I bought a house in Las Vegas and have been messing around with the Solar System on the pool. It was off all winter, water temp got down to 45 degrees in January. I have been running the panel for a few weeks now. Our temp outside has been 70+ mostly. The pool temp seems to get up to about 70 during the day and goes down to 60 at night.
I have a dedicated cleaner valve, and 1 valve for skimmer and main drain. I usually have the skimmer/main drain value in the middle so both run. The cleaner is usually on too. What I am confused about is where the panels are pulling the water from. Does it pull from all 3? or would it be best to turn off cleaner and close skimmer, so all water comes from the bottom main drain?
I have been reading about Solar systems on here and it seems I need the solar blanket to stop the loss at night, but fro the numbers above does it seem that the panels are working properly? They blow out air when it first turns on and everything I just though my temp would rise faster than this.
Pool is 12,000 IG, Hayward system