We offer a complete measure and install service incorporating the best solar bubble covers, stainless steel and aluminum roller assemblies for corrosion resistance.
Outdoor swimming pools absorb up to 85 percent of direct solar energy from the water's surface. However, when not in direct sunlight, pools lose energy and warmth in cooler air. A solar pool cover optimizes solar energy absorption and conserves heat by sealing it in the water. Our quality covers can raise the temperature of a pool as much as 5 degrees Celsius over a week in summer. According to the Energy Star organization, covering a pool when it is not being used is the most effective way to save on heating costs.
Even a sheet of heavy plastic helps capture the heat of direct sunlight on an outdoor pool, but solar pool covers have air chambers that magnify solar energy before emitting it to cooler water below. Solar covers are passive devices that capture energy by being positioned in sunlight, and then help insulate the surface of the pool with trapped air to minimise heat loss after the sun goes down.
Solar pool covers, also called bubble covers or solar blankets, are the least expensive and easiest to handle for pool owners. The air bubbles that cover the surface of most solar pool covers absorb the sun's warmth and transfer it to the cooler pool surface. The cover seals in the heat, preventing it from escaping back into the air. This process is most effective when the sun is shining directly on the water. During the night, bubbles act as insulators to hold in heat, but a solar cover does allow some warmth to escape due to basic physics. The outside of the cover becomes cooler than the inside and reverses the thermal collection process.
Bubble covers are lighter in weight than protective pool covers designed to keep people and animals out. We supply and install high quality covers made from 450-650 micron polyethylene or polypropylene UV resistant material.
Solar pool covers do more than just trap the sun's heat in a swimming pool. They keep out leaves, dust, and other debris that blow into an uncovered pool, and thus reduce the frequency of skimming and vacuuming chores. They minimize water evaporation and conserve water so that pool owners do not have to add water as often. Bubble covers also help owners conserve sanitizing chemicals, which slows their dissipation. Some experts estimate total dollar savings of using a pool cover to be 50 percent of total overall operation and maintenance costs.