Re: Clear solar cover options? Magni Clear?
Pool Covers dont heat your pool! The Sun heats your pool and a cover(Even a clear one) will prevent solar energy from getting into your pool to some degree.
Pool Covers Do prevent heat loss. 70% of heat loss is from evaporation, around 20% from radiation and another 10% through the ground.
The Optimal pool cover would be a totally clear cover during the day and a silver backed cover at night (To reduce loss to radiation).
If you leave the cover on all the time...I'm not sure which will give you better performance. Clear is my guess.
If you only put a cover on at night, silver is going to be better.
In general covers are meant to prevent heat loss and thats it. Companies that tell you their special bubbles amplify the sun and heat the pool are full of crap!
Last edited by Tredge; 06-28-2006 at 06:27 PM.
Some people have hobbies.....I have a pool.