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Old 10-10-2012, 07:21 PM
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I live in on bushland and have a swimming pool that continuously fills with leaves, dust and pollen. I would like to try and cover the pool with a shade cloth, mostly due to the cost and volume of debris the pool is affected by. Can anyone tell me what effect this could have on solar heating of the water? Most shade cloths have UV ratings but no IR ratings and most posts I have read indicate that UV does not affect heat contact. Any serious response or link greatly appreciated.
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:20 AM
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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I would assume it's proportional to how much light is transmitted.
Even a patio umbrella however usually passes a tiny amount of light, UV and IR though.
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