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    Best color to paint LQ?

    I wanna paint my LQ to keep it sun protected. Would dark color make it too hot in the tank? And would light color still allow sun to penetrate?

    Pool: IG 22k- 16x32 clipped corners- vinyl liner, w/ a great board. Built in 3/99, new to me 2/2011.
    Equip: Hayward 3600 DE filter, Hayward CL-200 Chlorinator (empty since 7/5/2013).
    K-2006 Test kit with Speedstir
    Located in Cincinnati, OH. TFP lurker since 9/2011, BBB interested since 5/2012 and converted 7/2013.

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    Re: Best color to paint LQ?

    I painted mine white with Rustoleum paint for plastics. White color reflects all light. I left a stripe open at the top of the fill area and a stripe on all sides so I can estimate how many gallons of chlorine are in the tank. (I added lines after adding 1 gal of water 8 times and marking the top level).
    11,000 Gal Trilogy "Utopia" Fiberglass Pool, 1HP Jandy Pump, Jandy CS200 Cartridge Filter, Raypak 199k BTU Heater, Liquidator, CMP Off-Line Chlorinator. Cleaners: Polaris 360, Blue Diamond, Poolvernuegen Pressure

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