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    Solar Heaters

    1. 6 months ago
      Good solar heater - our pool is 82 by May 1
      We were skeptical that solar would work here in PA, but it sure does, we get the water warm quickly and have a month extra to enjoy the pool. By late June we don't need the heater, until after Labor Day. Have had this heater for 3-years now, and was asked to review. Left it on too long last season and had it 90 degs on memorial day (way too hot), so yeah it works. Be sure to install more than you need tho, if you wanta longer swim season.
    2. 1 year ago
      We enjoy our pool longer with our solar panels.
      Once panels are connected and sun arrived our pool was enjoyed dinner with warmer temperatures.
    1. 5 years ago
      Works well
      Very good product to use with Solar Sun Rings. In these drought conditions I'm saving many gallons of water. Evaporation is about 75% less than without these products. Also $10.00 less per unit than the swim centers.
    2. 3 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. 5 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!
    1. 3 years ago
      Saves water usage but wears out fast
      This is the second such solar blanket ordered, but I am somewhat disappointed by how the blanket holds up after usage. My last solar blanket lasted just a little over a year and has several holes that seem to be caused by the chlorine and the sun.
    2. 2 months ago
      Rate as a 1 or a 5?
      My "rating" space is limited. The blanket does as advertised but the warranty is worthless. Be prepared to add a lot of plastic to the trash stream when the cover decides to fail. In order to get the most out of the product and reduce your guilt about all the plastic: Do not cover the pool after shocking it. Do not step on it compromising the bubbles. Do not drag it in over the edge of the pool, again compromising the bubbles. Do not leave it in the sun when reeled in. Do not leave it ... read more out in freezing winter weather. This is my third or fourth blanket and you need to remove it once it starts to become friable. Those little blue floaties are no good for your filter.
    3. 5 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.
    1. 1 year ago
      Just what I expected
      Bought this product when we opened the pool for the season this year. It arrived promptly and is of good sturdy construction. The size is correct as advertised and it help to maintain the water temp in the pool during the cooler nights
    2. 3 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.
    3. 1 year ago
      Received promptly after ordering. Seems to be sturdy. So far it has kept our pool warmer on the cool nights. We haven't had it to long so we're not sure if it holds up.
    1. 5 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.
    2. 5 years ago
      It works very well. What a great idea!
      It's so easy to hookup and use. It has had no effect on my pump and filter. On a bright sunny day my pool water was 76 degrees and the water returning to the pool using the beluga and 100 feet of black hose, was 83 degrees! It really works very well. Well worth the money!
    3. 2 years ago
      Simple and efficient
      I wanted something that would help raise my in ground pool water temp about 10 degrees and don't have anywhere to install a solar panel so thought I would try this device out. Bought 2 of these units and attached 100ft of black hose to each. Simple to install took less than half hour. After about a week water temp is up 6 degrees only because it has been cloudy and raining. I have no doubt will allow us to enjoy pool about a month earlier than our usual season.
    1. 5 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. 2 months ago
      Solar blanket
      This cover is heavy. It reduces the amount of chlorine needed and does keep the water warm after our heater has brought the pool water to a temp we like. It’s a bit more expensive than any cover I’ve had before. I’m not sure how long it will last.
    3. 2 weeks ago
      blanket
      Quality solar blanket! Heavy duty and quick delivery.
    1. 6 days ago
      Northern Tier & Woods--does the job
      My pool is surrounded by woods, so lots of gunk tries to fall into the water. This solar cover both keeps out the schmutz and holds in the heat--when the overnight temp drops into the mid-50's (it's Michigan) the water temp drops only about 2F degrees, so I get extra weeks of pool time.
    2. 1 year 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.
    3. 1 month ago
      Superior design solar blanket.
      Excellent product, small clear solar cells on a silver blanket. Fits perfectly. Delivered promptly. It keeps out wind blown debris, keeps heat from escaping at night and warms the water when the sun shines. Rolls up compact and neat on my solar reel.I had many solar covers in over thirty years of pool ownership and I am very impressed by this cover. ( purchased in June 2019). Hopefully If it will has a good life span.
    1. 1 year 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. 2 months ago
      Great solar heater
      Works great for 21 round pool, raised temp 4-5 degrees a day
    3. 1 year 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
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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.