Solar cover on or off for fastest heating?

Shelley N

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May 1, 2007
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Denver, Colorado
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?
 

Melt In The Sun

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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.
 

Brentr

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Oct 18, 2009
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Shelley N said:
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? :-D
 

Shelley N

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May 1, 2007
199
Denver, Colorado
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.
 
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