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    Solar Heaters

    1. 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
    2. 3 weeks ago
      Great solar heater
      Works great for 21 round pool, raised temp 4-5 degrees a day
    3. 1 year ago
      Great Item
      Got few weeks ago, hook up to pool filter was easy. Works great, warmer return water.
    1. 4 days ago
      Must Buy!
      This is heavy duty but my kids can still easily put it on and take it off. It makes a big difference in temperature. My kids have been swimming nonstop and at night too!
    2. 3 weeks ago
      Heavy Duty Cover - Should last a while
      It's nice that it's heavy, but the downside is it's heavy! Not easy to reel in or pull out. But very heavy duty and should last a while. On a bad note, right in the center of the cover was a 6" knife cut. I guess an employee cutting it to size from the store or factory accidentally cut it. Didn't notice it until I had mounted it to the reel. I thought about returning it, but spend so much time mounting it to reel I decided to just live with it. Thought of folding it back up and shipping ... read more it back was too much.
    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. 2 years ago
      Love it!
      I have 2 attached to my pool. Does raise the temperature in the pool water
    2. 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.
    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. 5 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. 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. 1 year ago
      Great quality
      I was going to buy the cheaper solar cover but I am so happy I upgraded!my pool is 28 ft but decided to go with a 24 ft size to make it easier to take on and off.The size works perfect and because it's a heavyweight cover the water holds its temperature regardless of the smaller size!My pool is the warmest it's been in years!I also purchased the Hayward Power-Flo LX pump last year and it's so quiet and powerful making cleaning the pool a breeze!Everything comes within days of ordering it...very nice!
    3. 2 weeks ago
      Great Cover
      Nice cover warms the pool nice the only con to it is it's a lot thicker and heavier than the 8mil I used to have. overall a great product
    1. 3 weeks ago
      1
      Not to heavy not to light, rolls up well on our solar reel.
    2. 3 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
    3. 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.
    1. 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!
    2. 2 years 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.
    3. 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!
    1. 1 day ago
      It’s actually 18’ round!
      This was the first ever, in the history of ever, that I’ve purchased an 18’ round solar cover that was indeed - 18’ round! I didn’t have to cut it! (Except where the step railing is.) Amazing! Usually, they are 19’ round or so for some odd reason requiring me to trim the entire thing until I have carpal tunnel syndrome. (Maybe I’ve purchased the wrong type somehow in the past.) Anyway, it was a pleasant surprise to purchase an 18’ round solar cover that fit perfect - out of the box!
    2. 2 weeks ago
    3. 3 weeks ago
      GREAT
      Heavy duty solar cover. This is my 2nd one in 6 years. Very happy with it.
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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.