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SOLAR COVERS AND REEL SYSTEMS
For a variety of reasons, the single biggest energy conservation move that you can make is to
put a cover on your pool. First, the cover reduces the heating bills by preventing heat loss.
The cover can also reduce the amount of dirt and grime that enters the pool, reducing the
amount of time it takes to remove them from the water through filtration or vacuuming.
A solar cover goes one step further, collecting heat from the sun.
also reduce evaporation, which can waste both water and heat and increase the
Total Dissolved Solids levels in the water.
Some estimates say that as
much as 50 gallons a day can be lost in an uncovered pool, due to
That’s more than 18,000 gallons of water wasted each year.
are also several liquid solar products available that can be used in place of a solar
cover to increase heat by reducing evaporation.
Natural Chemistry’s Cover Free
liquid blanket technology to increase heat by 70% and reduce evaporation by 85%.
When using a solar cover on your pool remember these important tips:
Solar covers pose a drowning hazard to children or pets who may try to walk
across the cover.
ALWAYS keep an eye on children around the pool and warn them that
the cover will NOT support them and that they should not try to play on or around the pool.
swim with the cover on.
Covers should float on the surface of the water-
bubble side down
DO NOT remove your cover and lay it on t
he lawn. The intense UV rays of the sun will
burn-out the grass very quickly.
Leave your solar cover off immediately after shocking your pool and during treatment for
visible algae or cloudy water.
This will help promote the circulation and water quality of
the pool as well as extend the life of your solar cover.
When solar cover has been removed and is reel ed onto a solar reel- it should be covered
with the protective white plas
tic supplied with cover, to pr
otect the coiled cover from
gathering heat in the sun and possibly sticking together.
DO NOT leave your pool covered for 3 to 4 days or more without removing the cover from
time to time to promote circulation and reduc e algae growth.
This includes vacation time-
leave your cover OFF while away.
Solar reel systems are available for all pool styles and shapes.
Reels allow one person to
easily remove and reinstall a cover in addition to providing a convenient location to store the
cover when not in use.