Re: Solar Blanket Differences?
A lower quality solar blanket that is used beats a higher quality solar blanket that isn't used every time.
My "from left field" response:
The quality of the solar blanket *reel* is much more important than the quality of the solar blanket itself - so the reel is the best place to invest your money, in my opinion. My reel makes it easier for me to use the blanket every day -- and the savings I find with heat pump usage, decrease in evaporation, and decrease in chlorine usage/SWG power level are significant.
There are advantages of clear vs blue vs black vs metallic, and there are already threads here that discuss them. The only negative I can think of for a thicker cover could be that it could weigh more and be thicker on a reel.
bbb = bleach, borax, & baking soda