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    Solar Heaters

    1. 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.
    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. 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!
    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. 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!
    1. 10 months ago
      AWESOME Product
      I purchased this solar blanket to replace my last one. I have a large pool and need to use the solar blanket for about 5 months ever year. It is an ideal product to reduce the amount of temperature and evaporation loss of your pool every evening. As an example I normally lose only 3 to 4 degrees of water temp when the air temp drops to low 50s overnight. With no cover I would lose twice as many degrees without the solar cover.
    2. 1 month ago
      Solar Blanket
      I have been using this solar blanket for years. Replacing one that was ripped by my pool people last year. Not going to use this one until year since I have only a month left to use the pool.
    3. 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.
    1. 5 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.
    2. 3 months ago
      Solar blanket
      This cover is heavy. It reduces the amount of chlorine needed and does keep the water warm after our heater has brought the pool water to a temp we like. It’s a bit more expensive than any cover I’ve had before. I’m not sure how long it will last.
    3. 3 weeks ago
      blanket
      Quality solar blanket! Heavy duty and quick delivery.
    1. 1 week ago
      Quality you will remember.,
      Quality! The best solar cover we have ever had, well worth buying. Could almost be used as a winter cover here in Michigan.
    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
      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. 1 year ago
      Great Item
      Got few weeks ago, hook up to pool filter was easy. Works great, warmer return water.
    3. 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.
    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. 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. 3 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. 1 year 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
    2. 1 year ago
      Warms our pool water
      Love it. Warmed our pool water. Only its big and bulky. Need help placing on the pool
    3. 2 months ago
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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.