If you have a swimming pool, whether it’s in-ground or above-ground, you likely have a pool cover for it. Many people assume these covers are all about the same, but they actually aren’t. While many are more or fewer tarps, there are a number of other options you can use, including pool solar covers. These covers look more like bubble wrap than a tarp. They’re designed to collect the heat from the sun and from the water in the pool. This provides several different benefits for your swimming pool.
These Covers Heat the Water
Hate getting into a chilly pool? If you make use of a solar cover, you won’t have to worry about getting into cold water. The heat collected by the bubbles in the cover passes down into the water. This can raise the temperature of your pool by as much as 15 degrees. The amount of heat that one of these covers provides depends on how much sunlight the pool gets, the shape and size of the bubbles, and even the cover’s color.
It Saves Water
Using one of these solar cover blankets actually helps reduce the amount of water that evaporates from your above-ground pool. This means you don’t have to add more water to the pool as often, cutting down on how much water you use. This, of course, also cuts down on how much you have to spend on the water. During the summer, your solar cover can reduce the amount of water you use by up to 50 percent.
It Reduces the Chemicals Needed
By slowing the amount of water that evaporates, your solar pool cover also helps reduce the number of chemicals you need to add to your pool. These chemicals help keep your pool clean and make certain that it’s safe to swim in. As water evaporates, though, the chemicals in it also evaporate. Since that won’t happen as much with a solar pool cover, you can reduce the number of chemicals added and save yourself some money.
It’s Environmentally Friendly
In addition to reducing the amount of water you have to add to your pool on a regular basis, using one of these above-ground pool covers is also a great way of protecting the environment. It heats your pool using only solar power, which means you don’t have to use any type of pool heater. That reduces the amount of energy you use on your pool, which in turn can have a fairly large impact on the environment if you heated your pool often. If your pool is in direct sunlight for a good part of the day, you may not even need to use these other heating methods.
Ready to Invest in a Solar Pool Cover?
As you can see, a solar pool cover has a number of different benefits. If you want to know more about these unique pool covers and other useful pool accessories, check out our blog. You can also visit Ace Swim & Leisure in person at one of our four locations in New York and talk to one of our knowledgeable sales associates.