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For pool owners looking to cut back on maintenance costs and to reduce their impact on the environment, solar pool covers and reels for in-ground pools are excellent tools. By using free heat from the sun to raise and maintain the temperature of pool water, solar pool covers can provide significant cost savings as well as a variety of other excellent benefits. When used together with solar cover reels, in-ground solar swimming pool covers allow pool owners to easily harness the sun's energy for a longer and more comfortable swimming season.
As there are many pool heating options available on today's market, and as solar pool covers and reels come in many models, it is important for pool owners to have some general knowledge about these products before making a purchase. The following information will help swimming pool owners to understand the design features and benefits of solar pool covers as well as the differences between available models of solar covers and solar cover reels.
Not all solar pool covers for in-ground pools are the same. They are available in different qualities and for different prices. The main distinction between different models is the grade or thickness. Thicker solar pool covers are stronger and more durable but, not surprisingly, cost more than their thinner counterparts. Therefore, when choosing a solar swimming pool cover, pool owners will have to find a balance between durability and price that best suits their individual circumstances. That said, however, solar pool covers as a whole are generally very economically priced, particularly when compared with other types of pool heating equipment.
Another difference between various models of solar pool covers is color. While at first pool owners may think that color is simply a style choice, there is actually more to it. Clear solar pool covers, for example, will block less of the sun's energy than blue covers and can therefore provide better heat transference. Silver covers or covers with a silver underside will reflect heat back into the swimming pool for even greater heating results.<