Solar Sun Rings are a passive solar swimming pool heating device made from 2 sheets of heavyweight U.V resistant vinyl.
The upper clear layer holds insulating air and focuses sunlight on the blue lower layer. The blue lower layer absorbs 50% of the sunlight and converts it to heat. The balance of the sunlight is allowed to pass through for deep water heating.
How Do Solar Sun Rings Work ?
At night the contained air acts as an insulating blanket to retain heat gained during daylight. Solar Sun Rings are equipped with six magnets to improve clarity and decrease hardness of the water in your pool. The magnets are positioned to facilitate rafting. The strength of the magnets will permit single position removal but will easily separate to prevent entrapment in accidental falls.
Solar Sun Rings were designed to be compatible with automatic pool cleaners. In the event the suction hose catches on a ring, the ring will separate from the raft to allow the pool cleaner to continue. Neither water nor pool chemicals can evaporate through the Solar Sun Rings two layers of heavyweight vinyl. You will save water and chemicals about equal to the percentage of the surface covered. Once the water in your pool has reached adequate temperature, Solar Sun Rings may be turned over to conserve water by limiting evaporation without significantly heating the water.
*They are safe to use with children around as they separate to prevent entangling and entrapment.*
How Many Solar Sun Rings Do I Need ?
Remember: 70 to 80% surface coverage is all that is needed for efficient thermal heating and retention here in the United Kingdom.
Are Solar Sun Rings Compatible With My Pool ?
Solar Sun Rings may be used on all chlorine or salt water system pools, whether in ground or above ground.
How Do I Clean My Solar Sun Rings ?
After removal from the swimming pool Solar Sun Rings can be easily cleaned with a sponge and white vinegar solution.
Solar Sun Rings Help Your Pool Stay Clean
Your pool requires some direct sunlight and open water to stay healthy. The open water around the raft of Solar Sun Rings and the triangle caused by the convergence of three Solar Sun Rings is by design. These open areas allow your pool to receive some direct sunlight. This sunlight will greatly reduce the incidence of mustard algae.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE:
The inner grid should be inflated orally with about two large breaths of air for an average person. Do not use more air, two breaths is all that is needed. Close the valve. Bunch up the SSR and move the contained air around to separate both layers of plastic. The SSR cannot be made to lie flat unless the layers are separated. The SSR should be about the size of a soccer ball when bunched up.
Inflate the outer ring orally until it is firm. Close the valve. Place each SSR single layer in direct sunlight on a flat non-abrasive surface until the packing lines relax. This should take from 30 minutes to 3 hours depending on the intensity of the sun. If the SSR does not lie flat after the packing lines are relaxed, examine the SSR for areas not separated. If the SSR still does not lie flat measure the diameter. A properly inflated SSR is 59 inches or 149.86cm in diameter. If the SSR is smaller use the deflation tube provided to let air out of the inner grid until it lies flat. Excessive air in the grid section, deep packing lines and failure to separate both layers of plastic will all cause the outer edge to curl and distort.
One ring is 5ft in diameter.
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HOW TO USE THE SOLAR SUN RINGS
HEATING: Once the Solar Sun Rings are inflated, cover up to 70% to 80% of the surface of your pool with Solar Sun Rings by placing the blue colored side on the water. You should not cover more than 70% of the surface on deep pools and not more than 80% on shallow pools. For the best solar effect, keep the upper surface of the Solar Sun Rings clean and clear.
COOLING: Turn the Solar Sun Rings over so the blue side is up. The Solar Sun Rings do not heat water efficiently when upside down.
WATER AND CHEMICAL SAVING: Neither water nor chemicals can evaporate through the two layers of heavyweight vinyl. You will save on water and chemicals about equal to the actual percentage of water covered.