Solar pool covers, which are basically big sheets of bubble pack, have numerous benefits. Here's what they do: warm your pool for free, cut heat losses at night drastically, reduce evaporation drastically, and reduce chemical evaporation. Without a cover, several pounds of chlorine can evaporate in a day and that is a cost that adds up quickly.
It is pretty vital that you get a reel, too. They are worth the money because they reduce the hassle of taking the cover off and putting it back on.
Recently created was Thermo-tex™ - a scientific breakthrough in solar heating. Thermo-tex technology maximizes the heating blanket's ability to absorb thermal energy and maintain it. Superior light diffusion properties enhance the sun's solar rays. The result is a warmer pool, energy conservation and lower operating costs. By minimizing convective heat loss, the blanket is also effective in keeping indoor pools warmer.
With a solar pool cover you can enjoy warmer water in season with water that is 10-15 degrees warmer and it also extends your swimming season considerably.
Another major advantage to swimming pool solar covers is the amount of money you save. They cut heating costs by 70% or more and also cut water evaporation by up to 95% You also save on chemicals and energy and it even keeps the pool cleaner.
Solar pool covers are durable and reliable. Eight foot panels mean fewer seams and fewer problems, and they feature low-density polyethylene made from Dow prime resins that are very durable. For frustration’s sake, pool solar covers are typically ultra lightweight and easy to handle, especially with the reel.
Whether you have an in-ground pool or above-ground, there are many solar pool covers to choose from. 12-mil blankets are loaded with thermal bubbles that retain heat at night and on cloudy cool days. A good choice is the transparent blue-colored cover, which helps insure that the sun's heating rays are reaching your pool water. Your pool will be up to 15°F warmer than an uncovered pool with it, and all blankets are typically U.V.-protected so they will last under the most intense sunlight.
You can also go with a newer Magni-Clear™ solar blanket to heat your pool even faster. This solar pool cover is laced with air bubbles that act as an insulating layer, shielding your pool from cool winds and nighttime cooling. In addition, crystal clear blankets allow more solar heat to reach the depths of your pool and heat it thoroughly.