Solar Pool Covers

By: Angelina Gibsen

With solar technology making more and more advancements in recent years more people are looking into it as an option for heating their pool. The fact is, that in many instances solar power can be relied on to heat a pool several degrees depending on certain climatic conditions.

However; a solar powered pool cover can be used by itself or to augment a more traditional gas or electric pool heating system. There are basically two types of solar powers pool covers and they are referred to as passive and active solar powered pool covers. As a general rule of thumb, any passive solar powered system, including pool covers referres to a system that has no mechanical or energy powered moving parts in it.

This means that a passive solar powered pool cover will require that you remove or pull it back by hand and they will without exception tend to be less expensive. An active solar powered pool cover will be powered by electricity and with the simple push of a button, it can be rolled or pulled back.

Solar powered pool covers all work on the same basic principle in that they effectively keep heat trapped in under the cover. In an uncovered pool, heat is continually being given off through evaporation and on windy days even more heat is given off. If you are considering a pool cover to help keep your pool clean then you may want to consider going with a solar powered pool cover, so you can also keep your pool warm at the same time.

This is because when it comes to keeping your pool warm, a solar powers pool cover is one of the most cost effective methods of doing so and it can and will extend your pool season further into the colder months then normal.

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