Plastic Solar Blankets VS Liquid Pool Covers: Conclusion
To some, the very fact that a plastic blanket is more conventional will make their decision for them. But the more curious, results driven consumers want to know more about the two options before making their final decision.
- Which one retains heat better, a plastic solar blanket or a liquid pool cover?
- Can a liquid cover conserve as much water as a plastic blanket?
- Will my family be more save with a liquid pool cover or a conventional plastic blanket?
- Which one will I have an easier time using and applying on a regular basis?
- How much of a price difference is there between a plastic solar blanket and a liquid pool cover?
Conclusion Round 1: Heat Retention
Conclusion Round 2: Water Conservation
Conclusion Round 3: Safety
Conclusion Round 4: Application
When applying a plastic solar blanket, it must be physically pulled / spread out across the pool. Without a reel, this is likely a 2-person chore. Uniquely shaped pools or very large swimming pools are going to increase the work load. Then, anytime you want to swim, you have to physically pull or reel it off the pool. Liquid pool covers require no heavy lifting and only minutes each month. The ADVANTAGE here, without doubt, goes to liquid solar covers.
Conclusion Round 5: Price
Your blog is very informative.I also confused for best pool cover between Plastic Solar Blankets or Liquid pool covers,Thanks for sharing such informative information.
Ca I use a liquid pool cover with a plastic solar blanket as well? Thanks Tim
Does the air temp determine how well it works? When I put it in the pool, it looks milky and it sort of collects in my skimmer and looks like little white slivers. Any insights? It's been in 40s and 50s at night here and I haven't been able to heat the pool yet.
For every one study in favor you usually can find one against. While this has been the case yet for liquid solar I do have concerns that there hasn't really been any long term health studies. It seems like kids ingesting this product on a daily basis during the summer months has the potential to have adverse affects?? Thinking back folks thought asbestos was OK for the 60 or so years it was in use. We know how that turned out.
if your pool is filtering all the time does that make the liquid cover less effective?
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