The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Best Swimming Pool Cover

Swimming pools are a great way to cool off during the summer months, but they can also be a source of heat loss if not properly covered. A pool cover is an essential part of pool maintenance and can help keep your pool warm and reduce evaporation. In this article, we'll take an in-depth look at the benefits of using a pool cover, as well as how to purchase and fit a pool cover and roller that fits your pool.

When it comes to choosing a pool cover, there are several factors to consider. The most important factor is the thickness of the air bubbles. The thicker the air bubbles, the more tear-resistant the pool cover will be. Thicker air bubbles also better insulate the pool at night. It is better to use a cover designed specifically for swimming pools. They are made of special materials, such as polyethylene, polypropylene or UV-stabilized vinyl. They can be transparent or opaque, and even come in light or dark colors.

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. To maximize heat retention, select a light color for the pool cover. Darker and blue colors may be better seen on water, but a transparent cover is most effective because it allows the sun's rays to penetrate.

A black cover will heat up quickly, but the long-lasting effects will not be as effective as those of a transparent cover. A solar cover for swimming pools is basically a big solar blanket. It is similar to the very strong bubble wrap that floats on the surface of the pool. It is not necessary to attach it to the pool, as the surface tension and its weight keep it on the surface of the pool.

The normal thickness range of the solar cover ranges from 8 mils to 16 mils. In case you don't know, thousand is one thousandth of an inch (0.001 inch). Sun2Solar Rectangular - 10ft x 16ft to 30ft x 60ft Sun2Solar Round - 12ft to 33ft Diameter Sun2Solar Oval - 10ft x 15ft to 21ft x 41ft.

While not as efficient as a solar blanket, they can reduce pool water evaporation by 50 percent, which can save you money on water, chemicals, and heating. Like any other chemical product, if you add to your pool water, the liquid sun cover is completely safe for people and pets.

In addition to UV light (more of that in a moment), another thing that causes your sun cover to degrade faster is pool chemicals. Protects the pool as part of maintenance when used with other precautions, such as a fence or pool net.

The Blue Wave NS520 is high quality and durable, as it can resist ultraviolet rays and chemicals used in swimming pools. An entry-level cover that doesn't retain much heat (ideal for tropical climates) is the Daisy 250B pool cover. Transparent pool covers will allow heat to enter the pool in the best way, but will not hold it as well as a dark color. Collins recommended Intex covers for above ground pools because of their large selection and affordable price, and while Dobrica said Intex covers aren't usually premium, they're a lower-priced option.

The length of the pool vacuum hose will be the best for your pool when vacuuming is a fairly easy question to answer. Once completely unraveled, the VINGLI pool cover reel set offers an effective area of 14 x 18 feet that is ideal even for large pools.

The higher the pool temperature and wind speed and the lower the humidity, the higher the evaporation rate. Placing bubble wrap on the surface of a pool can work to a certain extent, mainly because it will reduce evaporation of pool water (which is one of the main causes of heat loss).

We've reviewed some of the best solar pool covers available and included five that stood out from the crowd.

Ben Young
Ben Young

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