Solar pool covers are inexpensive and easy to put over the pool. They help keep heater costs to a minimum, but, and we have to stress this: they offer absolutely NO SAFETY FEATURES.
A Solar Cover offers pool owners an inexpensive way to cover your swimming pool and help reduce water evaporation. Solar covers are meant for everyday use during the pool season, but are not meant for winterizing your pool. Solar covers will help transfer the sun's rays into your pool water while also reducing the evaporation of water from your pool. Over 70% of your pools' heat loss comes from evaporation.
Solar covers are relatively easy to put on and take off on a daily basis, but we must stress they don’t provide any safety features. If you are looking for a pool cover to help heat your pool and keep it clean, look at our automatic pool cover they also provide great safety for you and your family.
Solar covers are nothing more than “glorified bubble wrap” intended solely to reduce evaporation. To make your life even easier with the cover, Penguin Pools offers reels to aid you in rolling your solar covers in and out each day. If you don't want to deal with the hassle of a solar cover and where you put it when it isn't on the pool, we also offer CoverFree a liquid alternative.
Solar pool covers save money by eliminating energy costs that it would take to use a pool heater, retaining pool water and cutting back on chemical loss that also occurs due to evaporation. Solar pool covers save time by making pool maintenance much easier.
- Rectangle Solar Cover Price Range: $250 – $450
- Duration: 2 – 3 years
CoverFree Liquid Pool Solar Blanket
Liquid pool covers have been proven to reduce overnight heat loss by about 50%, so if you are not heating your pool, you will be able to keep your water warmer, for a longer period of time. As an added bonus, a liquid cover will also lower your water loss, so you won't have to refill your pool as often!
- CoverFree Solar Cover: $36
- Dosage: 4oz
- Duration: 1 week
- Bottles per Season: ~2
No need to mess with a solar cover and try to find a place to store it, CoverFree is a liquid that you apply weekly with no hassle or mess.