There are many kinds of pool covers. What kind does Aussie Pool Covers supply?
Our primary products are solar blankets and the accompanying roller systems, which make the application of the blanket easy and manageable for every use.
How does a solar blanket save me money?
Simultaneously a solar cover will nearly eliminate evaporation, reduce your energy and chemical consumption, and act as a barrier against leaves and debris. These benefits will save you both money and time for years to come.
Are Aussie Pool Cover’s an accredited water saving product?
Our Suncap® solar blanket has been accredited with the Smart Approved WaterMark. Smart Approved WaterMark is Australia’s water saving labeling program for products and services that are helping reduce water use around the home. By choosing products with the distinctive Smart Approved WaterMark label you can be confident you are doing your bit to reduce water use around your pool.
How do Aussie’s solar pool covers heat my pool?
The Suncap® solar blanket is designed to allow short wavelength solar energy to pass easily through its surface. This heat, which radiates at longer wavelengths, is then maintained under the surface due to the distinctive design of the blanket. This means warmer water for longer. The more sunlight the pool gets the faster the pool will heat. On average, with full sun, you can expect approximately an increase in temperature of one degree Celsius per day. So, in about 6-9 days your overall pool temperature will have increased by approximately 8 degrees Celsius. For more technical information see the Suncap® Air Cell Design page.
What are microns and why do they matter?
Microns are just a unit of measurement that is equal to one-millionth of a metre. In reference to pool covers this is a measurement of the thickness of the bonded material layers between the bubbles and is NOT referring to the size of the bubble. Our pool covers range from 400-600 microns, with the 600 microns being one of the best performing pool covers in Australia.
What is the size of the actual bubble and what are the performance benefits?
The Suncap® Solar Air Cell or the bubble diameter is 17mm. It provides excellent heating and thermal properties, superior buoyancy and excellent adhesion during strong winds. It also rolls up evenly on our roller systems.
A solar blanket is only as strong as their weakest points so don’t fall into the trap of thinking that all blankets are equal. The shape of the bubble is crucial, alternative pool cover bubble shapes claiming to outperform the original are often untested. Bubble shapes that are not round tend to not roll up as easily and when folded the bubble creases leaving weak points in the overall pool cover’s design.
Suncap® bubble material is widely regarded as the best solar cover material available on the market. The unique technology means that you will have a bubble that is stronger, lasts longer and can withstand the tough Australian environment created by sun, salt and chlorine. Suncap® offers exceptional performance on any pool world-wide.
Why does Suncap® material perform better than other solar material in heating and water retention?
Extensive analysis and market testing has been completed on solar bubble products from all over the world. In every instance the Suncap® solar bubble film has had the highest tear strength, highest puncture test and best buoyancy compared to other products.
What does this all mean? In summary:
- Suncap®is one of the strongest solar material on the market meaning that the product will protect a swimming pool for much longer than competitor products
- The height of the bubble means that Suncap®has the best buoyancy and therefore is more resistant to being submerged during a heavy downpour
- Suncap®material has the best UV package and is significantly stronger than its competitors after being exposed to the equivalent of 4 years UV intensity
- The larger bubbles also mean better insulation than other small bubble blankets so swimming pools using Suncap®solar pool material stay warmer overnight
- The larger bubble contact on the water surface provides a much broader base for better wind resistance and automatic cleaner operation
- The proprietary extrusion technology developed by Sealed Air enables the Suncap® pool cover range to offer a perfectly formed bubble with no weak spots in the corners.
How long will a Suncap® pool cover from Aussie Pool Covers last?
Due to the harsh environment any pool cover is exposed to, solar bubble covers have a limited life. They will generally only last around 50 – 120% of their lifespan this is largely dependent on the correct care of the cover.
Pool Cover Lifespan (Guide only):
400 micron 4-6 years
500 micron 6-8 years
600 micron 8-10 years
A swimming pool with a high volume of chlorine or unbalanced water will speed up the process of degradation and consequently reduce the lifespan of a bubble cover and. Elevated levels of chlorine can increase the deterioration process of the cover material and will reduce the life time of your cover, it can also void your warranty. With UV radiation and pool chemicals constantly attacking the pool cover, it is subjected to a very harsh environment. Heat and direct sunlight will also play its part in accelerating the effects of the chlorine and UV radiation.
To get the most out of your new pool cover and to not void your pool cover warranty we highly recommend you follow the Important Pool Cover Care Instructions provided with your new cover. You can also download the instructions here.
Are the pool covers suitable for salt water pools?
Yes, our Suncap® solar blankets are suitable for all types of pool water and they are 100% salt safe.
What is a White Over Cover and do I need it?
Sunburn, heat burn and/or roller burn is one of the most common causes of damage to a solar blanket. This is due to your solar pool cover continuing to attract and retain heat when it is left sitting on the roller uncovered.
You must use a White Over Cover to protect your Suncap® solar blanket when it is rolled up on the roller to stop the heat damaging the cover material. Please note that failure to use a White Over Cover over a rolled up solar pool blanket can void the pool cover warranty. If there is no White Over Cover, it is highly recommended you keep your pool blanket covered and stored in a shady location.
What is the best way to care for my new pool cover?
By following a few simple rules of pool cover care, you can ensure that your solar pool cover has a longer service life. Please follow our Important Care Instructions that are supplied with delivery of your new pool blanket. Alternatively, you can access the instructions from our Pool Cover Care web page or Download page.
What kind of warranty do I receive?
The length of the warranty period depends on the micron thickness you purchase. To ensure your warranty does not become void, it is essential that our recommended Pool Cover Care Instructions are adhered to. We provide two warranties these are:
- Replacement Warrantywe offer a full replacement warranty for a period of 12 months on all products.
- Pro-Rata Warrantywe also offer a pro-rata warranty which entitles customers to purchase replacement products at a discounted price. Below are our pool cover range and their pro-rata warranty periods:
400 micron | 5 years
500 micron | 8 years
600 micron | 10 years
The care of the material once it is on a pool will ultimately determine its life. For more comprehensive warranty details please refer to our Warranty page.
The benefits provided in these warranties are in addition to other rights and remedies of a consumer under the Australian Consumer Law, and any other laws in relation to the products to which these warranties relate.