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How Do Solar Pool Covers Work?

The easy passage of light allowed by the translucent material is best for heating. Short wave length solar energy passes easily through the blanket (generating heat like a magnifying glass), this heat is retained by the insulating qualities of the air pockets (similar to double glazing). Darker material tends to impede the flow of light; silver backed material tends to reflect the light like a mirror.

The Solar Pool Blanket material is an excellent thermal conductor (transfers the solar heating quickly to the water). Meaning the blanket heats up and cools down quickly not wasting any solar energy on heating itself up or staying warm. The blanket is an excellent insulator, because the layer of air that sits between the blanket and water, and the air in the bubbles themselves. This air creates a buffer between the blanket and the water that greatly reduces the heat flow out. The blanket also reduces evaporation by 97%. Evaporation is the loss of warm moist air into the atmosphere.

Put simply, a Solar Pool Blanket transfers solar heat quickly into the water without wasting energy on heating itself up or staying warm, and the heating gains made during the day are not lost overnight because of the blankets insulation properties.

Benefits of a Solar Pool Covers

 

1. This swimming pool solar heater will raise the water temperature by up to 8 degrees.
Correctly fitted, solar pool covers convert your pool into a giant swimming pool solar heater, absorbing maximum energy and temperature through the day and preventing heat loss as the outside temperature falls overnight.
2. Solar pool covers will stop up to 97% of evaporation.
During the hot summer months, evaporation can cause the average household pool to loose up to 10,000 litres of water per month.
3. Solar pool covers will greatly reduce your chemical costs.
By keeping your evaporation to an absolute minimum, it will reduce the amount of chemicals required to maintain the correct chemical balance. Solar pool covers also stop chemicals dissipating from the surface.
4. Solar pool covers will keep leaves, dust and debris out of your pool.
Using  swimming pool covers, leaves and debris can be quickly hosed off to be collected in the skimmer box. Our solar pool covers save you hours each year in time consuming vacuuming and cleaning.
5. It will extend your summer swimming season dramatically.
By using a  swimming pool solar heater blanket you can swim longer. Longer through the year and longer through the day. Daisy solar pool covers let you enjoy your pool more by allowing you to swim in the months that you should be able to but your pool just hasn’t been warm enough.
 6. Solar pool covers can lower pool heating costs by around 40%.Solar pool covers reduce evaporative heat loss, putting paid to rising energy costs.
Installing swimming pool covers is easy to do with a normal pair of scissors.
(i) Ensure your pool water level is correct.
(ii) Daisy solar pool covers should be laid bubble side down on the water of you pool.
(iii) Smooth all air bubbles out with your pool broom.
(iv) Solar pool covers should be cut to the shape of your pool with a normal pair of scissors, leaving approximately 75mm rising up the side (of your pool). Check your solar pool covers regularly to ensure they are still sitting correctly.

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