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    1. 3 weeks ago
      Love this cover...
      Love the cover. Expected clear, but it is actually the color shown in the picture. It actually lays on the water a lot better than the "clear" cover we had before and it does what it's supposed to. This one seems more flexible. We've had this cover for about a month now, and so far, very happy with it. Time will tell.
    2. 5 months ago
      Solar Blanket
      Love the ease of this Solar Blanket!!! It covers my pool exactly and is easy to remove and place on (we do not currently have a separate reel, so are manually placing and taking off). The temperature after opening our pool increased wonderfully and we were able to enjoy our pool by May 18th!!
    3. 3 months 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
      Great product/Great Service!
      Just received 3 of these and they were very easy to install. My pool had previously been set up with a tube heater from intheswim so installation was super easy. Less than an hour and they were up and running. We have had very rainy, cloudy days since then but they do seem to be heating as advertised.
    2. 1 year 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.
    3. 1 year ago
      solar heater
      Tried this brand after parts where not avail for old one.
    1. 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.
    2. 1 year ago
      Does not lie flat.
      Solar blanket does not lie flat. Very wrinkly even after on pool after a few weeks. 12 ml is as expected. However disappointed in the looks of this. Did not have this problem with my other ones.
    3. 6 months ago
      In the Swim Products
      Have used In the swim for many years. I have purchased chemicals, both winter as well as solar covers and have never been disappointed. My pool is surrounded by many oak trees that drop their leaves, limbs, & acorns in the pool. The Solar cover not only “catches” these items but also helps warm the water temp and reduce my chemical usage. As will all products follow manufacturers usage and care procedures and you will get the maximum bang for your dollars. Love these folks
    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. 2 years ago
      It Works Great!!!
      I have used this product and provided units for a couple friends. Everyone loves its ease of installation, low profile and the fact that it works like a charm and saves a ton of money for heating your pool. Even if you only used it for a month it would pay for itself in saved energy costs.
    3. 4 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. 8 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.
    3. 1 day ago
      Solar heater
      Very hard to roll up to store for the winter, they don’t heat as well as the old ones did.
    1. 4 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
    2. 4 months ago
      Great service, good product
      I can't say enough good things about customer service from In the Swim. I ordered this at 10pm on Friday and received it Tuesday. Good price also. The solar blanket is well-made but with all these items, you need to be careful in handling since you can poke a hole in it or rip it. With some care, this should last several years, as have other blankets.
    3. 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.
    1. 5 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. 3 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!
    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. 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.
    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. 3 months ago
      Love it!
      use it everyday! great to keep out leaves(blow from neighbor's trees), and also keeps water nice temperature!
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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.