There are so many advantages of having a swimming pool in your home, but the biggest advantage is undoubtedly its beauty. Most of us tend to overlook these lovely features until they’re already gone. Fortunately, there are so many ways you can use your pool and keep it maintained year-round.
One of the best ways to take care of your pool is with a solar cover for your swimming pool. Using a solar cover for your pool will help you have access to hot water all year round. Following are some simple steps that you need to know in order to get started using a solar pool cover.
Should I leave solar pool cover on?
The first thing that you should know is whether or not you should leave a solar pool cover on. If you live somewhere that gets cold in the winter, then it’s best to keep the cover on during periods of low temperatures. If you have access to solar power and live somewhere that doesn’t get too cold during the winter, then leaving your solar pool cover off is recommended as it will help save on electricity costs.
The next thing to consider when deciding whether or not to leave a solar pool cover on is if it’s going to block out light from reaching your pool. Depending on where your pool is placed in relation to the sun, this can be an issue.
When considering your options, some people may opt for a transparent solar blanket over a regular blanket for their swimming pools. This way, they still get their beauty but don’t have any worries about light getting blocked out by the blanket.
Another option that many people like is buying a heat-reflective blanket instead of a regular one because these blankets reflect more sunlight than others and don’t use as much energy as traditional blankets would.
Do you put the bubble side up or down on a solar pool cover?
This is one of the most common questions about solar pool covers and you may be wondering what affect it has on your pool. If you’re not sure, you might be like me and have to test it out yourself. The reason this question comes up so often is because you need to position the bubbles in a specific way. So, if you put them down on an uphill slope, they just won’t work well at all. When positioning your cover, make sure that the bubbles are positioned towards the ground to ensure that they will work properly.
How long does it take for a pool to heat up with a solar cover?
It takes about six hours to heat up an average-sized pool. You can also heat a pool faster with the use of solar covers that have been specifically designed for pools. The solar covers will also help lower your pool’s heat loss by as much as 60 percent.
Should I put my solar cover on every night?
No, the solar cover will not work if it is on all the time. Putting your solar cover on every night will save you money, but it prevents your pool from getting the light needed to heat up. When you are using your solar cover, make sure that you turn it off as soon as you’re done swimming. When the sun comes out in a few hours, the pool will be heated and ready to use again.