Plastic Solar Blankets VS Liquid Pool Covers: Round 3
by Monique Nelson on May 29th, 2013

If you happened to have missed the first few Rounds, you can catch the instant replay here:

Round 3: Safety

Solar blankets, of the bubble variety we are talking about in this comparison series, are NOT safety covers. They come with inherent risks that all pool owners who use them should be aware of. The IPSSA created a very informative short video that I think you should see:
Liquid pool covers like Ecosavr and Heatsavr are also NOT safety covers. They will NOT keep any falling bodies out of your pool. However, they will also not keep any fallen bodies IN your pool. There is no risk of entrapment when using a liquid solar pool cover. 

On the other hand, a liquid pool cover is a chemical, and should be stored carefully out of reach of children and pets just like all your other pool chemicals. When used as recommended though, there is no safety concerns. You can even read a Toxicology report, skin and eye irritation tests, and dozens of customer testimonials to confirm.
The safety Round was quite simple, and the ADVANTAGE once again goes to liquid pool covers. While neither variety of solar blanket will keep people out of the pool, the absence of entrapment risks works heavily in the favor of a liquid cover.
Round 4: Application is coming up next!

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Vicki, Heatsavr Canary Islands, Spain - May 30th, 2013 at 11:13 AM
Hi Monique,

You may be also interested in a report carried out by Allen J Wilson, Health & Safety Consultant at Studies in Work. I shall forward you a PDF. It relates to the ADVANTAGE of liquid pool covers in that they do not become bacteriologically polluted unlike a conventional pool cover.

With Heatsavr there is also no labour needed for covering or uncovering the pool or the manual cleaning of the pool cover.

Our clients have also noticed another ADVANTAGE in the reduction of chemicals used in the pool because of the reduced evaporation and that they have their pool covered 24/7 whether it is being used or not.
Monique Nelson - May 30th, 2013 at 11:14 AM
Thanks for this comment - it was a really important point that I missed that definitely gives the ADVANTAGE to liquid pool covers! I've actually been motivated to update our Safety page with the report you sent, and if anyone is interested in reading it, you can find it here:
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