Glad I found this thread. I'm considering the purchase of a solar cover for my 24' round above ground pool. The spring weather has been great, so I uncovered early. We've gotten some use out of the pool on some mid-80 degree farhenheit days where the water hit 81 degrees. But the nights are still cool and the water temp typically hangs out in the low to mid 70's. Also, the helicopters from the maple trees are the enemy right now!
Will a solar be effective in warming the water warmer than the 80 degree mark? I'm looking at a crystal clear 16mil
What type of effect can I expect on my water levels? I have a puck fed in-line chlorinator that keeps me consistently watching my FC, CYA and pH.
Is it effective in keeping dibris out of the pool water? My skimmer is overflowing and clogging with helicopters from the maple trees.
I'm assuming you can run the pump with the cover on?
Cover at night, open during the day? Vice Versa? Or keep covered at all times when not using the pool?
Thanks in advance- Any info is appreciated!