Liquid solar blanket in a "pill" yay or nay?

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Liquid solar blanket in a "pill" yay or nay?

Postby Kym » Fri 08 Jun, 2007 10:35

Pool retailer suggested we try these "pills" (actually big plastic balls) instead of a traditional solar cover.

I'm all for anything that doesn't require me to drag a big plastic blanket around and store it every day, but does anyone know if these "liquid blankets" really work?

TIA!


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Liquid solar blanket

Postby Backglass » Fri 08 Jun, 2007 12:08

They do work to some degree to keep your pool from cooling off at night by inhibiting evaporation.

But even so, they are nowhere near as good as a solar blanket...but better than nothing I suppose.
Nicole

Liquid solar blanket in a "pill" yay or nay?

Postby Nicole » Mon 06 Aug, 2007 16:04

My company sells TROPICAL FISH, a single TROPICAL FISH contains liquid which automatically floats to the surface of the pool, and acts as an evaporation inhibitor, much as a conventional solar blanket performs, only much easier to use.

The key ingredient Tropical Fish Liquid Solar Blanket is a non-toxic chemical called HEATSAVER; it is pool filter friendly, does not affect the pool's chemical balance (pH, chlorine, alkalinity) of the water, will not damage vinyl liners or any other pool surfaces, and is absolutely harmless to skin contact. You cannot see it, taste it or smell it in the pool water.

Our company has been in the pool heating business for over nineteen years, we would be more than happy to get you info or answer any of questions, Please feel free to call us or check us out on the web.

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Liquid solar blanket

Postby chem geek » Mon 06 Aug, 2007 16:24

The key to making these liquid solar blankets work is calm water. If you are in an area with frequent wind, then they will not work very well as the choppiness of the water will break up the thin layer of compound that helps reduce evaporation which would otherwise cool the water. If you have still air or a light breeze, then they are effective -- not as much as a solar cover, but probably about half as effective (which is still pretty good -- probably cuts down heat loss by one-half instead of by three-quarters as with a solar cover).

The compound is organic, essentially a long-chain hydrocarbon with an alcohol end. So it will slowly breakdown with chlorine but takes a long time as there are no nitrogen sites. If you use enzymes or non-chlorine shock, then it will likely breakdown faster.

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bill

Liquid solar blankets for pool

Postby bill » Fri 28 Sep, 2007 17:29

My homeowners association is considering using the HeatSavr solar blanket in our pool. We would very much like to hear from organizations using this product, their savings history, and particularly, bad experiences.

Thanks

Bill
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How To Make Your Own Liquid Solar Pool Cover

Postby Mr. Money Saver » Tue 13 May, 2008 21:54

Hello,

Yes, the products you mention work great.

However you can make your own liquid solar pool cover in liquid or powdered formulas.

Check this web site to learn more:
barby102

Liquid solar blanket in a "pill" yay or nay?

Postby barby102 » Sat 14 Mar, 2009 19:14

how do you make solar cover?????????????????????????
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Liquid solar blanket in a "pill" yay or nay?

Postby JFC » Sat 30 May, 2009 12:35

IAre there any dealers in Ontario Canada?


Nicole wrote:My company sells TROPICAL FISH, a single TROPICAL FISH contains liquid which automatically floats to the surface of the pool, and acts as an evaporation inhibitor, much as a conventional solar blanket performs, only much easier to use.

The key ingredient Tropical Fish Liquid Solar Blanket is a non-toxic chemical called HEATSAVER; it is pool filter friendly, does not affect the pool's chemical balance (pH, chlorine, alkalinity) of the water, will not damage vinyl liners or any other pool surfaces, and is absolutely harmless to skin contact. You cannot see it, taste it or smell it in the pool water.

Our company has been in the pool heating business for over nineteen years, we would be more than happy to get you info or answer any of questions, Please feel free to call us or check us out on the web.

Nicole
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Liquid solar blanket in a "pill" yay or nay?

Postby Me... » Sun 31 May, 2009 09:59

There is only one, other claims but only one really works well.

http://www.flexiblesolutions.com/

Should be a way on that site to find a dealer thats close. Best way is their timer/feeder combo. It doesn't make mistakes and its always added. 1 oz. for every 400 sq.ft., at night after closing the pool. They have tons of data from pools that had complete analysis done and it definitely works and saves money. Better than nothing but not as good as a cover.

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