If you are looking for ways to heat your above ground pool and have done research online, you have probably come across advertisements and information about swimming pool solar covers. Here at The Pool Factory we always recommend solar covers to our customers, as they provide a great value to above ground swimming pool owners.
Materials used in a Solar Heat Pool Cover
Solar Covers are made from a durable polymer material with thousands of tiny sealed air bubbles, designed to capture and transmit solar heat into your pool. There are two types of solar covers that we offer; the Heavy Duty Blue Solar Cover and the Space Age Silver/Blue Solar Cover. The Heavy Duty Blue Solar Cover is 8-mil in thickness and comes with a 3-year manufacturer’s pro-rated warranty. The Space Age Silver/Blue Solar Cover is 12-mil in thickness and has a 5-year manufacturer’s pro-rated warranty.
How does a Solar Heat Pool Cover Work?
The main objective of a solar cover is to capture the heat from the sun and transfer it to your pool water. Keeping the solar cover on your swimming pool during the nighttime hours will also help prevent heat loss and chemical dissipation. Many pool owners use a solar cover in combination with their pool heater. This is important because it lessens the amount of time you need to run your pool heater, which in turn saves you money on utilities, whether it’s your gas or electric bill. Lowering the run time of your pool heater will also extend the heater’s lifespan.
Reduces Amount of Pool Evaporation
The majority of a swimming pool’s heat loss is due to evaporation. Evaporation is also one of the ways that pools can lose a significant amount of chemicals that need to be replaced. By trapping the heat, a solar cover will reduce evaporation by approximately 95% and will save up to 50% on pool chemical usage.
Aids in Pool Maintenance
Solar Covers also act as a barrier to prevent leaves and debris from entering the swimming pool, thereby reducing the time you need to spend on maintenance. This will help lighten the load of your filter system reducing the amount of times you need to backwash your sand/D.E. filter or clean off your cartridge filter.
Solar Reels Make Solar Cover Storage Easy!
If you would like to be able to easily remove your solar cover from your above ground pool you can purchase the Aboveground Elite Solar Cover Reel or the FeherGuard Premium Solar Cover Reel. A solar cover reel helps a homeowner to remove and place down the solar cover each day. The reel attaches to either side of the pool deck with a hand crank on either one or both sides. Solar covers can be unrolled to put the cover on the pool or rolled up when someone wants to swim.
Solar Blankets are made from a durable polymer material with thousands of tiny sealed air bubbles, designed to capture and transmit solar heat into your pool. Solar Blankets also act as a barrier to prevent leaves and debris from entering the pool, thereby reducing the time you need to spend on maintenance.