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    Solar Heaters

    1. 5 months ago
      solar heater
      Tried this brand after parts where not avail for old one.
    2. 5 months ago
      Great Item
      Got few weeks ago, hook up to pool filter was easy. Works great, warmer return water.
    3. 4 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. 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. 6 months ago
      Warms our pool water
      Love it. Warmed our pool water. Only its big and bulky. Need help placing on the pool
    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. 4 months ago
      Great purchase
      We are cery happy with this product. One day one the pool and we felt a big difference in the temperature.
    1. 4 weeks ago
      Solar cover
      It didn’t seem to make the temperature rise that much
    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. 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!
    1. 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!
    2. 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.
    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. 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. 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
    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. 2 years ago
      so far so good......
      We have had many solar blankets over the years. Last year we bought a lighter weight blanket since we have to replace every 3 years anyway. Not a good idea! The blanket lasted barely 10 months. So we went back to buying this one again. So far it is great. Hope it lasts the 3 years like prior orders.Just for info on use: The cover is on the pool for approximately 7 months of the year in California. When we take it off each day to swim, we use a roller and keep it covered in the shade. ... read more During the other months, it is rolled, covered, and out of the elements as best as can.
    2. 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.
    3. 6 months ago
      Very pleased with new solar cover!
      Bought this a couple of weeks ago. It warmed the pool up ten degrees in a couple of day’s and already has our pool water the perfect temperature. It has cut the amount of pool chemicals used by half. This is our 2nd cover - the one before lasted about 7 yrs, then we didn’t have one for a few years. I had forgotten how many benefits there are for using this type of cover. We are very pleased - these covers are worth their money!
    1. 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.
    2. 4 years ago
      Great product
      So simple and easy to set up. Wish I would have thought of this. Great for a pool with shade.
    3. 4 years ago
      Awsome Heater
      Just received Beluga today. Cold water goes in and hot comes out. Simple. And if a leak happens we just replace the hose.
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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.