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What is a Solar Blanket and How Does It Work?

What is a Solar Blanket and How Does It Work?

Swim season is off and running! If you are new to the amazing world of Above Ground Pools, you will be learning a lot about how to pamper your backyard centerpiece. Maybe you’ve owned your pool for awhile but are always looking for new things to try out. A solar blanket is a great tool to utilize for adjusting your pool’s temperature comfort level. What is a solar blanket, and how does it work? Great question! 

Bonnie & Clyde’s Pools and Spas has been in existence for over 40 years. Need pool supplies, Arlington? We’re here for you! We have 6 convenient locations to better serve the Fort Worth metroplex. In 4 decades, we have learned and taught much about pools and pool accessories. We love to share our knowledge with our pool family. 

What is a Solar Blanket? 

A Wonderful, Warming Accessory

What exactly is a solar blanket? Its name helps us define its purpose. In short, a solar blanket is a covering that helps to preserve the warmth the pool holds. 

Just like a blanket keeps your body warm anytime you need to be cozy, a solar blanket keeps the pool cozy. It uses the sun to help it accomplish its job. It resembles bubble wrap — a puffy piece of plastic that does important work. 

A solar blanket is an affordable way to help you keep the pool’s temperature at a level that is agreeable for swimming. If the sun is often being obscured by the clouds of a summer storm, a solar blanket is a useful accessory to have. 

How Does a Solar Blanket Work? 

An Energy Efficient Heater

The bubbles serve a two-fold purpose. First, they help to preserve and hold in the warmth that is present in the pool. If the blanket is the only heater you are using, this can be a great help. A heated pool can also benefit from a solar blanket’s assistance in keeping heat in and cutting costs on using the heater.

By utilizing a solar blanket, you are harnessing the power of the sun when it has had a chance to heat the water for any length of time. You hold in that heat to prevent the shivers that may otherwise ensue when the water is a little too chilly to comfortably enjoy. 

Second, the solar blanket helps to keep the water and chemicals from evaporating as quickly. Making good use of a solar cover can save you money. You definitely want to get every cent out of your pool chemicals. Having to top off the water level often will also start to add up on your water bill. Even if it takes a minute or two to ensure that the blanket is in place, your time will be well spent.

A solar blanket can keep the pool 10-15 degrees warmer than it would be on its own. This makes a big difference for enjoyable, endless summertime fun in the pool. Visit your local Bonnie & Clyde’s store to get any supplies and information you need for a successful summer of swimming.