How big should my solar cover be?

How big should my solar cover be?

How big should my solar cover be?

Solar Cover Sizing To determine what size solar pool cover you need, simply measure the longest and widest points of the pool. When the cover is installed, it’s best to completely covers the water surface so there aren’t any gaps for heat to escape.

Is a pool solar cover worth it?

The short answer is yes. It has been scientifically proven by at least 3 studies that solar blankets help to warm swimming pools. They also help to retain pool heat at night, help to reduce humidity and help to save on energy costs.

How hot can a pool get with a solar cover?

Solar covers work to raise the temperature by the pool up to 12 degrees because the tiny air pockets capture heat from the sun and transfer it to the pool water while also acting as insulators to prevent heat from escaping off of the surface of the water.

Can you use a chlorine floater with a solar cover?

While a floating chlorine dispenser is ok, they don’t float so well when they’re jammed under a cover. They will simply sit there, and cause a large concentration of chlorine in one area – and will damage your cover (causing bleach spots/burn), and probably damage the pool finish too.

Is clear or blue solar cover better?

The transparency of the clear solar cover more of the sun’s UV rays to penetrate through the cover and heat the pool greater than the blue solar cover.

Should I leave my solar pool cover on during the day?

When do I use my solar blanket? You can leave your pool cover on any time you’re not swimming. In fact, it’s recommended. During daylight hours, the more you keep the pool cover on, the more efficiently it will heat your pool.

Does a pool warm up faster with the solar cover on or off?

Solar covers will help a pool warm up faster in the spring and help maintain warmth in a pool a little longer in the fall but one misconception about them is that they will warm up a pool in the dead of winter, which simply is not the case.

What’s the difference between a blue or clear solar cover?

Both clear and blue solar covers help pools retain heat. However, clear covers release more heat because they do not absorb any heat themselves. Blue covers absorb some UV rays themselves, so they retain heat while transferring less of it into the water than clear covers (2).

Can you run the pump and filter with solar cover on?

Is It Safe To Run The pool Pump With The Pool Cover On? It is safe to run the pool pump and filter with a swimming pool cover on. The pool cover doesn’t in any way stop or hinder the pool pump from circulating the water or carrying out its function.