Intex Solar Heater Mat
The New Intex Solar Heater Mat is a black mat with nearly 200 ft of heat absorbing channels. Slowly run your pool water through the thick rubber passageways, and they absorb heat from the sun, returning to the pool noticeably warmer, by several degrees. Keep recirculating your pool during direct sunlight, and you can raise the water temp several degrees - for each Intex solar mat installed. Daisy chain up to 4 together for maximum heat gain.
Intex Solar Heater Mats can be installed on the ground, but it's best to install on plywood or sheet metal, or even an old wood palette, to keep them dry. It's also helpful to angle the Intex Solar Mat, towards the south, and pitched at a 30-35 degree angle to the sun, for more heat absorption.
Intex Solar Heater Mats are intended for small Intex and Bestway softsided pools, and are not suited for larger and deeper aboveground pools. The Intex solar heater will fit any Intex pool, but performs best on pools with 2500-5000 gallons, or up to 18' round.