Best Thermal "Cover"?

TexasPool128

Well-known member
Apr 22, 2019
80
N. Texas
Looking @ buying a thermal cover (or whatever they're called) to heat my pool up a little in hopes of extending our swimming season a bit. Our pool is in full sun from ~10am until ~7pm. It is 5' deep, @ the center/deepest part.
From what I've researched, clear is better than any other color & the thicker the better.
What brand do you have, do you like it & how much does it actually increase water temps?
Thanks!
 

Steve_in_C

Bronze Supporter
Jul 6, 2017
344
Kinston, NC
I use a standard 4 mil clear bubble cover and get 4-5 degrees hotter with it. Don't buy a thick one. It won't last any longer. About 2 years is what you get and a thick one is too heavy. You will need a roller or some way to take off, put on easily - or you won't use it.
 

TexasPool128

Well-known member
Apr 22, 2019
80
N. Texas
I use a standard 4 mil clear bubble cover and get 4-5 degrees hotter with it. Don't buy a thick one. It won't last any longer. About 2 years is what you get and a thick one is too heavy. You will need a roller or some way to take off, put on easily - or you won't use it.
Thanks. How heavy do you reckon yours is?