How Water Movement Affects Liquid Solar Pool Covers
- “I have a pool vacuum...”
- “What if my pump and filter system stay on...”
- “I have a chlorine shark that swims around all the time...”
- “I swim in my pool...”
- “My kids leave pool noodles in the water...”
The simple answer is yes, these things will affect the liquid cover, BUT to such a minimal degree that you probably will not notice the slightest difference.
Basically, how the liquid cover works is by spreading a very thin layer over your pool water, which you will not see, smell, taste or feel and which is completely safe. When there is any movement in the water, be it a swimmer, a chlorine shark or a pool noodle, the product will move away slightly, and form itself around the item in the water. If the item is moving, the product will continually re-form itself behind the movement. As such, the product will still be working for you even if your pool jets are continuously running.
The same logic applies to windy days. Yes the liquid solar cover will be blown to one side of the pool when the weather is blustery, but as soon as the wind dies down, the product will respread itself to cover the entire surface of the pool.
That's one of the nicest things about a liquid blanket—they are always protecting your pool from heat loss, even when you're in it, whereas a plastic or bubble pool blanket is only effective when your pool is closed and unavailable to you.
I hope this helps, but feel free to leave a comment if you would like a more scientific explanation.
My pool as a hot tub built in and when the hot tub isn't running there is a water fall effect from the tub to the pool - how badly will that disrupt the liquid cover and since the hot tub and pool share the same water source will running and heating the hot tub create any adverse affects?
Would most if not all of the HeatSavr end up in our D.E. Filtration Tank floating on the surface where there is little mixing with the return flow? Also, is there an easy way to detect the presence of HeatSavr in our pool?