Best Solar Pool Covers

A solar cover can reduce the cost of heating your pool by up to a whopping 70 percent.

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The concept of a solar pool cover is easy. And they save a ton of energy expenses. Amazon

Solar pool covers provide a layer of insulation so you can tuck your pool in at night and keep some of the sun’s heat in the pool water. Not only that, your solar swimming pool cover keeps bugs, leaves, and other unwanted debris out of the water.

Intex Solar Cover for 12ft Diameter Easy Set and Frame Pools

Reduces evaporation

When the season is over, roll it up, put it in its carrying bag, and store it in the garage. Amazon

Cover your round pool at night and it will keep most of the water in your pool, not in the atmosphere. Enjoy more time in your pool by blanketing it at night with a solar pool cover. It’s so nice in the morning when you peel back the cover from your 12-foot round pool and the water is nice and pleasantly warm to dip into. During the day, this cover retains the sun’s heat while keeping the leaves and grass from clouding your water and clogging your filters.

Sun2Solar Blue 24-Foot Round Solar Cover | 800 Series Style | Heat Retaining Blanket for In-Ground and Above-Ground Round Swimming Pools | Use Sun to Heat Pool Water | Bubble-Side Facing Down in Pool

Easy to customize

Made from durable resin material, this solar pool cover also keeps harmful UV rays from damaging your pool’s plastic. Amazon

Large enough for 24-foot round pools, this cover is easy to cut and customize to fit your swimming pool precisely. Are you brave enough to jump in the pool without checking its temperature first? Keep this big blue pool cover on your 24-foot round solar pool and you won’t need to dip your big toe in the water. Solar pool covers save you money on both heating and water expense since it stays warm on their own and keep the water from evaporating – reducing evaporation by 95 percent. We like the aesthetic of this blue cover with its inverted bubbles that work as a solar blanket to retain heat both night and day.

Sun2Solar Clear 16-Foot-by-32-Foot Rectangle Solar Cover | 1600 Series | Heat Retaining Blanket for In-Ground and Above-Ground Rectangular Swimming Pools | Use Sun to Heat Pool | Bubble-Side Down

Versatile choice

Inexpensive compared to electronic retractables and more energy efficient. Amazon

Use this large-sized pool cover no matter where your 16- by 32-foot pool sits in your yard. Kids may not mind swimming in cool water as most adults do. But if you only indulge in taking a dip when the water’s warm, then you need to invest in a quality pool cover. This clear 16-by 32-foot solar pool cover can easily be customized to fit your pool’s dimensions by simply tracing and cutting it with a pair of heavy-duty scissors. Use the clear cover to attract and retain heat all during the day, and to keep it in all night. It’s a sensible and cost-effective investment you’ll never regret making. You’ll just wonder why you didn’t do it sooner.

Intex Solar Cover for 18ft X 9ft Rectangular Frame Pools, Measures 17' 8" X 8' 4"

Customized fit

This sturdy, 160-micron cover comes in a carry bag so you can store it next to the pool when not in use. Amazon

Upgrade your pool experience by adding this solar pool cover made specifically for your rectangular pool. Uncovered, those chilly nights will really cool your pool down. Keep the pool season going longer by keeping your water warmer with this solar pool cover. Designed for these dimensions, you won’t have to guess what size to choose or cut it down to fit your pool’s size. It’s pre-measured exactly for 17’8” by 8’4” framed above-ground pools. You invested in your backyard pool. Now you’ll want to keep it clean and efficiently heated with this Intex solar cover that comes ready to use.

Cyndi Mathews is a contributing writer to Florida Travel & Life, an online brand that inspires active, affluent travelers, providing them with insider information on discovering the best of Florida. Informative and engaging, the website showcases travel destinations, arts and cultural venues, vibrant dining scenes, recreational activities, the great outdoors and the revitalized real-estate market. Cyndi recently published her first book and enjoys traveling to Florida in her sailboat.


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