There are plenty of different colors for your solar pool covers.
The purpose of solar pool covers is great for three reasons, regardless of the color you choose. The first, is obviously, to cover your pool. The better protected your pool is, the more use you are going to get from your pool. Second is that the solar covers, when the bubbles are faced down, are heated up which will heat up the surface of the pool through conduction. The third (and usually the most important) reason people like solar pool covers is that they prevent evaporative heat loss by up to 95%.
Most of the time, when it comes to color, humans choose what they think looks the best. But you know that there is a difference in performance, depending on the color of the pool cover you choose? Here are the pros and cons of the most popular colors of solar pool covers:
If you like the look of your pool or you don’t want a cover to be overly noticeable, you might opt to get a clear pool cover. Here are the pros and cons of having a clear pool cover:
Pros of a Clear Pool Cover
Clear pool covers are good for yards that get a lot of sunshine for a long period of time throughout the day. Here are the pros of the clear pool cover:
Cons of Clear Solar Pool Covers
While the pros of clear solar pool covers are evident, there are a few cons that differentiate clear from the other colors too:
Blue Solar Pool Covers
Blue solar pool covers are the standard solar pool cover. They are cheaper but they need to be replaced more often. Therefore, it depends on your personal idea of investment versus saving money on the front end. However, if you are careful and take care of your solar pool cover properly you have a much better chance of getting your money’s worth.
Here are the pros and cons of blue solar pool covers:
Pros of Blue Solar Pool Covers
Blue solar pool covers are likely going to be the easiest to find and since they are not an overly expensive pool accessory, it can be a quick pickup. But just because they are the standard doesn’t mean they are sub-par. There are plenty of pool owners that are perfectly happy with their blue solar pool covers. It really just comes down to your lifestyle and preference.
Cons of Blue Solar Pool Covers
Blue solar pool covers are good for a pool because it does protect it and is more universal, since it doesn’t need a set number of sunlight hours and it keeps heat inside the pool. Although there are a few cons that make blue solar pool covers less enticing to the average pool owner:
In summation, the way you use your pool will likely guide the type of solar pool cover you get. Ultimately, though, experts say if you only use your pool cover at night, go with dark blue, if you only use your pool cover during the day, get a clear pool cover, but if you are going to use your pool cover both at night and during the day, the light blue gives you a good mix of value and solar benefits. However, you have to get the solar pool cover that works best for your specific pool.