A solar cover is a large sheet of plastic that covers your swimming pool. Solar covers are designed to collect the sun’s heat and trap it in the pool, helping to keep the pool warm during the day and preventing heat loss during cool evenings. The sun warms the bubbles on the solar cover, which then transfer the heat down into the pool water. Solar covers are an affordable way to heat your pool and extend your swimming season.
Other than the initial cost of the solar blanket, there are no other costs associated with operating a solar cover. Depending on the amount of sun your pool gets during the day and the size of your pool, a solar cover can raise the temperature of your pool water by up to 10 degrees. A solar cover will also help your pool retain heat on cool evenings when the air temperature drops below the temperature of the water. Solar covers are suitable for any type of pool, and are a great way to extend your swimming season while providing an affordable way to heat your swimming pool.