Top 7 Solar Covers for Above Ground

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Top 7 Solar Covers for Above Ground

 

1. Doheny’s Clear -Tek Micro-Bubble Solar Covers for Above Ground Swimming Pools

INCREASE YOUR POOL’S SOLAR ENERGY ABSORPTION UP TO 25%! What’s the exclusive tech in our Clear-Tek? Crafted from the highest quality UV-Stabilized Polyethylene, our new Micro-Bubble Solar Covers offer the newest in solar cover technology! With over TWICE the bubbles than standard solar covers we can deliver nearly double the amount of heat transfer providing a more efficient, complete and uniform delivery of eco-friendly solar heat! A transparent or ‘clear’ bubble cover may increase pool solar energy absorption by 15%-25% — while a non-transparent cover will reduce it by 20%-40%. You need to consider this when selecting a pool cover. Easy Install Cut with scissors to fit any shape or size pool without voiding warranty. Unlike reflective solar covers that keep the sunshine out, Doheny’s CLEAR-TEK Micro-Bubble Solar Covers allow the sun’s rays to penetrate and warm your pool water. See what the Department of Energy has to say about solar cover energy saving. ~Published by the United States Department of Energy Did you know? According to the Department of Energy, 75% of a swimming pool’s heat loss is due to evaporation. A solar cover minimizes heat loss from evaporation by acting as a barrier between your pool water and the air. Specifically, you can reduce your heating costs by up to 70%. Covering your pool when it is not in use is the single most effective means of reducing your pool’s heating cost, can reduce chemical consumption by up to 60% and conserves water loss by up to 50%. “Aluminized” Covers Reflective or “aluminized” layers found within some solar covers tend to be extremely heavy and difficult to manage because, by definition – they are dipped in an aluminum alloy. This process can also make solar covers appear a darker gray in color which reduces heat absorption by water.

 

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This solar cover has definitely made a difference in our water temperature. The water is about 5-10 degrees warmer and it prevents a lot of leaves from getting in the pool. However, the cover is heavy and awkward to take on/off, especially if only one person tries to do it alone.

 

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2. Blue Wave NS110 8-mil Solar Blanket for Round Above-Ground Pools

Reduce chemical and water evaporation with our 8-mil Solar Blanket for Round Above-Ground Pools. In order to optimize heat retention, this blanket has an opaque, blue color that allows the maximum amount of sunlight to reach the water. This innovative technology can increase your pool’s temperature up to 15 degrees Fahrenheit. Thermal bubbles retain warmth even after the sun is gone, keeping pool water warm through cloudy days and cool nights. Our blankets are UV-protected and are designed to withstand years of direct sunlight. Backed by a 3-Year Warranty, our solar blankets surpass Intex pool covers in durability and performance

 

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Granted it’s still brand new but I was impressed with the cover. Cut exactly to size it fits perfectly. Stiff thick cover by far the best one I’ve felt out of the box. I’ve had the 18′ pool 15 years so it’s not my first cover. Warmed up 7 degrees first 4 hours it was on

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3. Intex Solar Cover for 15ft Diameter Easy Set and Frame Pools

Solar-heat-retaining cover for 15-foot round pools Reduces evaporation by 95 percent; retains heat Includes carry bag for storage when not in use Fits just inside edge of pool and floats in place.Intex.  krystal clear solar cover 15′. Helps keep water warmer. Easy to use. Includes carry bag for storage when not in use. Fits just inside edge of pool and floats in place. Lighweight material

 

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This cover is super light weight and easy to set up. I tucked the edges under the tube part of the pool. So far it’s kept the leaves out of the pool and the water isn’t as cold as before.

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4. Sun2Solar Blue 12-Foot-by-24-Foot Rectangle Solar Cover

Sun2Solar solar blankets are made from a film of thousands of tiny bubbles, which work together to collect and retain heat both at night and on those chilly days. The blue color provides an appealing look while also using the sun’s rays to help warm your swimming poolThe use of a solar cover helps in preventing up to 95% of pool water evaporation. When not enjoying a refreshing swim, keeping your pool covered lessens the vast amount of water lost into the environment. Fill up your swimming pool less and enjoy it more! Show friends and family your bravery by jumping in without the standard toe dip. Enter the swimming pool confidently knowing the Sun2Solar solar cover has kept the water warm just for you. It’s easy to put on and take off allowing more time for showing off. After everyone has called it a day with wrinkled fingers from too much fun in the sun, make sure to place this solar cover back atop the water. Don’t lose all of that warmth generated throughout the day when the sun sets. Assure your pool’s temperature does not drop too much by protecting it at night through use of a solar blanket. Your pool may be uniquely shaped and getting the right fit is as easy as finding a marker and sharp pair of scissors. Have the bubbles facing down to the water and trace a line on the cover showing where you should cut off the additional material. Do so confidently knowing this won’t affect the manufacturer’s warranty—they understand.

 

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My pool has never been this warm! At first I was hesitant to make this purchase because I didn’t believe a piece of plastic can heat up a pool. I’ve looked into hearing the pool from gas heaters to heaters mounted on the roof. I decided to give the solar blanket a try because it was within my budget. Before installing the solar blanket, the pool was 71 degrees which is too cold for swim. The first day after installing the solar blanket the pool climbed up to 74 degrees. The next couple of days the weather was in the high 80s. The pool climbed 76, 78, and 80. The highest it reached was 86.

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5. Harris C.R.S. Heat Retention Solar Covers for Above Ground Swimming Pools

ATTRACTIVE COLOR DESIGN & STYLES – Harris solar blankets are made from only 100% virgin UV- protected polyethylene bubble, unlike most, darker colored Blue and Grey covers that are marketed as “clear”. Harris solar covers allow that maximum amount of the sun’s UV rays in to heat your swimming pool – while helping you retain that heat at night! Sun to solar heat, but not solar heat back in the sky! C.R.S. HEAT RETENTION SOLAR COVERS – What does this mean?! Simple. CONSERVE, REDUCE & SAVE! CONSERVE. Harris solar blankets conserve water by reducing the amount of “top-off” water needed by 30% – 50%! REDUCE. Covering your pool when not in use is the most effective way of reducing your heating costs while also reducing chemical needs by up to 60%! SAVE. Save on the time required for cleaning and maintenance by keeping debris out of the pool! DON’T BE FOOLED! Lighter colored covers let more sun/solar heat into your pool than darker colored covers! According the Unite States Department of Energy, a transparent, or “CLEAR” bubble cover may increase pool solar energy absorption by 15% -25%, while an opaque or “non-transparent” cover will reduce it by 20%–40%. You need to consider this when selecting a pool cover. “ALUMINIZED” SOLAR COVERS – Reflective or “aluminized” layers found within some solar covers tend to be extremely heavy and difficult to manage because, by definition – they are dipped in an aluminum alloy. This process can also make solar covers appear a darker gray in color which reduces heat absorption by water. TRIM TO FIT – Your pool MAY be uniquely shaped. Getting the right fit is as easy as finding a marker and sharp pair of scissors! Place the bubbles face down to the water and trace a line on the cover showing where you should cut off the additional material. Don’t worry -this won’t affect the manufacturer’s warranty—they understand!

 

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A bit of a pain to put on and take off, it was just cut from a bigger piece, so it doesn’t fit perfectly, but it definitely does the job of heating the pool! Our pool water is almost too warm from this cover! It’s a good quality material, too

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6. Blue Wave NS510 14-mil Solar Blanket for Rectangular In-Ground Pools

Hand off your pool cleaning duties for good! With the Triton PS, your pool will be left clean and ready for splashing fun in just 2 hours. Ideal for pools up to 50 feet, sit back and relax while Dolphin does all the hard work for you. Built to deliver a deep clean. The Triton PS is powerfully nimble on vertical surfaces for intense wall and waterline scrubbing. With superior filtering capabilities, dirt and debris can’t hide from this underwater cleaning machine. Sustainably designed and energy efficient. Unlike suction and pressure cleaners, Dolphins are independent cleaning machines that do not rely on your pool pump or filter to get the job done. Extend the life of your pool’s system and save energy with every pool cleaning. Say, “hello” to your newfound free time. Schedule the Triton PS to automatically clean your swimming pool each week using 3 settings- every day, every other day, or every 3rd day. Pool cleaning has never been easier. With more than 35 years of cleaning the world’s residential swimming pools, Dolphins provide pool owners with a hassle-free cleaning solution of unmatched performance and longevity. Get back to what really matters; spending time with family and friends.

 

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Warm your pool fast with a Magni-Clear solar blanket for Rectangular In-Ground Pools. Each of these innovative pool covers is packed with air bubbles that create an insulating layer, protecting your swimming pool from chilly winds and nighttime cooling. These tiny cells trap heat, so water stays warm even on cloudy days and cool nights. The clear plastic design lets in more sunlight, so the warmth reaches deeper for consistent, natural heating that surpasses comparable Intex spa covers. Our outdoor blankets are UV-protected and chemical resistant in order to endure years of direct sunlight.

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7. labworkauto Solar Pool Cover Round, Oval Rectangle Swimming Pool Solar Blanket Cover

Solar Blankets Are Made from a Film of Thousands of Tiny Bubbles, Which Work Together to Collect and Retain Heat Both at Night and on Those Chilly Days. The Blue Color Provides an Appealing Look While Also Using the Sun’s Rays to Help Warm Your Swimming Pool. The Use of a Solar Cover Helps in Preventing Up to 95% of Pool Water Evaporation. When not Enjoying a Refreshing Swim, Keeping Your pool Covered Lessens the Vast Amount of Water Lost into the Environment. Fill up Your Swimming Pool Less and Enjoy it More! Spend More Time Swimming in Your Pool this Summer and Less Time Cleaning it with the Pool Cover. Helps Keep Your Above Ground Pool Free of Dirt, Insects and Debris When not in Use. Made of Premium Harmless Polypropylene (PE). Light-weight, Reusable, Easy and Economical to Use. Your Pool May be Uniquely Shaped and Getting the Right Fit Is as Easy as Finding a Marker and Sharp Pair of Scissors. Have the Bubbles Facing Down to the Water and Trace a Line on the Cover Showing Where You Should Cut off the Additional Material.

 

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This is easy to take off and put on by yourself and it really works my pool was 90° in a couple days of having it on no need for a pool heater anymore

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Matt McWilliams

Hi there! My name is Matt. I've been a pool owner for over 15 years. I've owned a variety of above ground and in-ground pools. I've also had the pleasure of working with some swimming pool experts over the years. I enjoy writing about everything related to your swimming pool, pool care and products. In my spare time, I enjoy swimming in the pool and watching sports on our porch.

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