Manual Covers

There are three main types of floating pool covers. heat retention or foam covers most suited for indoor pools, usually based on an insulating foam layer protected by laminates top and bottom, and the familiar bubble or solar covers suitable for outdoor pools. To decide which type is correct you have to ascertain how the pool is located, run and used. Outdoor pools also need winter debris covers.

Heat Retention or Foam Covers are generally found on all commercial or indoor heated pools as these will get none of the advantages of solar gain, and the higher temperature usually found on an indoor pool will degrade a solar cover much faster than on an outdoor pool. This type of cover, once deemed suitable, is chosen on a balance of thickness against cost. The thicker a cover is, the more heat it will retain and the longer it will last.

 

Solar or Bubble Covers Solar covers convert energy from the sun into heat for your pool. The thickness of the Solar cover will affect its life expectancy as will UV stability. There is a range of colours, prices and additional features to chose from.Although a solar cover seems to be the obvious choice for any outdoor pool, it will only be of benefit while the pool is covered and the sun shining. Pools that are heated and used most days, generally pools at schools or holiday homes, would best be suited to the more robust materials used on heat retention covers, even the reinforced bubble type at the lower end of the price scale, as these will give better energy savings and pay-back quicker.  Solar covers are susceptible to attack from heat, chemical and ultra-violet light. The manufactures recommendations regarding this MUST be followed.

 

 

Winter Debris Cover will reduce the risk of frost damage to your pool and water discolouration from leaves and other debris. They can be supplied in green/black or blue/black finish with a range of fixing types to suit the pool surround.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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