Solar Covers

Why use a solar cover?

A Solar Cover is primarily designed to reduce heat loss in your pool. The surface area of the pool water is very large and vast amounts of heat energy is lost mainly from the top of the pool as the hot air rises! An air gap is created between the water and the cover. This prevents most of the heat energy from escaping upwards. The colour and texture of the cover at the same time focuses the suns rays falling on the surface to amplify the radiated heat from the sun and can easily increase the water temperature by up to 10 degrees by use of the cover alone, without even turning on the heating! The Solar Cover should be on the water for the whole time that the pool is not in use, day and night, for at night the air temperature drops considerably, and this is when water looses most of it's heat. Although not designed as a debris cover, continuous use of a Solar Cover, will keep the water much cleaner with most of the leaves and dust settling on the cover, this can be hosed off when the cover is retracted.

A suitable cover reel and solar protector blanket is recommended as the lifespan is considerably extended when not exposed to the UV when not in use, and of course a cover that is neatly rolled up will not suffer cracks from being continuously folded. A leading edge completes the installation providing a firm front edge so that the cover slides effortlessly over the water, with fixed ropes to pull at the end. Don't forget to add fixings (to the reel) if not ordering a reel, as they are not supplied with covers.

Solar Cover

Heat retaining solar covers, essential when using swimming pool heaters to retain internal heat, and in addition they will increase the temperature of the pool water when exposed to sunlight by up to 10 degrees. All covers are UV stabilised for longer life, and supplied with a solar protective sheet which must be fitted when the cover is rolled on the reel. Popular sizes are listed below, however we can make a cover to your specification. 

It is recommended that solar covers are fitted with reinforcing and a leading edge when used with a reel system. Covers do not come with strap sets. All non-hemmed coverts are supplied as a rectangle and may require trimming on site using a good pair of household scissors. 

Bestway or Intex solar pool covers

Solar Cover for 12' Easy Set pool - will not fit 12' Frame style pool Add to cart OUT OF STOCK
Solar Cover for 12' Frame Pool or 15' Easy style pool Add to cart OUT OF STOCK
Solar Cover for 15' Frame Pool Add to cart OUT OF STOCK
Solar Cover to fit 18' Frame pool Add to cart OUT OF STOCK

 
Pre-formed solar cover for above ground pools: 12' Round (not Intex) Add to cart 42
Pre-formed solar cover for above ground pools: 15' Round (not Intex) Add to cart 65.95
Pre-formed solar cover for above ground pools: 18' Round (not Intex) Add to cart 99.95
Pre-formed solar cover for above ground pools: 24' Round Add to cart 176
Pre-formed solar cover for above ground pools: 16' x 10' Oval Add to cart 49
Pre-formed solar cover for above ground pools: 18' x 12' Oval Add to cart 73
Pre-formed solar cover for above ground pools: 20' x 12' Oval Add to cart 69.95
Pre-formed solar cover for above ground pools: 24' x 12' Oval Add to cart 88
Pre-formed solar cover for above ground pools: 30' x 15' Oval Add to cart 139
Pre-formed solar cover for above ground pools: 33' x 18' Oval Add to cart 199

 

10 P&P for all the following solar covers
Midas 500 Gold 400 Silver 400 Blue
Midas 500 Gold 400 Silver 400 Blue
Size
  • Colour: Gold underside, blue top

  • Density: 500 micron

  • Weight: 0.48kg per sq. metre

  • Strip width: 2.06m (to weld)

  • 4 Year pro-rata guarantee

  • Colour: Silver underside, blue top

  • Density: 400 micron

  • Longer lasting with super UV stabilisation

  • Weight: 0.37kg per sq. metre

  • Strip width: 2.06m (to weld)

  • 3 Year pro-rata guarantee

  • Colour: Blue

  • Density: 400 micron

  • Weight: 0.37kg per sq. metre

  • Strip width: 2.06m (to weld)

  • 3 Year pro-rata guarantee

10' x 20' 199 Add to cart 175 Add to cart 154 Add to cart
12' x 24' 290Add to cart 238 Add to cart 210 Add to cart
14' x 28' 379Add to cart 310 Add to cart 272 Add to cart
15' x 30' 439 Add to cart 357 Add to cart 314Add to cart
20' x 40' 756 Add to cart 613 Add to cart 535Add to cart
Set of Straps to fasten cover to reel 89 Add to cart

 

Leading Edge Deluxe Reel Protector
Domestic Leading Edge
  • Extra strong and durable PVC coated polyester netting
  • Polythene foam inserts for added buoyancy
  • Can easily be installed on new or existing pool covers
  • Comes with fittings and pull cord
Deluxe Reel Protector Cover
  • Manufactured in reinforced PVC material
  • Protects reel system from the elements
  • Taylor made to allow for 14" steering wheel
  • Blue - keeps rain and frost from damaging reel systems
12' for 9' to 13' pools 109 Add to cart Up to 15' Reels 126 Add to cart
16' for 13' to 17' pools 135 Add to cart Up to 18' Reels 137 Add to cart
20' for 17' to 21' pools 166 Add to cart Up to 22' Reels 153 Add to cart

Solar cover material is by nature a difficult material to weld, and some undulation of the cover along the weld lines may occur, giving rise to a wavy appearance. It is not always possible to weld a solar cover to give a completely flat appearance. 

Stainless steel cover reel 10'-17' fixed Add to cart 469 Fixed Reel
Stainless steel cover reel 10'-21' mobile Add to cart 429 Mobile Reel
Stainless steel cover reel 17'-21' mobile Add to cart 473 Mobile Reel

Orders over 150 - free delivery (unless otherwise stated), complete orders under 150, 10 carriage.

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