There are many different types of Pool Covers, as well as many different reasons for installing a pool cover on your pool on the Gold Coast. Solar pool Blankets,Thermal pool Blankets and Leaf stop Pool Covers each have their place depending on the environmental factors impacting each individual pool.
Swimming Pool Cover Benefits
There are many different benefits to having a pool cover on your pool. The most popular reasons are to reduce evaporation and to help stop leaves and debris entering your pool which can cause staining to your pool surface. While both these reasons require a different pool cover type to achieve the best outcome.
These and some of the other benefits are listed below:-
- Reduces pool water evaporation
- Helps to heat the pool water
- helps to retain the heat from auxiliary pool heating systems
- helps reduce the amount of leaves and debris from entering the pool
Solar Pool Blankets
Solar Pool Blankets are the most popular type of pool covers used in South East Queensland. Sometimes known as bubble pool blankets this style of blanket floats on top of the water to make direct contact with the pool water below. They work by transferring the energy from the sun kinetically to the pool water by heating up the air pockets formed inside the bubble of the blanket. Solar pool blankets come in different thicknesses (microns), colours and bubble shapes to help improve the transition of heat as well as increase the lifespan of the product. After all, a solar pool covers job is to be in the harsh Gold Coast sun all day, 365 days a year.
These pool covers are generally the cheapest pool blankets to purchase and deliver the best value when used to reduce evaporation and to help increase the water temperature by around 4 degrees Celsius on average. While commonly sold in conjunction with solar pool heating and pool heat pumps to help retain heat a thermal pool blanket is the most effective pool blanket in this instance.
Solar Pool Blanket Benefits
- Reduces pool water evaporation
- Transfers free energy from the sun to your pool
- helps retain extra heat generated by solar pool heating systems
If you are looking to purchase a Solar Pool Blanket we recommend and stock the following types:-
- ABGAL Oasis 400 micron solar pool blankets
- ABGAL Oasis 500 micron solar pool blankets
- ABGAL Oasis Clarity 550 micron solar pool blankets
*Solar pool blankets do not stop leaves or debris from entering the pool and should not be purchased for this reason.
Thermal Pool Blankets
Thermal Pool Blankets are purely designed to trap heat produced by an auxiliary heating system like Solar Pool Heating, Pool Heat Pump or Gas Heaters. Thermal pool covers float on the surface of the pool water which forms an insulated barrier between the heated pool water below and the environmental elements above. Environmental factors such a wind, ambient temperatures and ground temperatures are the main factors affecting the pool maintaining a constant water temperature.
Acting like a doona for your pool the Abgal Heatshield Thermal Pool Blanket will help retain that temperature, stopping a whopping 75% of heat loss. It will also stop around 95% of evaporation, reduce chemical consumption by up to half, and if your pool heater is electric, will reduce your power bill substantially
Manufactured using a double reinforced, 4.5mm thick multi-layered construction, the water proof, closed-cell polyethylene foam gives the blanket its superior thermal resistance qualities. The impermeable base layer gives it its chemical resistance.
Thermal Pool Blanket Benefits
- Reduces pool water evaporation by up to 95%
- Exceptional at retaining heat from auxiliary pool heating systems
- Reduces heat loss by up to 75%
- Reduces Heat Pump energy costs
- reduces chemical consumption
If you are looking to purchase a Thermal pool blanket we recommend and stock the following types:-
- ABGAL Heatshield Thermal Pool blankets
*Thermal pool blankets do not stop leaves or debris from entering the pool and should not be purchased for this reason.