Solar Pool Covers

Solar Pool Covers


Benefits of solar pool covers

Pool maintenance can sometimes be time consuming and costly, but that’s where solar pool covers can help. Solar pool covers are one of the most essential pool accessories on the market. They are a cost effective and easy way to ensure your pool looks spectacular and usable all year round.

Here’s some of the ways a pool covers take the fuss out of pool maintenance.

A quick and easy cleaning regime is achievable with a pool cover, as you’ll be able to sweep leaves, grass, insects and other fallen debris off the cover of your pool without it sinking to the bottom, disintegrating or clogging up the filter.

When pool water is left uncovered, it naturally evaporates. This means you will need to top up the water and the chemicals lost in this process. A solar pool cover can reduce water evaporation by up to 97 per cent, providing water savings of between 50,000-70,000 litres of water a year, depending on where you live in Australia. By preventing evaporation you’ll also reduce the chemical consumption of your pool by 50-70 per cent. Ultimately, without a solar pool cover you’ll either have to buy extra pool chemicals and/or deal with a more expensive water bill.


Annual Evaporation per m2

Evaporation per m2 per day

Annual Water Savings


1400mm 3.9mm 50,400L


1600mm 4.5mm



1700mm 4.8mm



1800mm 5.1mm


Perth 2000mm 5.6mm


Figures based on Bureau of Meteorology annual evaporation rates of an outdoor pool with a surface area of 40m2  

Solar pool covers collect UV rays from the sun, meaning the water will stay warm longer and increase your pool swimming time. A solar pool cover increases your pool temperature by up to 8 degrees and the heat retention of your pool by up to 75 per cent, all the while reducing carbon dioxide emissions. By covering your pool, you will reduce the energy and costs required to heat the water, in an environmentally friendly way.

Summertime Pools’ range of solar pool covers come in 400, 500 and 600 micron with a 3-year full replacement warranty.

Call Summertime Pools today on 1300 654 324 to ask about our range of solar pool covers and get a quote.


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