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    Solar Heaters

    1. 4 months ago
      Works well
      Works well my pool is shaded but this is the perfect solution to the shade. A little difficult to set up.
    2. 5 months ago
      Great Item
      Got few weeks ago, hook up to pool filter was easy. Works great, warmer return water.
    3. 5 months ago
      solar heater
      Tried this brand after parts where not avail for old one.
    1. 3 years ago
      Love it!
      I bought this Beluga about a week ago, and love it. I only have it attached to 2- 50' garden hoses (will get 100' more) and it is raising my water temperature 2 degrees per day. We have a lot of shade, so it's really a great idea! All I did was coil the hoses on the ground and run the beluga! Absolutely love this idea!!!
    2. 3 years ago
      Better than expected
      I have had this working all summer and it does an excellent job. It kept our pool warm (typically cools 1-2 deg/night w/ cover only - cold here at night) and comfortable. We attached 125' of black rubber hose, coiled it, and it worked wonderfully. (Advice for the person who couldn't get it to attach: go to a home store and spend about $1.38 for a reducer or adapter. Ask for help and someone can fix this for you.)
    3. 2 years ago
      easier with parts from the harware store
      Why spend $50, when for the price of a few PVC fitting one could make a device that works just as good and doesn't come apart
    1. 4 months ago
      Best one yet
      We are on our third solar cover in the last 10 years. This one seems to not only work to heat the pool the best, but is also the thickest. I hope it lasts longer than the last one (4 years).
    2. 5 months ago
      Seems to be good quality!
      Seller was great on delivery. The cover is thick and heavy.... may need a different reel....trying to beef the one we have up. The color is not clear at all... but I didn’t except it to be by other reviews. I think it will be a good cover for us. I wish a cover was provided with this for when it’s on the reel....would extend the life of the solar cover...but, getting to be a lot of covers! Winter, solar, cover for solar cover...all in all... I like it! Just on pool a week tho... make up your own mind!
    3. 1 month ago
      Heavy Duty
      I haven’t installed it yet but it’s high quality. I bought a lighter weight one from you before. It did last for two years. It probably would have lasted longer if I had stored it better during the super hot desert summers
    1. 4 years ago
      More than I expected!
      I live in Florida, so this solar cover, along with a heat pump, allows me to swim 12 months a year. The cover arrived sooner than I expected, and was a bit larger than the ordered dimensions. The size made it easy to trim and fit my offset pool. From experience, solar covers used November-May will last about 3 years. Overall, this is an excellent value and I'll be buying my next one here!
    2. 1 year ago
      A Solar balnket to be proud of!
      After having our in ground pool over 32 years we have gone through several solar blankets, but this one we receive 2 weeks ago appears to be the best one ever. It is well sized and much thicker than our previous ones. We have been blessed with more rain and some cooler days and nights , but we have been able to swim almost every day in comfort. It keeps our pool temperature up and seems to do a great job. We will have to wait to determine the durability of the blanket.
    3. 3 years ago
      All Solar Covers
      We have to replace our solar cover after two or three years. It doesn't matter the strength nor the weight. We have had our pool since 1992. We have tried them all from most expensive to the less expensive. Do need one for sure, but as soon as you see the little dots floating in your pool water it's time to get a new one.
    1. 1 year ago
      As advertised -durable solar cover
      Needed two round solar covers - great price, very durable covers - better than expected for the price
    2. 4 months ago
      Super fast shipping!!
      Ordered this in the morning and received the next morning! Wow, 24 hours!! Love the cover; works great!
    3. 2 years ago
      3 Years is about Max on this Cover
      As far as it's usefulness in warming the pool it did a great job along with our solar heater. Keeps the pool warm from the cool nights. I have owned this cover for 3 seasons and noticed for about the last month or so of using it, when I would take it off to swim there were little blue circles floating around in my pool. Which tells me the cover is degrading and will not be very useful as little plastic circles are not what you want to swim with. I feel they should change the warranty on this to ... read more 3yrs because for a 7 yr warranty it doesn't cover it after the first 2.
    1. 1 year ago
      Good Heater easy setup
      Has worked great for the first week of installation.
    2. 2 years ago
      Great brand at nice price.
      Easy way to add more heat to extend the swimming season . Added unit to an existing solar heater
    1. 4 years ago
      I was so surprised at how thick this blanket was. Although we bought it at the end of the season, it seemed to keep the water warmer than our old blanket.
    2. 1 year ago
      Awesome Cover
      We have purchased more expensive solar covers in the past from our local pool supplier. They last maybe two seasons before they are junk. They warm the pool up, but not much. Three days on our pool this cover brought the water temps from 55 degrees to 83 degrees and maintains the temps in the 80's. This cover is also way more heavier than that from our local supplier at almost half the price.
    3. 4 years ago
      Keep our pool warm & clean
      I buy a new solar cover every summer as we keep it on all the time except when we are using the pool. We live in a farming area & this keeps our pool much cleaner & because it is a solar cover, it is always warm & ready to use when we are ready! Because we leave it on all the time, it disintegrates by the end of the summer, but I have tried the more expensive ones & they do the same. I like the thickness of this one better than the lower priced one.
    1. 4 years ago
      It worked!
      I bought this as we have had a cold summer. My 3 year old granddaughters birthday party was to be a pool party here. I put it in and with clouds and mid 80 temps it raised the temp of water 5 degrees in 4 days. All the kids had a blast. So I am sold on this product! Well worth the money!
    2. 4 years ago
      We are so DELIGHTED with this product!!!
      We added 6oz. to our large pool, during cycling. It conserved water evaporation SO much better than we could have predicted. It got up to 104* for 3 days, then dropped into the high 90's this past week. The pool is in direct sunlight and I would have needed to top it off, at least twice by now. The temperature (no heater) has rapidly reached & maintained a 5-7* increase in warmth. We will be able to use the pool much more often & that makes us happy!! It was a bummer when the water temperature ... read more was too cold & hot outside!! With Cover/free, so far, Sunday to Thursday before a small top off is needed. There is no residue on your skin. No odor. It is important to us that the product is "friendly". A huge plus, is there's NO ugly pool cover & crank to deal with. Leaving a lovely play area, ready for play!!! We LOVE it & will buy it again!
    3. 2 years ago
      Excellent service
      This is a great product. Pool temperature started increasing shortly after use. The containers leaked slightly during delivery. In the Swim replaced both containers without question and I received them the next day!! Awesome!
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    In The Swim Knowledge Pool: Solar Pool Heaters

    In The Swim's Dr. Pool

    Harness the Power of the Sun

    In The Swim has solar pool heaters for inground pools and solar pool heaters for above ground pools. Capture the sun´s energy and put it to work heating your swimming pool! Solar pool heaters work well in all parts of the U.S., placed in any backyard area with daily unobstructed sun. Modular above ground pool solar heaters connect quickly to the pool return hose, and inground solar heaters are mounted to a nearby roof, rack or fence. 


    Pool Solar Heater Benefits

    • •  Most affordable pool heater you can buy, and free to operate
    • •  Environmentally friendly - no emissions, and no fuel used
    • •  Simple DIY installation by any handy homeowner

    The best feature of solar pool heaters is the free pool heat, after a low initial cost. In addition, solar pool heaters start great backyard conversations!

    How Solar Heaters Work

    Inground or above ground solar pool heaters circulate pool water through black tubes that absorb the sun’s heat. A solar panel bypass allows you to control the flow rate through the solar panels and turn the system off during rainy days or after dark. Facing the solar panels in a southern direction, tipped towards the sun will increase solar heating; 6 hours of daily, unobstructed sun is best for optimum heating.

    Will Solar Pool Heaters Work on My Pool?

    Solar pool heaters will work well across the entire country, as long as you have a sunny spot near your pool pump that gets 4-6 hours of direct sun. Heat output depends on several factors, including the size of the solar system in relation to the pool, whether or not the pool is covered, and how many hours of daily sun the pool and solar panels receive. Good-sized solar heater systems can add between 15-20° F to your pool water, in all regions of the country, and smaller solar systems can easily add 5-10° F. 

    How Many Solar Panels are Needed?

    The more solar panel surface area you have (Sq. Ft.), the more solar energy you can transfer to the pool water. Inground solar heaters are typically sized to 40-50% of the pool surface area, but shallower above ground solar heaters are best sized to match 20-30% of the pool surface area. Calculate the pool surface area in square feet, and then use the multiplier to buy enough solar panels to match the result. The more solar panels you add, the greater the heat gain. 

    Solar Pool Heater Installation

    Above ground solar pool heaters are built for simple installation. Simply cut the return hose and connect the hose ends to the bypass kit, to allow you to reduce the flow rate into the solar panels (slower is best for heat absorption). Using a 3-way diverter valve, or two 2-way valves will allow you to bypass the solar panels completely, during rainy days or after dark, or if the pool becomes too warm. 

    Inground pool solar heaters may require advance planning for placement of the 10' or 20' long solar panels, and some PVC plumbing to route the water into and out of the solar panels. Our 10' and 20' panels can be placed directly on the ground, but for best results, mount onto a roof or rack, facing south. The Bypass Valve Kit is used for control of flow into the solar panels, and to bypass the system completely during inclement weather, and at night.    

    In The Swim solar pool heater experts are happy to answer any questions that you may have regarding solar pool heating or any of In the Swim’s pool supplies. Give us a call anytime at 1-800-288-7946.