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Solar Blanket

Definition

Protective outdoor pool cover used to trap the sun's heat, thereby helping to keep pool water warm.

Things you need to know

Swimming pools that are located outdoors absorb up to 85% of the sun's energy in direct sunlight. In the shade, pool water quickly loses this warmth. A solar pool blanket helps to conserve this heat. Within approximately one week, this type of pool cover can raise the water temperature by up to 20 °F, saving on your pool heating costs.

Also known as

Solar Pool Cover

Cost Considerations

A solar blanket averages $150 to $225. Automatic types may be 2 to 3 times more. Manual versions are the least expensive option.

Costs vary greatly by region (and even by zip code). To get free estimates from local contractors, please indicate yours.