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Thread: Adding warmth (solar, mesh safety, none)

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    Adding warmth (solar, mesh safety, none)

    Im sure this topic has been "covered" (ha ha) but I could not find anything.

    If water is 40, daytime temps are 60-70.

    What would facilitate warmth more.

    1. clear solar cover
    2. mesh safety cover
    3. uncovered for midday, solar at night
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    Re: Adding warmth (solar, mesh safety, none)

    Option #3. Solar covers work more like a lid on a pot, to keep heat in and slow down the rate of heat dissipation. They work really well when you use a heater to warm the water.

    If anything the mesh cover will work more as a shade on the pool and keep the water a little cooler.
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    Re: Adding warmth (solar, mesh safety, none)

    Likely option 3 is the best ... however, if you had a lot of wind or very low humidity, then keeping a clear cover on even during the day may be best as it lowers the loss to evaporation.
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    Re: Adding warmth (solar, mesh safety, none)

    We actually have next to no wind, we are surrounded by 26 acres of woods.

    Humidity is certainly low, but should be coming up.
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