102 of 103 people found the following review helpful
Works better than I expected.,
This review is from: Sun2Solar Blue 20-Foot-by-40-Foot Rectangle Solar Cover | 12 Mil | Heating Blanket for In-Ground and Above-Ground Swimming Pools
I bought the big one 20'X40'. It arrived on time, well packaged. The material feels adequate; I.E. it doesn't feel cheap. I found it easy to trim.
So, how good goes it work?
A lot better than I expected. I put the cover on the pool at approximately 8am. The floating thermometer registered 62 degrees. By the end of the day, the pool registered 68 degrees. Please note that I am using a floating thermometer and the top layers of the water warm faster than the bottom layers. After about a week of use, and moderately cold weather the pool got to 72 degrees. Yesterday we had a nice, hot day the the thermometer registered 80 degrees.
Before I got the cover no one in their right mind would have gone in the pool. Last weekend we had the family over and the pool was very popular. If this cover only lasts one season, I would be happy.
I am a new pool owner without a lot of experience, so I had no idea on what to expect. But this was a good buy.
52 of 53 people found the following review helpful
What a great product!,
This review is from: Sun2Solar Clear 20-Foot-by-40-Foot Rectangle Solar Cover | 12 Mil | Heating Blanket for In-Ground and Above-Ground Swimming Pools
My pool has never been this warm! At first I was hesitant to make this purchase because I didn't believe a piece of plastic can heat up a pool.
I've looked into hearing the pool from gas heaters to heaters mounted on the roof. I decided to give the solar blanket a try because it was within my budget.
Before installing the solar blanket, the pool was 71 degrees which is too cold for swim. The first day after installing the solar blanket the pool climbed up to 74 degrees. The next couple of days the weather was in the high 80s. The pool climbed 76, 78, and 80. The highest it reached was 86.
I would've never imagined my pool ever getting this warm without expensive equipment and a large utility bill.
The solar blanket was easier to cut then I had thought. Used a new scissor and it sliced it like a hot knife through butter.
The instructions and explanation of warranty was well written. I will definitely purchase this again!
18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Great for preventing evaporation,
This review is from: Sun2Solar Blue 15-Foot-by-30-Foot Rectangle Solar Cover | 12 Mil | Heating Blanket for In-Ground and Above-Ground Swimming Pools
This is our second one. We live in SoCal and bought it mainly to keep from constantly needing to refill the pool due to evaporation. The last one lasted 2yrs before it started disintegrating. Once we took it off, I noticed the water level dropped very quickly and I needed to add water every 3-4days. It's only late April. I think you can only expect these covers to last 2yrs given the constant exposure to chlorine and sun.