
    What is the best way to retain / add heat to my pool. I have a blue solar cover.

    Keep covered unless using pool?
    Does the pool heat up more when ambient temp is above pool temp with cover on or off?
    keep pump on low 24 hrs per day or run high speed part of the day?
    If later which part of the day?
    24' AG Round 12,700 Gallon ( w/ 45" level) Vinyl Liner
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    Walkertown NC ( North Central NC 30 miles from Greensboro, NC)
    Pool gets 6-7 hours of sun on a sunny day

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    Re: How to keep the heat in the pool. Trying to get an extra week or two of swimming

    I would suggest keeping the cover on at all times unless you are swimming and only run the pump when the sun is shining on the pool. Running the pump at night/cooler parts of the day will increase your heat loss.
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    Re: How to keep the heat in the pool. Trying to get an extra week or two of swimming

    I too have a blue cover and it seems I get a little more heat with the blanket off when the pool is in direct sun as long as there is no wind. We have a dark surface that may help a bit too. When this cover dies I plan on getting a clear one.
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    Re: How to keep the heat in the pool. Trying to get an extra week or two of swimming

    Thanks guys
    24' AG Round 12,700 Gallon ( w/ 45" level) Vinyl Liner
    Pentair Sand Dollar SD-40 Sand Filter w/ 1.5 HP 2 Speed Pump
    Taylor K-2006 Test Kit
    Walkertown NC ( North Central NC 30 miles from Greensboro, NC)
    Pool gets 6-7 hours of sun on a sunny day

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