Increases water temperature by up to 8°C
Reduces chemical consumption by up to 40%
Reduces energy consumption by up to 70%
Eliminates water evaporation by 98% +
Reduces debris contamination
6 year + expected lifespan
Shrinks the pool’s carbon footprint
Cover material to maximise solar gain and heat the swimming pool
The Sol+Guard™ 500 micron transparent swimming pool material transmits 80% of the sun’s energy in the visual and IR spectrum through the material to heat the water and basin of the swimming pool. Tests conducted in the UK show a temperature increase of up to 6˚C. Testimonials from hotter climates estimate an increase of up to 8˚C above the ambient pool temperature, reducing the heating demand by up to 70%.
The Sol+Guard™ swimming pool cover material is a sustainable solution to reducing the running costs and the carbon foot print of the swimming pool when in use, representing an eco-friendly solution by providing solar gain, evaporation control and heat retention.
Increase pool temperature by up to 8°C through solar energy gain
Tests carried out in collaboration with two UK Universities, showed that the more translucent a cover is the greater the penetration of solar energy into the swimming pool water. The unique Sol+Guard cover harnesses this concept allowing maximum solar gain to pass through the material resulting in the increase in pool temperature by up to 8°C.
The Sol+Guard material available with GeoBubble technology which through its unique and patented shape increases the expected life of the product by improving its endurance against the harsh swimming pool environment with Ultra Violet light and chemical attack.
How can this save money?
A Sol+Guard cover will save money by reducing water, heating and chemical costs. The Sol+Guard swimming pool cover can pay for itself in less than a year.
Eliminate Water Evaporation by 98% +
Using a swimming pool cover helps to save precious natural resources by reducing water consumption. By minimising water evaporation, by over 98%, you will also save considerably on your water costs.
Research carried out in collaboration with two UK Universities showed that in the UK an average sized pool of 4m x 8m the evaporation loss is approximately 32,000 litres of water per year. This could provide you with approximately 400 baths! This figure is reserved and will be considerably higher for hotter climates and windy conditions.
Reduce Chemical Consumption by up to 40%
Research in collaboration with UK universities showed that by using a Sol+Guard swimming pool cover on an average sized UK pool, 4m x 8m, up to 40% could be saved in chemical consumption through eliminating evaporation. This equates to up to 5kg of chlorine!
Reduce Energy Consumption by up to 70%
Pool heating costs can be reduced as the Sol+Guard cover will eliminate evaporation and greatly reduce heat radiation.
Heat retention tests carried out in collaboration with two UK Universities showed energy savings of over 50%. This applied to oil, gas, electric heater or heat pump usage. Where solar heating is used, it is possible to invest in up to half the amount of panels normally required for a pool without a cover.
By using a Sol+Guard swimming pool cover on an average sized UK pool, 4m x 8m, that uses a modern heat pump, you could save up to 7000 kWh of electric every year!
Leaves, dirt, insects, bird droppings and other debris are not only unsightly in a swimming pool but also provide nutrients for algae and bacteria to feed on.
When the pool is covered these contaminants will be kept out of the water, greatly improving the quality and appearance of the water, plus helping to reduce chemical consumption.
Benefits to the environment as well as saving money
A Sol+Guard cover will greatly reduce the carbon footprint of your pool by reducing the amount of energy needed to heat and filter your pool water. It also conserves water and, at the end of its life, all of our covers are 100% recyclable (Grade 4 LDPE recycling).
The Sol+Guard cover has a 6 year pro rata warranty. Please note that the length of the warranty may vary in some countries.