- (June 22, 2008) I purcahsed the soalr rings with the thought that my wife would be able to remove them on her own for the kids to swim. Also thought they would keep in some heat from the heater and save money.first the on line calculator was wrong type in size of pool and was told needed 14 rings at 18.00 each wrong needed 24.So far I ave spent 2 times what a regular solar cover would have been. ok so we inflate all 24 rings (not to much air but not to little) as they float in the pool they do interconnect, makes easy for removal, not so easy for install in pool because they can not overlap there are gaps between the rings and the sides of the pool,the heat escaps anyway.I would not recomend this product to
- (June 08, 2008) I bought this brand of heater for my above ground pool last year. I immediately started having problems. The unit started leaking before I had the gas installed! Then, the Hayward company made accusations that the alkalinity in my pool water may have caused the problem. There was no problems with my chemically balanced pool water! I could see it was a factory defect in the solder of the copper tubing. Anyway, I replaced the heat exchanger, and it seemed OK. Now, just a few months later... the heater will not work! The unit will not ignite and it is wasting gas! I attempted to resolve the situation by contacting the pool store, in which they informed me to contact a Hayward representative. Af
- (May 22, 2008) More than half of mine developed small tears by season 2. I think this may be caused by stacking them and having to peel them apart ( heat makes them stick together). This year I'm shopping for a towel holder with arms that would be strong enough to hold them when not in use. Definately do not put stacked sun rings in direct sunlight; 3 of mine actually scorched! They have to be individually inflated at the beginning of each swim season and this is a bit of a pain ( I have 25!)but overall it sure beats dragging the blue solar covers on and off.
- (04/09/13) Well built. Takes many revolutions to go from full open to full close. It's whole bore as well (unlike many, if not most, ball valves). Not really what you want for a shut-off (too many turns), but excellent as a flow limiter.
- (08/07/13) The pump works good when it works. Bought my pool last year and this year the pump died. Not impressed with this product at all. And beacuse its attached to the pool I cant put a different type of pump on it. I tryed but the hole fittings are bigger then my other stationary pumps. Not a good setup!
- (30/05/13) I'm able to run 7 sprinkler zones on this pump making my watering needs quick and my electrical consumption low.