When it comes to keeping your pool protected, pool covers are a great idea and there are plenty of products for you to choose from. But which cover is right for your pool? One of the most well-known and widely used options is the solar, or bubble, pool cover with their distinctive ‘bubble wrap’ appearance. If you’re interested in finding out more about the benefits of a solar pool cover, read on! 1. Warms up the water One of the main advantages of a solar pool cover is that it not only prevents heat from escaping, it also heats the water up. This is because the construction of a solar pool cover traps heat underneath which then heats the water, depending on the amount of sunlight that the pool has had. 2. Budget-friendly Compared to other options, such as slat pool covers, solar pool covers are easy on your hip pocket. This makes it the perfect choice if you want the benefits of a pool cover, but you’re on a budget. Not only are solar covers affordable, they’re also easy to install thanks to them being lightweight in construction. 3. Stops debris getting in One of the most obvious advantages of a solar pool cover is that it protects your pool and stops dirt, leaves, rainwater, and anything else getting in the water. A cleaner pool means your pool uses less chlorine and your filter doesn’t have to work as hard. Sunlight can also degrade chlorine, so a cover will help save money on chemicals. 4. Fits any size pool If you have an odd shaped pool, purchasing a custom made option such as a slatted cover can cost you some serious money. If you prefer an easier option, a solar pool cover can be easily adjusted to fit any pool. All you need to do is cut it to size – just remember to float the cover on your pool for a few hours first to let it settle. 5. Prevents evaporation A benefit of a solar pool cover is that it forms a physical barrier to prevent evaporation. In fact, a pool cover can help reduce water loss by more than 80%. This can mean significant savings off your water bill, especially in summer! Pool Assist carry a range of pool accessories to help you get the most out of your pool. We have solar, leaf, thermal and slat pool covers on offer, and our experienced team are on hand to give you expert advice on the best option for your lifestyle. And if you need help with maintenance or repairs, our certified technicians can come to you and have your pool looking pristine and clear! For a range of premium pool covers Perth, contact Pool Assist today on 1300 62 82 62 or visit one of our three store locations.