With the increasing popularity of eco-friendly and cost-effective solutions, solar blankets have become a game-changer for pool owners.

In this post, we’ll discuss the features and benefits of solar blankets. We’ll take a look at the materials used, how they work, and the maintenance required:


Material Used

Solar blankets are typically constructed using high-quality polyethene or vinyl materials with a special additive that enhances solar heat absorption. These covers are designed to be lightweight, durable and UV-resistant, ensuring a lengthy lifespan. The material acts as an insulator, preventing heat loss through evaporation and keeping the pool water warm for extended periods.


How Does The Blanket Work?

The principle behind solar blankets is simple but effective. The cover acts as a barrier between the pool water and the surrounding environment. When the sun’s rays penetrate the cover, they heat up the water, creating a natural solar heating system.


Maintenance For Solar Covers

Maintaining a solar blanket cover is relatively easy and requires minimal effort.

  • Regular Cleaning: Remove debris, leaves and dirt from the surface of the cover to ensure maximum sunlight penetration and prevent contamination of the pool water.
  • Chemical Balancing: Ensure that the pool water chemistry is balanced to prevent any chemical damage to the cover. Regularly monitor and adjust the pH, chlorine levels and other chemical parameters as recommended by pool professionals.
  • Ventilation: During periods of high temperatures, it is advisable to remove the cover partially to allow excess heat to escape, preventing potential damage to the cover or pool water and pool shell


The Advantages Of Solar Blankets

  • Energy Efficiency: Solar blankets utilise the sun’s energy to heat your pool, reducing the need for traditional heating methods, such as gas or electric heaters. This leads to energy savings and a reduced carbon footprint. They also work perfectly in conjunction with pool heaters to maintain the desired water temperature and take less time to initially heat your pool when you have a solar blanket.
  • Extended Swimming Season: By retaining and harnessing the sun’s heat, solar covers allow you to enjoy your pool for a longer duration, even during cooler months. This makes it an excellent investment for pool owners, where the mild climate encourages outdoor activities.
  • Cost Savings: With reduced energy consumption, solar blanket covers can lower your pool heating costs. Additionally, by minimising evaporation, you can save on water bills and reduce chemical usage, contributing to overall cost savings.
  • Environmental Friendliness: Solar blankets align with eco-friendly practices by utilising a renewable energy source, therefore reducing reliance on non-renewable energy options. By opting for solar heat pool covers, you actively contribute to a greener and more sustainable environment.


Make A Smart Choice

If you want to make the most out of your swimming pool investment throughout the year, solar blankets are a smart choice. Embrace the advantages of these pool covers and enjoy the warm, sparkling waters of your pool, year-round. Contact the team at Evoke Pools, and we will help you choose the right cover for your swimming pool in Lennox Head & Ballina.