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    Getting the pool water to stay warm. U

    I have a 15x48 index pool and been keeping the cover off it lately and letting the water get warmed up by the sun and it usually only gets warm when the days are humid. I'm in nc and the weather temps have been in upper 80s and yesterday it was 100 and the water was warmer. Today it's 80 and water is cool again but not as cold as it has been and not sure when it will be 100 again. Probably July. So I'm wondering if putting the pool cover on will keep the water warmer? It's not a solar cover. Just a black intex cover that came with the pool. Thanks for advice in advance.

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    Re: Getting the pool water to stay warm. U

    A cover will help. When you lose water by evaporation, it also cools the pool.(C'mon - didn't you have "swamp coolers" when you grew up?) Wind causes a lot of evaporation. Covering it slows evaporation.
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    Re: Getting the pool water to stay warm. U

    Ok thanks. Never heard of swamp coolers lol.

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    Re: Getting the pool water to stay warm. U

    Quote Originally Posted by kristyj077
    Ok thanks. Never heard of swamp coolers lol.
    Kids these days....
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    Re: Getting the pool water to stay warm. U

    Swamp coolers don't work to well in humid climates. I'd heard of them but never dealt with them until going to in-laws family in CO. They work well in dry climates.
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    Re: Getting the pool water to stay warm. U

    Swamp Coolers, sounds like a new A&E show. They are all over in New Mexico.
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