We sell BMH covers that are 400 microns, 500 microns and 610 microns thick. The higher the number, the thicker the cover and the greater the insulation provided by the cover. The size of the bubble also makes a difference in the efficiency of heat transfer through the cover. A good material for covering a pool should not be less than 400 microns, but keep in mind that if you don't use a reel system and the pool cover is folded with a fan, you may prefer not to be more than 500 microns thick so that the cover has a manageable weight.
The same goes for a 400 micron cover. It's slightly thinner than the 500 micron cover and therefore doesn't last as long, but they still have a good thickness. You'll enjoy most of the benefits of a 500 micron blanket, including warmer pool water, lower evaporation, and savings in pool chemicals. The warranty for a 400 micron case will be less than that of a 500 micron case.
As the cover cools, the material conforms to the shape of the coil, making the cover lie flat over the pool. This causes the bubble material to break and will ultimately result in premature failure of the pool cover. When you use a pool cover, you'll save water, reduce the consumption of chemicals and make it easier to maintain the pool. I bought a 400 micron cover online that didn't last a season: it started to flake the first few days I was in the pool.
Using and storing your pool cover properly will keep it in good condition and ensure that it lasts as long as possible. Triple Cell: This revolutionary high-quality solar pool cover combines 3 bubbles in a unique, energy efficient shape. Chemicals are used to restore pool health when leaves, debris, and even rain cause imbalances in the pool water. You'll get most of the benefits of a 500 micron blanket, including warmer pool water, lower evaporation, and money savings on pool chemicals.
If you're going to keep the pool cover out of reach at any time on a sunny day, this is another daunting task. Preventing debris from entering the pool helps maintain a pleasant swimming environment and also reduces the need to use chemicals or filter pool water, which means additional savings in terms of costs and time. Solar pool covers, often referred to as pool blankets, are large sheets of high-strength bubble plastic made of lightweight, transparent plastic, such as polyethylene or polypropylene. If the shape of your pool is curved or bean-shaped, you may not be able to use a roller on one side of the pool.
Environmental benefits aside, controlling evaporation will save on pool operating costs, as well as an increase in pool water temperature. Once you've made the decision to cover your pool, the next step is to determine what additional performance you want your cover to provide.