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    solar blanket?

    pool temp is now 71 after "IRENE".

    Is there any good solar blanket (that lay on top of water)?

    Or, solar fish or something like it?

    Hoping to increase pool temp to 75 or so. Temps have been in the lower 80's and sunny, just a little chilling in the mornings.

    Thanks,
    Frank
    20 x 54 Sharkline Oceanic
    1 1/2 hp White River
    22" Sparco Hi-Rate Sand Filter
    Nature 2 Sanitizer

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    ivyleager's Avatar
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    Re: solar blanket?

    Tons of good solar blankets. I've used the "blue" covers before. Mine last only about 2 seasons, then they start leaving blue bits of debris in the pool. They raise pool temps nicely.
    CaryB
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    Re: solar blanket?

    I like the clear covers with bubbles. They transfer more heat than covers with color in them and will usually bring the temp up a few degrees on a sunny day. They keep you from losing the heat at night also.
    Screen enclosed 17K gal 16x30 IG with Diamond Brite finish, elevated 4 jet spa with spill over, Twin dolphin fountain, Hayward Ecostar pump[ Pentair intelliflo VS, Filter Sta rite Posi-Flo PTM 100, Aqua Cal heat pump, Tiger Shark QC robotic cleaner.
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    Re: solar blanket?

    Thank you for the help.

    Stupid question, they will not getting sucked in the skimmer while pump is running, correct?
    20 x 54 Sharkline Oceanic
    1 1/2 hp White River
    22" Sparco Hi-Rate Sand Filter
    Nature 2 Sanitizer

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    Re: solar blanket?

    The skimmer doesn't pull on mine at all. I just installed the Whirlwind aluminum real with a clear solar cover. Was hesitant about installing the reel, but its working our very well. I don't see how anyone could really deal with a cover without the reel.
    24' dia. 52" Tall Costa Del Sol Plastic Resin by Trendium Pool Products
    250lb sand filter with 1.5 HP pump
    13,530 gallons

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    Re: solar blanket?

    I had great luck with the 16mil diamond clear this year, I live up north so temps are all over the place, it's a little heavy but the pool never fell below 80 even when we had weeks in the 70s and nights in the 50s.
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    Re: solar blanket?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gravel7
    I don't see how anyone could really deal with a cover without the reel.

    Like this: http://www.ellerbach.com/Pool/Solarcover/
    AnnaK

    12,500 gal AGP, Hayward sand filter, Pentair 2-speed pump, timer.
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