The Benefit of Solar Pool Covers

November 10, 2023

Ignore the older rectangular inground pools the world was inundated with for years. Today’s styles for inground fibreglass pools include oval, tear-drop, diamond shaped and more. If you have the space, a swimming pool builder can create nearly any shape you have in mind, and with such a large range of shapes, the demand for different types of pool covers has grown rapidly.

A frequently asked question is how well solar pool covers work and what benefits they provide.

Pool owners save time and money by using a pool cover. There is less cleaning because the cover keeps debris and dirt out of the pool when it’s not in use. The cover also reduces water evaporation at night when the outside air is cooler than the water in the pool.

Solar pool covers, also known as solar blankets, are huge pieces of hybrid bubble wrap that float on the surface of the pool. It is easy to cut to fit any size or design pool.

Sunlight easily passes through the bubbles to heat the water.  The air in the bubbles holds the heat in and reduces water loss. As a result, heating costs are reduced.

The major benefit being that your family and friends can swim comfortably well past the end of the typical swimming season.