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    Solar Heaters

    1. 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.
    2. 4 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.
    3. 1 year ago
      Great Product Does all it Claims to do!!!
      Bought for my daughters pool. She uses it regularly during the summer pool season and simply loves it. It is truly a Great Product for conserving pool chemicals and water temperature.
    1. 2 years ago
      As advertised -durable solar cover
      Needed two round solar covers - great price, very durable covers - better than expected for the price
    2. 3 years ago
      Keeps the pool nice and warm besides keeping the debris out of the pool too
    3. 7 months 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
    1. 2 years 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. 7 months ago
      Great Item
      Got few weeks ago, hook up to pool filter was easy. Works great, warmer return water.
    2. 8 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. 6 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. 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. 4 years ago
      Good pool cover at a great price
      Bought this pool cover a month ago and had to cut it to fit my irregular shaped pool. Nice quality pool cover. The bubbles don't seem as full of air as my old cover but maybe that's because my old cover was very old. Can't say how it will hold up as it is still new. Only time will tell. The cover does not raise the temp of my pool anywhere near 15 degrees. I guess it depends a lot on what the weather is like in your area. Hear, it is pretty mild. However, the warranty does state that it will not ... read more cover air bubble damage at all. Warranty only covers de-lamination or separation at the seams.
    3. 2 years 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.
    1. 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.
    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
      Like it -
      I bought this a few weeks ago and it does work well to warm the water. Water coming out was 80 degrees and going back in was over 90. We were pleased! Now that fall is here the sun is just not quite warm enough to do much but I think it will work great in the spring and maybe help us get in sooner and not have to use the solar cover so much in the summer. --- We have 4 50' black hoses hooked to it. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars and just 4 instead is b/c it does come apart ... read more some but once you have it on - just let it be and it will work. Don't try to over adjust or it comes apart.
    1. 9 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 .
    2. 3 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.
    3. 4 years ago
      Really heats up pool!
      I love how this heats up our pool. We've had a cool summer, but this cover makes the pool have an inviting temperature.
    1. 4 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.
    2. 2 months ago
      Pool Cover
      We think this will be a great cover for the 2019 swimming season .
    3. 7 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!
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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.