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Thread: Advice on Heater

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    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Pittsburgh, PA

    Advice on Heater

    We finally got all the chemical levels in our pool worked out and we are ready to turn the heater on. Our neighbor told us to make sure we put the solar cover on before we turn it on.
    We will be doing the majority of swimming during the weekend.
    Does it make the most sense to turn it on on a Friday night and then turn it off on Sunday night?
    Do most people put their solar covers on every night?

    Any other tips?
    19,500 gallon, 33 above ground, Vinyl liner. Chlorine
    Pump: 1.5 HP 2-Speed 3450/1725 RPM, 115 volts Above Ground Pool Pump - Waterway brand
    Filter: Waterway Clear water II Cartridge Filter
    Heater: Hayward H150FDN Low NOx Natural Gas Heater
    Test: TF-100 test kit w/ SpeedStir

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    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    western NY

    Re: Advice on Heater

    With a heater, it is not critical to use a solar cover. However it will keep a lot of the heat you pay for in the pool during periods of non use. If you have a gas heater, running it as you asked is fine. We don't use out pool much during the week now that the kids are grown and gone. However, I turned my heater on this morning to bring the temp up for the weekend as the wife wants to use it tonight.

    Some people keep the heater on all the time to maintain temps and some only do the weekend blast. Either one is fine.
    Unknown make 18' above ground (bought used in 1999) Sparco sand filter. Hayward 100,000 BTu heater. 2 speed pump

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