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Thread: Debate!! Fact or Myth

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    Debate!! Fact or Myth

    If you have a solar cover on your pool, the sun will not eat as much chlorine as if your pool was uncovered?

    Having this debate, and I know you have the answer!

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    Re: Debate!! Fact or Myth

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    Re: Debate!! Fact or Myth

    Solar cover saves significantly on chlorine.
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    Re: Debate!! Fact or Myth

    Depends on the cover. Clear covers will not prevent as much UV extinction loss as a colored or opaque cover.
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    Re: Debate!! Fact or Myth

    Quote Originally Posted by mas985
    Depends on the cover. Clear covers will not prevent as much UV extinction loss as a colored or opaque cover.
    Yes....but even a clear cover will prevent loss compared to no cover.

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    Tucson area, AZ

    Re: Debate!! Fact or Myth

    Big savings on chlorine with a solar cover!
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    20 feet diameter, 4 feet deep
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    SouthWest Alabama

    Re: Debate!! Fact or Myth

    I use a clear cover and can't tell any difference in FC loss whether it's on or off. Absolutely no difference. It does make a big difference in heat retention.
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