A Solar Pool Cover, also known as a solar blanket, is the most affordable kind of swimming pool cover. Solar Pool Covers or Blankets resemble giant sheets of bubble wrap. The bubbles trap heat from the sun and diffuse the heat to the pool, keeping the water temperature inviting and warm. The solar cover also helps to lock in the heat of the water and prevents it from escaping into the cool night time air.
Removing a solar pool cover is easy because the solar covers float freely on top of a pool without tie-downs or anchors to hold them in place. All you need to do is pull the pool cover off the pool and store it. Unfortunately, this job can be a bit sloppy - imagine folding a giant wet blanket by yourself - but requesting the help of a friend or family member, or the help of a solar pool cover reel, makes the task much easier. Solar covers are usually folded and stored or rolled-up on a large reel and wheeled out of the way.
The more heat that a Solar Blanket can gather throughout the day, the longer it can extend your swimming season. For this reason, they are ideal for use in sunny environments. Solar pool covers can increase water temperature by as much as 10-15 degrees. It is important to remember that, although any cover will reduce some of the leaves and other debris that enter a pool, solar pool covers are not specifically designed to keep a pool clean, nor are they considered safety covers. Solar pool covers must be removed completely from the swimming pool before anyone enters the water.
Solar Pool Covers work just as well on Above Ground and In Ground Swimming Pools.
Last Updated: 10/16/2013 03:15 AM - ID:1173