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Thread: Putting a sun screen over part of the pool

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    Putting a sun screen over part of the pool

    I'm thinking of putting up some kind of shade or awning or sun screen over part of the pool. The water is fine now, but we are coming into the hottest part of the summer and I think it will get too warm. I would prefer cooler water. Also it would help avoid over exposure to the sun, and might cut down a little on chlorine use. Has anyone here done this? Any tips?
    36 x 18 oval pool, inground, plaster pool.
    27000 gallons
    1 hp pump. Sand filter
    Pool built in 1971.

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    Re: Putting a sun screen over part of the pool

    My husband and I want to do the same. He is going to put 4x4 12 ft high, 6 of them at 10 to 12 degree angle away from pool. He wants to get a mesh tarp to block like 72% of sun. He is going to make a pulley system to raise it. Wind should not be a factor as it is mesh.
    Our big goal is we have small stinging insects and wasps in the pool when the sun is out. We notice with any cloud cover, they are out of the pool!
    Thanks!!
    Endreaw
    live in Middle TN
    AG 24ft round pool (installed mid Aug 2011)
    Sand filter 2.0 hp 2 speed
    Using Perma Salt Ionizer with non chlorine shock or potassium monopersulfate
    Using Lamotte color q testing with liquid reagents and digital readout

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    Re: Putting a sun screen over part of the pool

    I looked on amazon. Here is a 6x15 mesh tarp that blocks 84% of UV for $37

    http://www.amazon.com/Coolaroo-Shade-Fa ... =mesh+tarp

    Please let me know if you find anything better.
    36 x 18 oval pool, inground, plaster pool.
    27000 gallons
    1 hp pump. Sand filter
    Pool built in 1971.

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    Re: Putting a sun screen over part of the pool

    http://www.canopiesandtarps.com/. Check this site out. You should have an easier time maybe with shade for your pool. Ours is an above ground so we have to be a bit more creative.
    Thanks!!
    Endreaw
    live in Middle TN
    AG 24ft round pool (installed mid Aug 2011)
    Sand filter 2.0 hp 2 speed
    Using Perma Salt Ionizer with non chlorine shock or potassium monopersulfate
    Using Lamotte color q testing with liquid reagents and digital readout

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    Re: Putting a sun screen over part of the pool

    I researched a lot about this... You can redneck engineer it and hope it holds up to the windload or you can spend 5 grand. I've chosen to do neither at this point, got a cantilever umbrella for some shade on steps for the little one.

    There are plenty of sights that will sell you a quality "tarp" for little money, but it's the post and cable where they get you...I put an email into one site asking about design of the structure I.e. wood posts, they responded that they wanted to consult over the phone, I'll figure out who it was and post back, worth a quick chat....
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    Re: Putting a sun screen over part of the pool

    Here was my email

    Hi,

    I have a newly constructed deck and patio that need shade. ?I've reviewed many of your pictures and one thing that I've noticed is the seriousness of the poles supporting these sails. ?In a nutshell I'd like to know what's the largest sail that can be supported by wood posts set in concrete and how big a post is needed. ?My deck and stairs measure 18'x12' and the patio is 15'x~20' but not all of it would have to be covered depending on the design of the sail. ?I could potentially get steel posts and if what's required is similar to "installing a basketball pole" do it myself, but if were talking steel poles that weight 100's of pounds and are buried 5' deep in a 1000 lbs. of concrete that would be another story.

    The other thing i've noticed is that the sails listed for sale are rather small, seems like they may be intended for DIY'ers, however i didn't see any pictures of the small ones, just the massive?commercial?deals and some super high end custom jobs so maybe I'm overestimating the structure requirements. ?Do people that have them in residential settings take them down during winter typically?

    Any info/advice would be appreciated,


    Response:Thank you for contacting Tenshon. *Iím sending your message over to Elle, one of our project managers. *Elle will be able to better answer your questions. *Thanks.

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    18'x43' Sport Pool
    19,000 Gallons Vinyl Liner 3'-3.5'-4'
    SWCG and D.E. Filter
    Test Kits - Pool Calculator - Chlorine/CYA Chart - Pool School

    Secret Weapon for Pool Chemistry Testing

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    Re: Putting a sun screen over part of the pool

    My husband is a millwright and will put posts around our ag pool. We know the mesh tarps will have to go up and down but we aren't about spending tons on it either.
    Thanks!!
    Endreaw
    live in Middle TN
    AG 24ft round pool (installed mid Aug 2011)
    Sand filter 2.0 hp 2 speed
    Using Perma Salt Ionizer with non chlorine shock or potassium monopersulfate
    Using Lamotte color q testing with liquid reagents and digital readout

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