A Solar Blanket is a great investment for every pool owner. In fact, in some areas of the country a good quality Solar Blanket may be all you need to warm your pool water and make your pool more enjoyable. Solar Blankets will increase pool water temperature by 10 to 15 degrees, and will significantly reduce, or even eliminate – pool water heating costs!
Simply put, a Solar Blanket is designed to collect heat from solar energy and transfer it to your pool water. Solar Blankets are made from a durable polymer material with thousands of tiny sealed air bubbles. They float “bubble side down” on the surface of your pool water when the pool is not in use, and allow solar energy to pass through, which is then trapped as retained heat in the pool. Many pool owners also use a solar blanket to retain the heat generated from a fossil fuel heater or heat pump.