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    Solar Heaters

    1. 4 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. 2 weeks ago
      Heavy Duty
      I haven’t installed it yet but it’s high quality. I bought a lighter weight one from you before. It did last for two years. It probably would have lasted longer if I had stored it better during the super hot desert summers
    3. 3 months ago
      Best one yet
      We are on our third solar cover in the last 10 years. This one seems to not only work to heat the pool the best, but is also the thickest. I hope it lasts longer than the last one (4 years).
    1. 1 year ago
      Great brand at nice price.
      Easy way to add more heat to extend the swimming season . Added unit to an existing solar heater
    2. 1 year ago
      Good Heater easy setup
      Has worked great for the first week of installation.
    1. 4 months 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. 2 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. 4 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. 3 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!!!
    2. 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.
    3. 4 years ago
      Great product
      So simple and easy to set up. Wish I would have thought of this. Great for a pool with shade.
    1. 3 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. 3 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. 1 month ago
      Solar cover
      This Solar cover increases the water temp in our pool by about 8 degrees. Fits well, came very fast and I hope it lasts longer than the last one we had. The pool chlorine is hard on the cover and It eventually starts to tear and come apart.
    1. 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.
    2. 5 months ago
      Very pleased with new solar cover!
      Bought this a couple of weeks ago. It warmed the pool up ten degrees in a couple of day’s and already has our pool water the perfect temperature. It has cut the amount of pool chemicals used by half. This is our 2nd cover - the one before lasted about 7 yrs, then we didn’t have one for a few years. I had forgotten how many benefits there are for using this type of cover. We are very pleased - these covers are worth their money!
    3. 3 years ago
      All Solar Covers
      We have to replace our solar cover after two or three years. It doesn't matter the strength nor the weight. We have had our pool since 1992. We have tried them all from most expensive to the less expensive. Do need one for sure, but as soon as you see the little dots floating in your pool water it's time to get a new one.
    1. 2 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. 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.
    3. 4 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. 4 months ago
      Great Item
      Got few weeks ago, hook up to pool filter was easy. Works great, warmer return water.
    2. 1 month 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.
    3. 3 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.
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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.