Solar Pool Covers Saco ME

This page provides relevant content and local businesses that can help with your search for information on Solar Pool Covers. You will find informative articles about Solar Pool Covers, including "Solar Pool Blankets". Below you will also find local businesses that may provide the products or services you are looking for. Please scroll down to find the local resources in Saco, ME that can help answer your questions about Solar Pool Covers.

Aqua Pool Svc Co
(207) 878-3320
499 Westbrook st
South Portland, ME
Energy Savings Systems
(207) 799-0581
130 Scamman st
South Portland, ME
Pool Shed The
(207) 727-5181
RR 35
Buxton, ME
Westbrook Pool & Spa Co
(207) 854-4516
1102 Bridgton rd
Westbrook, ME
Sebago Lake Pools
(207) 856-1000
629 Main st
Gorham, ME
(207) 756-7665
171 Maine Mall Rd
South Portland, ME
The Pool Shed
(207) 727-5181
172 Bonny Eagle Rd
Hollis Center, ME
(207) 727-5181
Buxton, ME
National Pool & Spa
(207) 467-8022
2 Bragdon Ln
Kennebunk, ME
Daves Pool Sales & Svc
(207) 854-5006
690 Main st
Westbrook, ME

Solar Pool Blankets

A solar blanket or solar pool cover gives you free heat from the sun. They are somewhat similar to bubble wrap (only made with more durable material). You can buy this in big sheets that you cut yourself to fit your pool. These are definitely the most economical way to raise the temperature of your pool. A solar pool blanket can raise the temperature of your pool anywhere from 10 to 15 degrees F - for between $75 and $150.

Solar pool blankets might actually be thought of passive solar heating for your pool. They capture the heat of the sun in several different ways:

The tiny 'bubbles' magnify the sun.

Absorbent coloring increases solar heating. While it is most popular to get clear or blue pool covers, the best color in terms of heat absorption is black or silver. While black absorbs more sunlight, silver reflects heat back into the pool. Either color scheme has unique advantages.

Solar blankets insulate against heat loss. Heat losses due to nighttime cooling are the biggest cost booster in pool heating.

Solar pool blankets have other benefits as well:

  • They slow pool evaporation reducing your other pool maintenance costs.
  • They can keep some debris out of your pool.

Reely Neat Solar Power

The best way of dealing with your solar pool cover is to put it on a reel. A reel can be manual or electronic. You can get a reel on wheels that can be easily moved out of the way during swim times.

Like other kinds of solar pool heating, a solar pool bl...

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