Solar Panels or Solar Blankets? Which is right for you?
Owning and maintaining a pool is like owning a very nice car. You have to keep both warm and ready to go, but what’s the best way to do that with a pool? Fortunately for you, there are options for keeping your pool warm and extending your swim season, like adding a solar blanket or using your existing pool heater. However, solar blankets have potential for drowning and your existing pool heater can cost thousands over the lifetime of use. There is no better way to heat your pool than by adding solar pool heating.
What are Solar Blankets?
Solar blankets are very simple in nature but potentially very dangerous in application. They are essentially plastic blankets that you place on top of your pool water. The blankets cover your water, with the hopes that over time the sun will heat the blankets and that heat will then transfer into your pool. It couldn’t be as simpler as that. Even still, it’s simplicity and one-dimensional use does lead to heavy drawbacks.
One of the major drawbacks is the potential of drowning, for both people and animals. Yes, solar blankets are inexpensive, but poor investments. These blankets aren’t designed to last, with many deteriorating after about five years or so, leaving you with no extra heating and a big waste of plastic. They also aren’t very practical in application. Solar blankets are passive, meaning all they do is sit and generate heat, but they have to fully cover the water for them to take effect. While these blankets are covering the water, you’re not going to be doing any swimming. This is where the drowning happens. The enticing pool is covered, many children and animals do not understand the hazard of the blanket and how they could potentially drown. The cover will wrap up the animal or person, not allowing swimming to happen if they are on top of the blanket. These are extremely dangerous. When you’re finally ready to take a swim, you’ll have to take the blanket out, roll it up and store it away, only to have you place it back over the water before the day ends. Solar blankets are quite cumbersome and also lead to more hassle than they do savings.
Solar Pool Heating Panels: The Definitive Best
Solar Pool Heating panels are the best investment for you pool. They are very affordable options for keeping your pool warm longer, for many years to come. Solar panels initially cost more than solar blankets, but what you spend up front you make back with lifetime savings. Most solar panels that we offer are designed to last you over 20+ years, with limited maintenance needed throughout those years. Solar pool heating panels are designed to last and save you money on pool heating.
One of the many advantages of solar panels is that they don’t take up any space in your pool. With solar panels, you pool is being heated just like any other traditional pool heater, meaning you can take a dip while the pool heating process is happening. Another advantage that solar panels have is their unobtrusiveness. When the day of swimming is done, there isn’t anything that you have to do to your panels. Once you have them installed, there is little that you have to do to them over the lifetime you'll have them. The major benefit is your extending your swim season.
Go Solar Today
Extend your swim season today and lock-in lifetime savings on pool heating by going solar with Solar Pool Supply! We offer premium solar pool heating products that are meant to provide you the ultimate affordable pool heating experience. Call (844) 982-1112 or email email@example.com to go solar today!