SolarPill I/G Pools (Up to 30,000 Gal) - AP72

Model # AP72

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Model # AP72

Product Description

The SolarPill provides you with a solar blanket effect for your pool all in one simple pill. This easy to use item gives prevents pool water evaporation and heat loss with an invisible layer of non-toxic, biodegradable film. This item is so easy, just simply place SolarPill in your pool's skimmer and you're done. The SolarPill works like a conventional solar blanket, but without the hassel.

SolarPill Features:

    • Patented time-release system for complete coverage
    • Simply drop in pool's skimmer
    • Will NOT be affected by automatic pool cleaners
    • One pill treats up to 30,000 gallons
    • Prevents pool water evaporation and heat loss
    • Saltwater compatible

Product Specifications

Treatment Capacity:
30,000 gal.

?     Asked on 3/16/2017 by Brian

Will this prevent heat loss as well as a eight mill solar blanket? I have solar, and the blanket helps to preserve the heat. If the pill cannot work as well, then all that heat will be lost.

A  Answered on 3/17/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Andy O.

Hello Brian- I would recommend going with Natural Chemistry COVER FREE 1 Gallon - 07109 as this would be the closest to having an actual cover as you can get.

?     Asked on 8/10/2015 by

doesn't this stop the flow of water going in the skimmer

A  Answered on 8/10/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Joe S.

This product will not prevent flow into the skimmer

?     Asked on 2/17/2012 by Guest

Can I use 2 of these for a 61,000 gallon pool?

A  Answered on 2/17/2012 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Although 2 of these solar pills would be adequate, I would recommend using 3. All pools will experience splash out and evaporation. When you add water to the pool you will be diluting the chemicals inside of the solar pill.

?     Asked on 12/6/2009 by Guest

How long does the solar pill last?

A  Answered on 12/6/2009 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

The AP72 solar pill will treat a 30,000 gallon pool for one month. Replace the solar pill when necessary to maintain your desired water temperature.


Est. Repair Time

Less than 1 hr

Tools Needed


Losing 5 degrees overnight

Written on 8/3/2020 by Mack

Make sure to put 2 holes in the ball and set it in the skimmer or the pool. It will take about a week to empty out (shake the ball a few times when swimming). It cut my heat loss from 5 degrees to only 2 degrees overnight. I feel that it works better than the other products and is well worth the price.

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