This has been a very cool summer for the midwest. Usually we get a few weeks of upper 90s, and even 100s. This year we have had a few sporadic days spread out in the low 90s and most of them have been in the mid 80s. Anyhow we have a solar cover, but it doesn't seem to do much, maybe I am wrong but are they suppose to help trap heat in the pool, or produce heat from the sun? (or even both) I have left it on several days and I have not noticed much improvement.
Secondly does running the pump 24/7 help or hurt heating? I am thinking moving the water underground is keeping it cooler?
Its freezing, and we have not been able to use it much this season. We have considered a heating system, but I hear they cost a ton and need several days to improve it. One question on that, do they work when cooler weather hits still? Could you extend the pool usage into say days that are 60s-70s?