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    How best to retain heat

    Hi,
    I am curious about what exactly solar panels are. I have a solar cover on reel but the straps have been ripped off twice so it is a lot of work for me and I also found that quite a bit of the blanket would dissolve into the pool. I have not even used it this year. I am also curious about heat pumps. What about these "solar pills"? I appreciate any info as always,thankyou!!

    T.
    15x 30 inground oval vinyl lined. 15000gals. Jacuzzi 250lb sand filter. Laars lite natural gas heater. 6 foot slide, underwater light . 3.5 ft. shallow,to 7ft. deepend. TF 100 test kit

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    Re: How best to retain heat

    How old is your solar blanket?




    I get rid of my solar cover at the end of every year.
    Hotrod30

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    Re: How best to retain heat

    I have replaced the solar blanket twice I think in 7 years.
    Bottomline, I want to find something that helps with heat retention that is easy to use and I understand that I wil make a tradeoff in cost,etc. I hope it is better than doing nothing and having pool temp drop from 85 to 78. Again, I know I am lazy but what can you suggest?
    T.
    15x 30 inground oval vinyl lined. 15000gals. Jacuzzi 250lb sand filter. Laars lite natural gas heater. 6 foot slide, underwater light . 3.5 ft. shallow,to 7ft. deepend. TF 100 test kit

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    Re: How best to retain heat

    I think the best (and for the most part only) thing that will retain heat in a pool is a solar cover. Without, out pool will lose 5-10* overnight. With, closer to 1-3*.

    HTH,
    Adam
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    Re: How best to retain heat

    I've been in the mid-high 80s all summer with a solar cover, last weekend I left it off all weekend and it dropped to 78. having a cover helps a LOT.
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    Re: How best to retain heat

    Sounds like you want an automatic cover assy, electric on deck mount. but the trade off is cost.

    Call around your area and get quotes.

    When done you have a safty cover, simi solar cover but will help retain heat and a winter or vacation cover.
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