solar Bubble Covers that protect the environment.

Water loss is a major concern, with an average uncovered pool losing over 3000 litres of water a month. Fortunately, evaporation is eliminated when using a solar blanket.
In
 the South African climate, swimming pool owners are only able to make use of their pools for a limited number of months during the year. The Solar Blanket is an excellent product introduced to extend the swimming season and to reduce evaporation by as much as 98%. Quality of material is key and our Aqua-Bubble, Aqua-Dome and Enviro-Bubble are just that, quality products backed by industry-leading warrantees.
As water is fast becoming an expensive and scarce resource, our solar blankets offer the ecologically conscious pool owner a means to reduce water usage, chemical usage and electricity – And the cost incurred purchasing a solar cover is recouped as result of water savings over the lifetime of the blanket. This is particularly true where the Aqua-Dome is fitted due to its excellent 7-year lifespan.

solar bubble covers will save you money.

Aqua-Net has 3 Solar Cover variants:
The Aqua-Dome is the industry-leading 500 micron, 7 year reducing warranty blanket/cover.
The Aqua-Bubble is a 500 micron, 4 year reducing warranty blanket/cover.
The Enviro-Bubble is a 500 micron blanket/cover, backed by a 4 year reducing warranty.

Both the Aqua-Dome and Aqua-Bubble are designed to prevent evaporation and to provide excellent heating benefits, raising the temperature of the pool water between 5 and 10 degrees Celsius.
These particular solar blankets have two primary functions: Firstly, the UV light passing through the material warms the pool water directly below the cover. Through circulation of the water by means of the pool filter system, the warm water is circulated throughout the pool which raises the overall temperature. The second function is as an insulator – During cooler evenings, or when it is windy, the blanket insulates the pool, preventing heat loss.
It is possible to maintain a relatively constant water temperature over an extended period of time. This means swimming season can start one to two months earlier than usual, and can be continued one to two months later than usual.

The Enviro-Bubble is an excellent product introduced to reduce water loss by over 95% while also preventing algae growth and reducing chemical use.

WHAT MAKES THE ENVIRO-BUBBLE SOLAR COVER DIFFERENT?

Made from material that does not allow sunlight through, the Enviro-Bubble prevents algae growth, so your pool won’t go
green
Green algae is a common problem with solar covers due to the warmer water, therefore the Enviro-Bubble is primarily designed to stop water loss, reduce chemical use and maintenance, and not allow any sunlight through.
It is not effective at heating the pool water.

All solar covers are not created equal. They may all perform a similar function, but the lifespan is dependent on material thickness and UV stabilisers in the material. The Enviro-Bubble is manufactured from 500 micron UV treated material that is designed to last a minimum of 4 years in the sun.

That is our promise to you, that your Solar Bubble Cover will last and perform in the harsh South African climate – while reducing overall pool maintenance and water loss.

The Aqua-Dome:

Stop evaporation, raising the temperature of your pool.
7 year reducing warranty.

The Aqua-Bubble:

Stop evaporation, raising the temperature of your pool.
4 year reducing warranty .

The Enviro-Bubble:

Stop evaporation, preventing algae growth. 4 year reducing warranty.

frequently asked questions

Do solar covers warm my pool?

The solar blanket on its own is a very effective pool water heating system. It is wise to first purchase a solar blanket and establish if sufficient heating benefits are achieved before spending more money on an entire solar heating system consisting of a heat pump or roof panels. Both of these water heating methods would need to be supplemented with a solar cover in order to minimize heat loss, evaporation and electricity usage.

How does the cover save me money?

Water evaporation is eliminated when a solar blanket is in place on a pool. As water is fast becoming an expensive and scarce resource, the solar blanket offers the ecologically conscious pool owner means to reduce water usage, chemical usage and electricity. The cost incurred purchasing a solar cover is recouped as result of water savings over the lifetime of the blanket. This is particularly true where the Aqua-Dome is fitted due to its excellent 7 year lifespan.

Are there optional extras?

Storage Roller

Storage rollers are available to assist with fitting and removing the cover. Installation is optional, as you can DIY this cover.

Eco Roller

This is the entry level roller system and is designed for use on smaller pools and is made from combination of aluminium and PVC. Available in Grey. The storage roller is designed to assist in easy fitting and removal of the cover. 

Eco Roller Plus

The premium roller system made from aluminium and designed for larger pool covers. Available in White. The Eco Roller PLUS is designed to assist in easy fitting and removal of the cover.

Leading Edge

The product has a Leading Edge. The towing kit allows the solar blanket to be fitted and removed easily. It offers additional reinforcing to the solar blanket.  A PVC pipe is inserted into the sleeve created and a rope attached.  The leading edge assists in the fitment and removal of the cover from one point without requiring the user to walk down the length of the pool dragging the cover into place.

leading edge

Edge Protector

The edge protector is a stick on edging that prevents unnecessary wear of the cover material on the paving edge when fitting and removing the cover.

pool edge cover 

Are you the cheapest?

As the market leaders we offer uncompromised quality and service.  As such we are by no means the cheapest option you will find, but we do believe we offer the best value for money.  You can expect product excellence, awesome service, meaningful guarantees and backup service you can rely on.

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What guarantees are there?

The Aqua-Dome has a 7-year reducing warranty.
The Aqua-Bubble has a 4-year reducing warranty. 
The Enviro-Bubble has a 4-year reducing warranty.

Damage caused by excessive chemical exposure is excluded from the warranty.

Is there technical info I should know?

In the South African climate, swimming pool owners are only able to make use of their swimming pools for a limited number of months during the year. Water loss is of major concern with an average uncovered pool losing over 3,000 liters of water a month. The Solar blanket is an excellent product introduced to extend the swimming season and to reduce evaporation by as much as 98%.

The Solar Cover is available in 3 variants:
Aqua-Dome, Aqua-Bubble and Enviro-Bubble.

The Aqua-Dome is the industry leading 500micron, 7-year reducing warranty Solar Cover.

The Aqua-Bubble is the 500 micron, 4 year reducing warranty Solar Cover.

Each of the above product variants is able to provide excellent heating benefits, raising the temperature of the pool water between 5 and 10 degrees Celsius. The solar blanket has two primary functions. Firstly UV light passing through the material warms the pool water directly below the cover. Through circulation of the water by means of the pool filter system the warm water is circulated throughout the pool, raising the overall temperature of the pool. The second function of the solar blanket is as an insulator. During the cool evenings or when it is windy, the solar blanket insulates the pool, preventing heat loss. It is possible to maintain a relatively constant water temperature over an extended time period. The swimming season can be started one to two months earlier than usual and can be continued one to two months later than usual.

The solar blanket on its own is a very effective pool water heating system. It is wise to first purchase a solar blanket and establish if sufficient heating benefits are achieved before spending more money on an entire solar heating system consisting of a heat pump or roof panels. Both of these water heating methods would need to be supplemented with a solar cover in order to minimize heat loss, evaporation and electricity usage.

Water evaporation is eliminated when a solar blanket is in place on a pool. As water is fast becoming an expensive and scarce resource, the solar blanket offers the ecologically conscious pool owner means to reduce water usage, chemical usage and electricity. The cost incurred purchasing a solar cover is recouped as result of water savings over the lifetime of the blanket. This is particularly true where the Aqua-Dome is fitted due to its excellent 7 year lifespan.

The different cover variants are all equally capable of achieving the desired heating benefits as a result of sun exposure and also reducing maintenance and running costs. The main difference between the 2 product variants relates to the lifespan of the material. The Aqua-Dome lasts almost double that of the 500_micron Aqua-Bubble.

The Aqua-Dome material is constructed using a rounded bubble shape and maximum wall thickness of the bubble is achieved in the base of the bubble where the bubble has most water contact. The bubble shape of the Aqua-Dome does not allow for any weakness as corners are not evident in the bubble construction and as such the Aqua-Dome is able to last a minimum lifespan of 7 years.

The Solar blankets’ lifespan is determined by variations in the material thickness and construction of the bubbles of the blanket. Shortcomings with regards to expected lifespan are generally attributable to usage and care factors. Excessive exposure to unbalanced water or concentrated chlorine levels or exposure to the sun when off the pool, are the main contributing factors to pool cover failure.

The solar blanket lives in a very harsh environment with UV (Ultra Violet) light and pool chemicals such as chlorine acting upon it. The chlorine in the water is constantly attacking the material, the UV rays produced by the sun degrade the blanket and heat will also play a part in accelerating the effects of chlorine and UV. The main contributing factor to the premature failing of a solar blanket is due to incorrect chlorine levels in a pool. This is especially true where chlorinators are in use and the chlorine levels are not being monitored correctly a with the result that chlorine levels concentrate over a period of time.

It is also important to note that when a blanket is in placed on a pool, the pool water will heat up. This warm environment is ideal for algae growth. It is very important to ensure that chlorine levels in the pool are stable to ensure that the pool does not start to turn green. A solar blanket cannot cause a pool to go green. Lack of chlorine results in algae growth and a green pool.

The Enviro-Bubble solar cover is manufactured from 500 micron UV treated material that is designed to last a minimum of 4 years in the sun.  All solar covers are not created equal.  They may all perform a similar function, but lifespan is dependent on material thickness and UV stabilisers in the material.

Made from material that does not allow sunlight through, the Enviro-Bubble prevents algae growth. Your pool will not go green. Green algae is a common problem with solar covers due to the warmer water. This product is primarily designed to stop water loss, reduce chemical use and maintenance.

A major issue with solar covers, and the transmission of light and consequent warmer water, is algae growth.  The Enviro Bubble is designed to stop UV radiation, stop water evaporation and stop algae growth.  It is one of the best ways to close a pool for a period of time limiting wasted water, time spent on maintenance  and chemical costs to achieve a sparkling blue pool.

 

What Is the difference between the SOLAR cover OPTIONS?

Aqua-Net has three solar cover variants.  The Aqua-Dome and Aqua-Bubble are both standard use solar covers and are both equally capable of achieving the desired heating benefits as a result of sun exposure and reducing water loss through evaporation.
The difference between these 2 product variants relates to the lifespan of the material. The 500 micron Aqua-Dome lasts almost double that of the 500 micron Aqua-Bubble. 7-8 years lifespan of the Aqua-Dome vs. 4 years expected lifespan of the Aqua-Bubble. This is due to the higher level of UV inhibitors in the Aqua-Dome, our premium solar cover offering.

The 500 micron Enviro-Bubble is designed to stop water loss and stop algae growth.  It is not effective at heating the pool water.  It has an expected lifespan of 4 years minimum and is backed by a 4 year reducing warranty. 

A solar blanket’s lifespan is determined by variations in the material thickness and construction of the bubbles of the blanket.  Shortcomings with regards to expected lifespan are generally attributable to usage and care factors. Excessive exposure to unbalanced water or concentrated chlorine levels, or exposure to the sun when off the pool, are the main contributing factors to pool cover failure.

What maintenance is required for the Aqua-Dome and Aqua-Bubble?

A clean, highly transmissive solar blanket is more efficient than a darker, dirtier one. A clean blanket will allow more of the sun’s rays to pass through the blanket to heat your pool water at all depths. 

Use mild soapy water and a soft brush to clean the solar blanket. This becomes especially necessary when there is salt build up on the cover with saltwater pools. 

Debris and dust can be hosed directly into the pool skimmer box/weir. Before storing the blanket, clean it, and allow it to dry thoroughly to prevent mildew. Fold it only on the seams and roll it from one end. If possible it is best to simply roll the blanket up without folding it. Place the blanket in a clean, dry, rodent-free area where temperatures will not reach 40 degrees Celsius. 

Exposure to the sun, water, and pool chemicals during normal usage will eventually destroy the solar blanket. The time this takes to happen is dependent on the usage and care are given to the solar blanket. When bubble disintegration, delaminating, flaking, or peeling occurs, remove the blanket from the pool and replace it with a new solar blanket. 

If the pool cover has not achieved its expected life, then it almost certainly has been subject to excessive chlorine levels / unbalanced water and / or excessive exposure – either intermittently or continuously. 

The chemical environment in a pool is created by: 

  1. The amount of UV rays produced by the sun and the exposure of the blanket to these rays on and off the pool.
  2. The volume of pool chemicals (such as chlorine) in the pool water.
  3. The chemistry parameters that balance the pool water (pH) Potents Hydrogens, (CH) Calcium Hardness,(TA) Total Alkanility.
  4. The heat of the pool water (whilst the cover is on the pool).

Damage caused by excessive chemical exposure is excluded from the warranty.

What maintenance is required for the Enviro-Bubble?

A clean, highly transmissive solar blanket is more efficient than a darker, dirtier one. A clean blanket will allow more of the sun’s rays to pass through the blanket to heat your pool water at all depths. 

Use mild soapy water and a soft brush to clean the solar blanket. This becomes especially necessary when there is salt build up on the cover with salt water pools. 

Debris and dust can be hosed directly into the pool skimmer box/weir. Before storing the blanket, clean it and allow it to dry thoroughly to prevent mildew. Fold it only on the seams and roll it from one end. If possible it is best to simply roll the blanket up without folding it. Place the blanket in a clean, dry, rodent-free area where temperatures will not reach 40 degrees Celsius. 

Exposure to the sun, water and pool chemicals during normal usage will eventually destroy the solar blanket. The time this takes to happen is dependent on the usage and care given to the solar blanket. When bubble disintegration, delaminating, flaking or peeling occurs, remove the blanket from the pool and replace it with a new solar blanket. 

If the pool cover has not achieved its expected life, then it almost certainly has been subject to excessive chlorine levels / unbalanced water and / or excessive exposure – either intermittently or continuously. 

The chemical environment in a pool is created by: 

  1. The amount of UV rays produced by the sun and the exposure of the blanket to these rays on and off the pool.
  2. The volume of pool chemicals (such as chlorine) in the pool water.
  3. The chemistry parameters that balance the pool water (pH) Potents Hydrogens, (CH) Calcium Hardness,(TA) Total Alkanility.
  4. The heat of the pool water (whilst the cover is on the pool).

Damage caused by excessive chemical exposure is excluded from the warranty.

this is what the Solar Bubble Cover looks like

Want to see what the covers looks like? Here are pictures of the solar blankets on different pool sizes and shapes. We can fit the cover to most pool sizes.

this is what the enviro-bubble solar pool cover looks like

Want to see what the eco-friendly pool cover looks like? We can fit the Enviro-bubble to any sized pool or pond.

DELIANA’S TESTIMONIAL:

“We’ve got the Solar Blanket, but only on a “Blow Up” Pool (Inflatable Pool). It really helps so much with the heat and the water evaporation.

We only filled the pool up once this Summer. We normally leave the blanket on until our first swim, then the water is nice and warm. The times we only get to the pool after 18h00, the water is lovely and warm!

Will definitely never go without a Solar Blanket again! (Also helps with the leaves falling in the pool!)

Deliana Claydon-Fink, Aqua-Net customer

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