Solar pool blankets are a must-have addition to your swimming pool or spa. Once you have heated your pool, the best way to ensure the heat stays there all year round is with a solar blanket. Without a doubt one of the great inventions in pool technology, these innovative, diamond bubble-shaped solar blankets reduce running costs in several ways. Firstly, they act as a heat shield, allowing the collection of heat from the sun’s rays and reflecting otherwise lost heat back into the pool, increasing heat retention by up to 75% and in turn reducing CO2 emissions and saving the energy normally used to heat the water.
Secondly, evaporation is eliminated almost completely, providing water savings of up to 50,000 litres a year. Thirdly, by reducing water and chemical evaporation losses, the consumption of pool chemicals is cut by 50-70% per year, slashing maintenance costs further. They also dramatically reduce the amount of dust and general debris that gets into your pool. Now, with the Victorian government promoting water conservation by offering rebates of up to $200 on the purchase of a roller/reel pool blankets such as the Heat-seeker Diamond Blanket, it’s never been easier to save water and save money.