How Solar Pool Covers Can Keep Your Pool Heated

by Pool Builders on 10-05-2009 in Articles

Don't you hate it when you spend so much money powering your swimming pool heater and yet it doesn't keep your pool warm enough? Have you switched to using a solar powered heater yet the heating problem hasn't been solved? If you answered yes to both these questions then I suggest you try using solar pool covers to aid in the heating process.

There are many advantages to using this kind of pool cover. Firstly, it helps give additional juice to your solar powered heating device, which is very useful in case you experience a string of cloudy or rainy days where you live. By having more power, your heater becomes more effective without any additional electricity costs.

Did you know that so much of the heat in your water is lost each evening due to evaporation? What the solar pool covers does is prevent the heat from escaping by trapping it in the water. That way, you can enjoy swimming in the warm waters made possible by your pool cover. There are different kinds of pool covers for you to choose from.

For example, there's the thermal bubble cover. This cover is placed directly on top of your pool water where it will float all night. These are most effective during times of the year when the temperature in the air is very far from the temperature in the heated water. Another benefit of using this kind of solar cover is that it's very light and can be stored easily.

A second kind of cover is called the vinyl pool cover. This cover is heavier and is hung over the pool like a canvass awning instead of floating on top of the water. While these covers last longer than the bubble ones, they are slightly less effective and less convenient to handle. Pool covers also help in keeping your pool free from falling leaves, branches and the like.

If you are looking for a cheap and effective way to keep your pool heated all year round, you should definitely buy solar pool covers.

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