It’s pretty warm in Fort Worth, Texas so it’s understandable that you may not have considered a pool heater or any other device to warm the pool water. The swimming pool contractors form Seahorse Pools & Spas understand and they also know you may wonder, do solar pool covers work? The answer is, yes, they do and using a solar pool cover is a great way to warm up the pool water just a bit when the days get shorter and the nights get cooler.

Even in warmer parts of the country, a solar cover or solar blanket helps retain heat when the sun goes down. A solar blanket or solar cover will raise the pool water temperature a few degrees and that may help you get more days out of your pool than if you didn’t use a pool solar cover.

Do solar pool covers work?

When investing in a pool solar cover, measure the longest and widest parts of your pool or hot tub. Account for any pool accessories and buy a cover that is large enough to cover from side to side and end to end. If necessary, buy a bit bigger then trip it.

Talk with us for advice on how to store the solar cover when you’re not using it. You don’t want to crumple it up and toss it in a corner of your garage. Treat it gently and protect your investment. Invest in a solar cover roller system that allows you to either manually or electrically roll and unroll the blanket. You can also opt to roll it and store it in the bag in which it arrived. Before you store it though, make certain it is clean and dry — you don’t want mold growing in it.  

To clean the solar cover, wet it with water from the pool and use a soft pool brush with a telescoping handle to gently clean it. Once it’s clean then rinse it thorouhgly with clean water from the use. Spread it out, let it dry then pack it away. 

A solar cover may not last forever, but with proper care it can definitely last at least a half a dozen years — maybe more. Talk with us about the measurements and where to purchase your solar cover, if you need advice.