The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Best Pool Cover

When it comes to choosing the best pool cover, there are a few factors to consider. The type of pool cover you choose will depend on your most urgent needs, such as safety, thermal efficiency, and chemical regulation. If you have small children or pets, a hard or automatic cover is the best option. For those who live in a colder climate, a sun cover is a good option. A basic safety cover keeps debris out of your pool without breaking the bank. No matter what type of pool cover you choose, it's important to invest in a high-quality cover that will last you for many years. Without any cover, the pool water absorbs a substantial amount of sunlight. A white plaster pool with an average depth of 4.5 feet absorbs approximately 60% of the sun's energy. This energy will heat the pool about 0.7°F per hour under the midday sun. If thermal efficiency is the main goal of a pool cover, then a floating cover is your best choice. When installed, floating covers will also reduce evaporation by at least 95%. However, remember that this cover will not keep the pool clean. For this cover to meet safety regulations, it must be perfectly rectangular with square corners and there must also be at least 3 feet of concrete surrounding the pool.

Blue solar pool covers

are the best option when it comes to UV rays absorption. According to James Collins, vice president of curriculum development at Goldfish Swimming School, blue covers better absorb UV rays than other types of covers. A transparent cover will heat water more but it doesn't offer much chemical regulation. UV rays can make chlorine less effective as a disinfectant and algae can bloom in your pool. When taken out of the box, the sun blanket will probably hang over the sides of the pool, especially if you have a uniquely shaped pool. Fortunately, Blue Wave's affordable Bronze Series covers aren't just available for above ground pools and can be trimmed to fit any size and shape without voiding the manufacturer's warranty. A solar collar can help heat a pool by an additional 5 degrees for every 12 hours of coverage and reduce evaporation from the pool which consequently reduces heat loss and helps keep important chemicals in the water. Above ground pool covers are placed over the top of the pool and then clamped into position with cables. It can raise the water temperature up to 15 degrees and at the same time reduce the amount of debris that falls into the pool. However, know that you can trim most pool covers to fit the specific size and shape of your pool without voiding the manufacturer's warranty. Always check the safety notes of the brand you choose before using it and before letting your pets into the pool.
Ben Young
Ben Young

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