Solar pool covers capture the energy of the sun and transfer it directly into your pool water to keep it warm. Depending on where you live, a solar pool cover may not keep the water as warm as an electric or gas heater, but the tradeoff is that it can actually save you money by reducing evaporation.
How much will a solar cover heat a pool?
For a pool that is completely covered by a solar blanket, and one that gets at least 6 hours of direct sunlight on the pool, a 10-15-degree F gain is not unusual. Solar Blankets will also reduce heat loss and evaporation by as much as 95%, depending on the amount of surface coverage and the average nightly temperature.
What is the best thickness for solar pool cover?
Most decent solar pool covers come with at least a 2-year warranty. Thickness: The thickness of solar covers ranges from around 8 mils to around 16 mils. As a general rule of thumb, the thicker the cover the better it is at retaining heat.
Should you cover your pool?
In the Spring and Summer months you might not think you need a pool cover. The truth of the matter is, a pool cover does much more than just cover your pool in the winter. A pool cover can keep heat in your pool, leaves out of the pool, and save your chemicals in addition to its safety benefits