Keep your pool warm for pennies on the dollar? Can't be, right? Yep, it's true. A swimming pool solar blanket is a great heat saver for your pool, spa, jet tubs and hot tub for ultra clean technology. Solar heating blankets are usually made of a resin kind of material. They have thousands of tiny air bubbles designed to heat to your pool using the sun’s rays. About 70% of heat loss is due to evaporation, so getting and using a good cover is one the best ways to keep your hard-earned money in the pool.
They're also a very cheap pool heater. While they don't necessarily "heat" your pool in the strictest sense of the word, they do keep the heat in the water. An inground or above ground solar cover is an effective way to keep your pool naturally heated and with economy in mind.
Solar pool covers can help your pool retain heat and decreased evaporation by 80 - 90%. They are actual a physical barrier that sits on top of the water, thereby preventing evaporation. Solar covers can also:
We can see how much energy and water are lost to evaporation so it’s important to keep water in your pool. When we lose water through evaporation the pool must be topped off again. This new water will be colder than the evaporated water and will require more heating. By using a swimming pool solar cover you can be ensured the heat is not lost and stays in your pool. Some benefits of having a pool solar cover are:
Fall is here and it's time to close your pool, get the safety cover out, and put the solar cover away. Before storing your solar blanket you should take a few steps to ensure it'll be ready next swimming season.
Remove your cover and place it on a large flat area, preferably your lawn. Hard surfaces like concrete can damage the cover, especially if you drag it. Use a soft bristle broom or soft brush and gently sweep the cover to remove any excess dirt and build-up. Soapy water works well to help loosen up dried on dirt. Rinse with clean water. You can easily dry your cover using a leaf blower or hang it up to dry. After one side is dry simply flip it over and dry the other side. After you wash and dry your solar blanket you can place it on your reel and wind it up. If you don't have a reel and want to place it in a large container or bin, gently fold it, place it in the bin, and make sure the lid is securely fastened to keep bugs and critters out. Store the container in a cool area out of direct sunlight.
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Be sure you’re getting true pool solar blankets. There are some solar covers out there that are called “reflective coated solar covers”. These actually do the opposite in heating your pool. The reflective coat reflects the sun’s rays away from your pool. If you want heat in your pool, be sure to look at genuine swimming pool solar covers for your pool.
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