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    Solar cover on or off for fastest heating?

    It's our first 90 degree day of the summer and the pool has been open for a week! What's the latest on how to heat the pool the fastest, cover on or cover off?
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    Re: Solar cover on or off for fastest heating?

    Depends. If you have dry air and/or wind, certainly leave it on. Not sure how your Denver weather is. With humid/still air, word on the street is that taking it off helps, but for the easiness factor I'd just leave it on when you're not in the pool.
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    Re: Solar cover on or off for fastest heating?

    At the tone, the temp is 91.3, humidity is 21%, wind is SSW 3.4 mph and a relative pressure of 24.51. I love my new weather station!
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    Re: Solar cover on or off for fastest heating?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shelley N
    At the tone, the temp is 91.3, humidity is 21%, wind is SSW 3.4 mph and a relative pressure of 24.51. I love my new weather station!
    Our pool seems to heat faster with the cover on and the pump runs less, great on electricity.

    I am interested in a weather station. Can you share with me what make and model number is you weather station and where you purchased it from?
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    Re: Solar cover on or off for fastest heating?

    It's a La Crosse Heavy Weather Pro and I got it at Costco last November for around $90. I don't see the exact same thing on their web site. It has a stick that goes into a port in my computer that sends the current weather data there and records a history of readings. You can make graphs, but I haven't spent the time to figure that out yet.

    It's not meant to last the ages, but I do hope it lasts a few years.
    Shelley
    Denver, CO

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