In the Northeast, the swimming season is typically June, July and August. But what if you could extend your pool season without breaking the bank? While some pool owners turn to pool heaters, there’s a more affordable alternative – the solar cover. Most people have found that they can extend their pool season by at least a month (2 weeks in May and 2 weeks in September).
How Solar Covers Work
Solar covers are designed to cover your pool when not in use to prevent heat loss caused by evaporation. They’re made with special materials that absorb sunlight and transfer the heat to the water. Solar covers also feature air bubbles that serve as insulation, helping prevent water evaporation to keep the water at a comfortable temperature – especially when temperatures dip at night.
Prolong Your Swim Season
When you purchase a solar cover for your in-ground or aboveground pool, you invest in a longer pool season. Because solar covers convert solar radiation into heat, you can enjoy comfortable pool temperatures for longer than you would be able to without a cover. This keeps your pool warm even if your home doesn’t get direct sunlight. Best of all, there’s no cost associated with using solar covers after the initial purchase.
Additional Solar Cover Benefits
If you already have a pool heater, don’t write off solar covers just yet. Because of the insulative properties of these types of covers, they help reduce the loss of heat and thus reduce the run cost of your heater unit. That means you can enjoy a longer swim season without having to fork over serious amounts of cash to keep your pool water at the ideal temp.
Last but not least, solar covers help minimize chemical depletion. Without a cover, your pool water will evaporate at surprising rates, affecting the water’s chemical balance. However, when you use solar covers, you can decrease your chemical consumption by cracking down on evaporation.
Invest in Solar Covers
Enjoy comfortable water temperatures in season and out when you purchase a solar cover for your pool. Stop into Monarch Pools & Spas at 180 Furler St in Totowa, NJ to shop our selection of pool covers.