Proper use and care of solar blankets

Out in the field, we come across a lot of solar blankets. Some are nestled snuggly in the pool, bubble side down, doing the job that they were meant to do which is conserving pool heat….others are wadded up on the deck, laying out in the yard, or just shoved in a corner of the garage being abandoned and unused. 🙂 Just teasing! We know that solar blankets can be a pain to take off of the pool and store properly, however, just in case you would like to know the proper way, we will tell you. Solar blankets that are not on the pool should be folded up and stored in a cool dry place, out of direct sunlight. The sunlight will break the cover down when it is not on the water. During the winter months, we recommend using Stow Away to chemically clean your cover and store your cover. You can saturate your cover with Stow Away, fold it up, and store it in a large trashcan with a lid. This keeps mice and other critters out of your cover. The Stow Away will protect the cover from dry rot and water mold. If you prefer not to mess with a solar blanket at all, we do have a liquid product called Smart Shield that creates a thin coating over the water and acts as a solar blanket. It will hold in heat when the pool is not being used. As always, if you have any questions, please give us a call! 618-775-6543. Until then, happy swimming!