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    Solar Heaters

    1. 2 years ago
      Not too hot....
      So far, I've only noticed minimal heating. However, the water evaporation is greater than when using me solar blanket. But then, maybe my expectations were too great.
    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!
    1. 1 year ago
      Great brand at nice price.
      Easy way to add more heat to extend the swimming season . Added unit to an existing solar heater
    2. 1 year ago
      Good Heater easy setup
      Has worked great for the first week of installation.
    1. 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.)
    2. 1 year ago
      Beluga Works Great So Far
      I've had the Beluga installed for several weeks with 100' of black rubber hose. It has raised the pool temp at least 10 degrees up to 86. So far I'm satisfied with the performance. The durability is still a question.
    3. 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!!!
    1. 5 months ago
      Warms our pool water
      Love it. Warmed our pool water. Only its big and bulky. Need help placing on the pool
    2. 3 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. 4 years ago
      Rockin' Hot
      This pool cover really heats up the pool. We have turned off our solar water and rely on just this cover for heat. However, we have to monitor the water tempurature otherwise it will get too hot. So we need to leave the cover off for a night or too to cool the pool. But we love it and it saves us $$s for heating. This will extend our swimming season.
    2. 3 years ago
      Good price great solar blanket
      I have big lazy l 18ft by 42 ft total shaped pool so bought the 18 by 36 ft version and cut it into 6ft sections also got a 12 by 20 one and cut 2 ft off it for use covering stairs then cut the remaining 12 by 18 into two more 6 ft sections fits like a glove almost perfectly and us easy to remove each section for storage. Keeps all the heat locked in and in sunny days will even heat the pool above the 90 degrees.
    3. 2 months ago
      Works great!
      I had not planned on buying a solar cover until fall but an unexpected cold spell prompted me to buy one now. It arrived in only two days and when the night temps dipped into the 50's the pool stayed in the mid 80's. As the temps climbed back into the 80's and 90's, the pool quickly warmed up into the low 90's. I have it stored for now, but knowing fall is around the corner we will be swimming well into October. Highly recommend however, it is heavy so get a good reel the one I have works ... read more great but you need two people due to the weight.
    1. 4 years ago
      Great quality for the price!
      Very happy with the quality and value of this solar pool cover. It shipped quickly and I've been very happy with anything I have purchased from In the Swim. Quality, value and service are amazing!
    2. 4 years ago
      Solar blanket
      Received the incorrect size, so I had to reorder. This meant I had two charges on my card until they received the return. The second blanket was the correct size, but it is constructed of two different shades of blue vinyl.
    3. 2 weeks ago
      AWESOME Product
      I purchased this solar blanket to replace my last one. I have a large pool and need to use the solar blanket for about 5 months ever year. It is an ideal product to reduce the amount of temperature and evaporation loss of your pool every evening. As an example I normally lose only 3 to 4 degrees of water temp when the air temp drops to low 50s overnight. With no cover I would lose twice as many degrees without the solar cover.
    1. 3 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
      Works great!!
      Purchased two to heat my 24ft round above ground pool. Works great, when it’s sunny. Has already extended my swimming season by a month. Normally I would not have even opened the pool. For those reviews that complain of leaks I wonder if it was assembled correctly? Followed directions and correct setting for divertor valve and no leaks anywhere
    3. 3 months ago
      Easy to install!
      I just installed this dome heater and can’t comment on the heating yet. It was easy to install although it would have been better if the hoses screwed to the index fittings! I was lucky to have additional adapter parts handy.
    1. 2 years ago
      Love our solar cover
      We ordered a solar cover for our 24x54 above ground pool. Came in 4 days. We put it on 3 wks ago with in 48 hrs it raised the temp 10*. We swam today for the first time this year. When we took it off the water temp was 90* Our neighbors still can't swim! They are ordering one lol.
    2. 5 months ago
      solar cover keeps pool warmer
      I’ve had solar covers on my pools for years. They keep the pool warmer and I don’t have to use a lot of chemicals due to evaporation. Together with a solar heater I increase water temperature about ten degrees .
    3. 3 years ago
      Well worth it
      We purchased this approx 3 weeks ago as the water isn't swimmer friendly until mid-June. Very satisfied, heated the 14,000 gallon pool n two days. Purchased some brackets from the local hardware store n mounted them on the side of the pool. Spaced 4 of them approx 6 ft apart n works fine when tKing it off. I'd say this was well worth it for the kids. They love it
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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.