sun warming up a paddling pool….cover on or off?

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  • Premier Icon wwaswas
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    I think it depends if it’s on a conveyor belt or not.

    ed34
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    its on a turntable on a conveyor if that helps. Or will this cause a mass cooling effect rather than heating?

    sharkbait
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    On I would have thought. If you fill it slowly the water would heat up flowing through the hose pipe.
    Washed my boat down last week and the water was hot!

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    I’d leave the cover on, if only to stop it filling up with dead flies, bird poo and stuff blowing in it.

    bigrich
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    paint it black.

    CaptJon
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    bigrich – Member
    paint it black.

    Don’t be stupid, you can’t paint water. Put a small camping stove underneath to heat it up.

    johndoh
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    You could put black dye in the water though…

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    use blue food colouring and then dress the kids as smurfs post splash about?

    ed34
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    got a 60cm deep paddling pool filled yesterday so a tiny bit chilly still, came with a loose fitting plastic sheet cover (not one of the bubble wrap solar cover things).

    Anyway if its not used in the day will it warm quicker with cover on or off? Cover is dark blue so i’m thinking leave it on when kids arent in it.

    Premier Icon Flaperon
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    Cover on, but lay it on the water.

    johndoh
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    Fill it with ducks – instant duck down duvet.

    Saccades
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    Cover off during the day and put the cover on at night to reduce the thermal loss.

    sharkbait
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    Whatever you do it’ll be warm 10 mins after they’ve peed in it 🙂

    Premier Icon cloudnine
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    I’ve cut a piece of black plastic dpm the shape of the pool that sits on the surface.. or just fill it from the hot water tap

    FunkyDunc
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    Your supposed to use your kettle to fill it up !

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