Solar Covers for Swimming Pools
A swimming pool is no different from any other example of water. This means one of the properties it shares is evaporation. The rate of evaporation and the impact it has on how much water your swimming pool loses varies depending on a number of environmental factors out of your control. These factors include air temperature and humidity, the pool’s temperature, and the speed of which wind hits the surface of your water. A pool cover lends its hand to the homeowner of a swimming pool. Specifically, a solar cover is the optimal solution to save money and energy for outdoor swimming pools. In all cases, the sun is a swimming pool’s best friend. They can work together to refresh any person’s day tenfold. These benefits are reaped inside the water but also environmentally and financially.
A solar pool cover, at its core, is a blanket. It is a giant sheet of plastic made of unique properties specific to cope with the environment. These materials include ultraviolet stabilized, polyethylene, polypropylene, or vinyl. A bubble or a solar cover for your swimming pool, is one of the lowest cost covers. The UV inhibitors and the thicker plastic, similar to bubble wrap, can absorb energy from the sun at a higher rate and output that energy back into your pool as heat.
The best pool solar covers are functionally energy efficient while saving you money at the same time. It is cost efficient by nature because you will not have to buy any expensive heaters to do the same work the sun can do for free! This not only saves you long-term on costs, but the price of a pool solar cover is a one time purchase that beats out the awkward storage and constant maintenance of a big bulky heater. The installation process of a pool solar cover can be done effortlessly. An above ground pool has the solar cover to shield and shelter all year round.