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Thread: No-See-Ums screen effect on water temp

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    Panama City, FL

    No-See-Ums screen effect on water temp

    I will soon have a screen enclosure built for my inground pool. I live in the panhandle of Florida in Panama City. I have to decide what type of screen to use and I am considering the Phifer No-See-Ums 20x20 mesh for better insect protection. I've heard that screen enclosures block quite a bit of the sunlight and therefore cause the water temps to be cooler. If this is true I would think the tighter meshed No-See-Ums screen would cause even cooler temperatures (as opposed to the typical 18x14 mesh screen). I'm looking for input from owners that have the No-See-Ums screen or even the 18x14 screen. If anyone has experience with these types of enclosures I would appreciate any input in regards to how much they effect pool water temperature.

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    Sebring, Florida

    Re: No-See-Ums screen effect on water temp

    Enclosures definitely make water temps cooler. I cannot compare the individual ones to tell you how much they vary.
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    Cape Haze Peninsula, Florida

    Re: No-See-Ums screen effect on water temp

    I've had my pool cage for 9 months they are not completely 'sealed'. There are small gaps on the bottom between the aluminum rail and the pavers and the drain in the patio is a express lane for bugs to enter the caged area. Drain I'm talking about is on the right part of this picture. Runs to the other side.
    23.6x14 IG free form ~8K gallon, Pentair VS 3050 Intelliflo, GloBrite LED lighting w/IntelliBrite controller, Aztec Cobalt water tile. CLI Carolina Blue pebble finish, Bronze pool cage, 336 sqft Heliocol solar heating. Build Thread and landscaping Solar heating install

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