WHAT IS A SOLAR COVER? A solar cover is a lightweight thermal blanket which is laid loose on top of a swimming pool. Made of translucent plastic material, a solar cover incorporates specially shaped air bubbles within the extrusion which absorb the sun’s rays, so that water in the pool is warmed by 4-8°C. At night-time when the ambient temperature is cooler, the bubbles act as an insulating layer to minimize heat loss from the pool.
Solar covers are widely used in spring and autumn to extend the swimming pool season. This enables owners to get more use out of the pool and enjoy more comfortable water temperatures.
HOW ARE OUR SOLAR COVERS DIFFERENT? ‘Aresti’ and ‘Artura’ are new, third generation designs which incorporate kidney-shape bubbles. These allow room for expansion as the air inside the bubble heats up. The material is thicker too – 50% more than a standard bubble. This product delivers ultimate heating and insulation properties along with a remarkable resistance to UV and pool chemicals. Together these qualities result in a greatly extended product life.
WHAT ABOUT SHAPE AND SIZE? We custom manufacture each cover to perfectly fit a pool’s unique shape and size. This includes Lazy-L and kidney-shaped pools, Grecian, mini-Grecian and rounded corners, plus Roman and walk-in steps.
HOW ARE THE EDGES OF THE COVER FINISHED? Our covers normally come hemmed with PVC tape at each end of the cover. As an option we can hem all four sides of the cover. Hemming the cover protects the edges from abrasion.
HOW EASY IS IT TO USE A SOLAR COVER? Our Artemidos Roller makes it easy to lay a solar cover on the pool, and then take it off when the cover is no longer required in place.
HOW MUCH DO OUR SOLAR COVERS COST? Start by emailing us some photos or a plan of your pool, together with dimensions. Alternatively, call us. We’ll quickly come back to you with a quotation.
WARRANTY: Our 3-year (‘Aresti’) and 2-year (‘Artura’) guarantees are pro-rated and conditional on the solar cover being protected from the sun when rolled up on the roller. We can supply a special UV-protective cover for this.
Because solar covers are not secured in place they will expand and contract by a small amount as temperatures fluctuate. 1.5% is quite normal and to be expected.
Now take a look at the video below to see how we install Solar Covers and Rollers…
CAUTION: Unlike a safety cover or winter debris cover, a solar cover is not secured to the edge of the pool and can be dangerous if a person – particularly a child – falls onto the cover. Do not swim under a solar cover. Be careful and never leave a child near a pool without responsible adult supervision.
Amazing, professional job and installation by the team at Safe.T.First Pool Safety Ltd, and more amazing are the results. I live in Souni, which is by default 3-4 degrees lower than the city, but even so, the pool water was 27-28 deg on the 16th April this year! Thanks to the solar cover, we are able to swim from mid April and finish in mid December each year! It is without a doubt, the ultimate purchase! The ‘Aresti’ solar cover is highly recommended for anyone who wants to swim 9 months a year!
Many thanks; good efficient job and I can see straight away the quality and finish is much better than any we have had before. We have had the pool over 20 years and more covers than I can remember, but this certainly looks 10 times more durable… and can’t fault your speedy service.
When you installed the cover on Thursday the temperature of the water was 25ºC. By Saturday it was 32ºC. And on Sunday 34-35ºC. Really perfect!! Absolutely amazing!!!
Just a short message to tell you we are very happy with the pool cover. Remarkable reduction in water and chemical supply. And the water is still nice and comfortable at 29°C (late October).