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    Solar Heaters

    1. 3 weeks ago
      Love it!
      use it everyday! great to keep out leaves(blow from neighbor's trees), and also keeps water nice temperature!
    2. 2 years ago
      The solar cover fits or 18ft above ground pool perfect.very happy!!!
    3. 2 months ago
      GREAT
      Heavy duty solar cover. This is my 2nd one in 6 years. Very happy with it.
    1. 4 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. 2 years ago
      Love it!
      I have 2 attached to my pool. Does raise the temperature in the pool water
    3. 2 years 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.
    1. 5 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 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. 4 years ago
      Works Even Better Than Expected
      Like to swim only in warm water 82-84 F, thus a pool cover to keep heat loss to a minimum is a MUST. After reading up on Troublefreepools.com I decided on a near clear color and top of line 16 mils as bubble-type solar covers go. While my Intex UltraFrame pool is only 12x24 I ordered the 18x36 cover and cut to size. Will use rest to wrap around the pool sides (under a deck) for added insulation. Pool is heated by a geothermal heatpump, now only running about 2 hrs a day to maintain above ... read more temperatures even after cool nights. Pool is in partly shaded location. Use a PoolBoy motorized reel with remote control, well worth it compared to manually turned reels. Easy one-person operation.
    1. 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.
    2. 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
    3. 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.
    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. 5 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!
    1. 2 years ago
      Awesome Cover
      We have purchased more expensive solar covers in the past from our local pool supplier. They last maybe two seasons before they are junk. They warm the pool up, but not much. Three days on our pool this cover brought the water temps from 55 degrees to 83 degrees and maintains the temps in the 80's. This cover is also way more heavier than that from our local supplier at almost half the price.
    2. 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.
    3. 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
    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. 5 years ago
      Great Idea
      In our California drought conditions, I am trying out this Coverfree product to reduce evaporation from my pool. In the last 2 weeks or so I think the evaporation rate has dropped by about half. So far so good.
    3. 3 years ago
      Good product
      I've been using CoverFree for a couple of years now. While a don't have data from a side by side comparison, the scientific rationale seems sound and the pool does seem warm. My reason for not giving this five stars has to do with shipping and handling. The box arrived wet, as one of the two bottles leaked. Upon opening it I noticed the cap was loose causing roughly 2/3 of the liquid to leak out into the carton. A quick call rectified the matter and a new one was set out with dispatch. One ... read more suggestion...perhaps you can instruct your pickers/packers to give the cap a quck twist to tighten it beore sealing the shipping carton.
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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.