We have a 16x32 Ultra Frame Pool (salt water)....it's the coldest darn thing ever! The only times we don't hear complaints was during our last 10 days of 100 degree temps. Mind you the 10 year olds don't care but the high schoolers (and older ) tend to float and get out.
There is refreshing but WOW! I like my pool a bit warmer. Monday I bought a thermoter and at 6 pm it was 84 degrees. We've been in the upper 90s/low 100s and it had been in full sun from 9 am - 7 pm and we'd not put any fill water in that week (we lose about two inches a week due to high wind and evaporation). At 7 a tree starts to shade 1/3 of it until sun down - note the sparklie water reflecting on the side of the pool - thank you troublefree pool!!!
We are toying with the idea of investing in a solar blanket next year (and thus building some sort of reel so that the boys can remove it themselves) and I've a few questions.
We have the over the side skimmer that floats in the pool. Also, I run the filter and SWG overnight.
- Do they really help?
- How does the solar cover stay on the pool with the pump running? Is the pump supposed to be off?
- If the pump is on do you have to do something so that the skimmer doesn't get covered?
- How do they behave in HIGH wind locations - because our pool is in ULTRA high wind area (we have cord in two corners of the pool to tie up the floats so they don't go sailing off into the next county.
Any other information on your solar cover expierence would be great! Thanks everyone!