We recently purchased an above ground pool and want to buy a solar blanket to go over it. (The kind with the bubbles, like bubble wrap)
When looking online, I have seen several options with differing descriptions:
The clear solar blanket is said to be “best” because it allows the sun to penetrate to the water to heat it. (As opposed to reflecting the light back up or soaking up the light and not heating the water)
The blue suggests that it is the “best” because it’s dark color soaks up the sun’s heat.
The blue/aluminum combo suggest that the blue soaks up the heat and the aluminum reflects the heat back into the pool, making it the “best”.
Arg!! And to make the decision harder, there are different thicknesses as well??
Can someone with experience with any of these please shed some light on this subject? The dumb things are so expensive. I want to get the right thing the first time.
Oh, and I posted this Q in home & garden –> maintenance & repairs and only got one answer. I thought I would go straight to those who are most likely using the covers for their pools: Parents with kids.
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