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Swimming Pool Solar Covers

December 28, 2010

Please visit Mega Pool and Spa for more information on solar blankets

Swimming pool solar covers lay directly on the water and trap heat which allows you to swim in water 10-15 degrees warmer than normal. You can start swimming earlier in the year and close the pool later than you usually would.

     These insulating thermal blankets are made of plastic and contain thousands of air bubbles. Sunlight is able to pass through the sheet to heat the water, but the thickness of the plastic and the air pockets act as an insulating barrier to retain the heat in the water. By trapping the heat from leaving, you will not need to run your pool heater as much. You can easily trim the covers to fit and they can be rolled up used with a solar reel or folded and put away.

     Evaporation is a main cause of heat loss. These “bubble covers” as they are also called, act as a barrier to stop your water and chemicals from entering the air.

     We offer two styles of solar covers. The blue opaque solar pool blankets covers are the standard 8mil for above ground pools or 12mil for inground pools. The Magni Clear solar pool covers are 14 gauge and since they are clear and not as opaque, they allow more sunlight to penetrate to the pool surface.

     Covers should be used when the pool is not in use. If there is a lot of sunlight or the ambient temperature is high, you may not need to cover your pool during the day, but it’s a good idea to cover your swimming pool at night to prevent heat and chemical evaporation. On cloudy as well as windy days, it’s recommended to keep the pool covered.

     When you first get your blanket, lay it out and wait a few days before you trim it to size. You want to allow the blanket to shrink and expand due to the folds, pleats, and exposure to sunlight. Then, you can use a pair of scissors to trim the cover to size as close to the pool wall if needed. The solar cover should be placed on the water with the bubble side down, smooth side up. This increases the surface area for the sun to penetrate and makes the air bubbles act as insulation to keep the heat from escaping.

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inground pool solar blanket

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Magni Clear Swimming Pool Solar Covers have great reviews

February 17, 2009

Please visit Mega Pool and Spa to  buy clear swimming pool solar covers

Use our new MagniClear solar blankets to heat your pool faster. Our blankets are laced with air bubbles that act as an insulating layer, shielding your pool from cool winds and nighttime cooling. In addition, our clear blankets allow more solar heat to reach the depths of your pool and heat it thoroughly.

Our Magni Clear solar blankets are made of 14gauge material so they will outlast most other in-ground blankets on the market. They are backed by a 6-Year Manufacturer Warranty.

Invest in the solar blanket that will give you the best heating you can buy Magni-Clear!

Where to buy solar fish for swimming pools

January 29, 2009

Liquid Solar Swimming Pool Blankets are an efficient way to keep your swimming pool water warmer and prevent water evaporation.

Each solar fish has a small computer chip that accurately and slowly dispenses the right amount of liquid for your swimming pool.

This liquid floats to the top of your swimming pool and creates a barrier.

LiquidHeat is biodegradable, environmentally safe, non-toxic and totally harmless to all swimmers and harmless to pets drinking from the pool surface.

Your TURBO or CLASSIC will not affect the chemical balance (PH, chlorine, alkalinity) of the pool. It will not affect the plumbing or filtration and will not damage vinyl liners or any other pool surfaces in any way.

For more information on the Tropical Fish Liquid Solar Blanket, click here.

We sell Two Different Types of these liquid solar fish.

The Classic Tropical Fish is sold in packs of three. This fish is good for pools with a surface area of less than 400 square feet and should last approximately 30 days.

The Turbo Tropical fish is sold in packs of two. Each fish lasts approximately 60 days in pools up to 400 square feet or about 30 days in pools up to 800 square feet.

Canadians – No duties on this product! We can ship this from Canada

What’s the difference between blue and clear swimming pool solar covers?

May 17, 2008

At , we have great prices on solar covers for inground and above ground swimming pool solar covers.

Swimming pool solar covers are plastic covers that you lay ontop of your swimming pool. These types of covers do not lay on the deck or wrap around the outside like a winter pool cover. Swimming pool covers allow sunlight to pass through and heat your pool water. The covers are made with hundreds or thousands of small bubbles that act as insulation.

Sunlight passes through the swimming pool solar blanket and heats the water. The bubbles help stop the heat from rising and the heated water from evaporating. The solar blankets are UV protected so the plastic will last for years under the hot sun. These covers are easily cut with a pair of scissors so you can trim to fit your pool if you have a free form pool.

A clear solar blanket is thicker and allows more sunlight to pass through and heat the swimming pool water. Clear swimming pool blankets are heavier than blue blankets, so you’ll need a high quality swimming pool solar reel to support the weight.

A blue swimming pool solar blanket is more opaque and not as thick as the clear swimming pool solar covers. Blue pool thermal blankets are more economical and about 8 mil thickness.

Above ground swimming pool solar covers come in a variety of sizes for round and oval swimming pools.

Inground swimming pool solar covers come in standard rectangular sizes and can be custom made for free form pools.

Clear swimming pool solar blanket