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    Liquid solar cover vs blue solar cover

    Any opinions on the best to keep pool warm. Also is liquid solar cover safe for children swimming in it.

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    Re: Liquid solar cover vs blue solar cover

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    Re: Liquid solar cover vs blue solar cover

    I was also wondering the same thing i did watch the video but I'm not too sure if it's really safe, I know they say it is but personally I wouldnt use it because in the end whats really in it to make it work? GWIM? just my opinion
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    Re: Liquid solar cover vs blue solar cover

    A solar blanket is your best bet. The liquid stuff won't stay even on the pool surface if there's any wind.
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    Re: Liquid solar cover vs blue solar cover

    + 1 with using a solar cover. You will get a little temp increase with a solar cover but they are best at retaining the water temp over night that you would lose to do evaporation.
    You get the most temp increase with the cover off providing its a sunny hot day with little to no wind.
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    Re: Liquid solar cover vs blue solar cover

    I find I can get my pool really warm by removing the cover and shutting the pump off and letting the sun beat down on the pool verses letting the cover on the pool. I just make sure I cover at night to retain that heat.
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    Re: Liquid solar cover vs blue solar cover

    Quote Originally Posted by Casey View Post
    I find I can get my pool really warm by removing the cover and shutting the pump off and letting the sun beat down on the pool verses letting the cover on the pool. I just make sure I cover at night to retain that heat.
    Very interesting. I will be trying this tomorrow. I just added my solar heater and currently use a solar cover. When just using the cover and having it covered all day I would only notice a slight temp increase at the very top of the pool.
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    Re: Liquid solar cover vs blue solar cover

    Quote Originally Posted by mrmacdad12 View Post
    Very interesting. I will be trying this tomorrow. I just added my solar heater and currently use a solar cover. When just using the cover and having it covered all day I would only notice a slight temp increase at the very top of the pool.
    Me too. The first 6 inches or so would be very warm, almost hot and the bottom would be ice cold. But I gained over 5 degrees thoroughly (not just a layer) when I shut my pump and filter off on a very sunny, 80 degree day and let the sun beat down on the pool, the whole way through and covered it at night. from 68 - 73 degrees and holding until the weather went south and I plummeted back into the mid 60's. I will be doing the same again as soon as it warms up.
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