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    Anyone use Sun Rings?

    Anyone use these to help conserve energy? Thinking about one for spa. Thoughts?
    http://http://www.solarsunrings.com/about.html

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    Re: Anyone use Sun Rings?

    Search the forum for their use in pools, not recommended. But might work in the spa to retain heat.
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    Re: Anyone use Sun Rings?

    There have been quite a few discussions on these. Doesn't seem to get good reviews here.
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    Re: Anyone use Sun Rings?

    Great! Thanks!
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    Re: Anyone use Sun Rings?

    I used them for a couple seasons in my pool. More a hastle than they were worth IMO. A single one on a spa might be a much better situation however. It wasn't that they didn't work, it was that putting a dozen of them in the pool was a pain and then wind would bunch them up, gunk grew in water on top of them, and other minor issues like that.

    If I had a spa I would probably use one in it, since I already have them.

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    Re: Anyone use Sun Rings?

    I don't think I would want to deal with a bunch of them on a pool for sure. Here in TX the pool will be hot for a large portion of the year - but I will be heating my spa with propane - which can be pricey - so I was thinking of ways to help conserve a little energy. It will be a 7' round spa - so I would think that one 5' spa ring would help a little - and it shouldn't be too much of a problem to move it out of the way. But I can TOTALLY understand the struggle of having tons of them - I can't even imagine how you would deal with a bunch on the pool every day! But the idea that they feel dirty after you use them for a while - not sure I can deal with that.

    Anyone have a specific brand that is better than another? Since I am only having to buy one, price difference probably wouldn't be a big deal.
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    Re: Anyone use Sun Rings?

    You want the biggest you can fit. I would even suggest buying a piece of solar cover and cutting it to shape.
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    Re: Anyone use Sun Rings?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sunbaby View Post
    I don't think I would want to deal with a bunch of them on a pool for sure. Here in TX the pool will be hot for a large portion of the year - but I will be heating my spa with propane - which can be pricey - so I was thinking of ways to help conserve a little energy. It will be a 7' round spa - so I would think that one 5' spa ring would help a little - and it shouldn't be too much of a problem to move it out of the way. But I can TOTALLY understand the struggle of having tons of them - I can't even imagine how you would deal with a bunch on the pool every day! But the idea that they feel dirty after you use them for a while - not sure I can deal with that.

    Anyone have a specific brand that is better than another? Since I am only having to buy one, price difference probably wouldn't be a big deal.
    There are also a lot of closed foam floating insulation blankets for sale online. I got one from rhtubs and will let you know if it reduces my energy consumption at all.
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