•Increase pool temperature by up
to 8°C •Eliminate water evaporation by 98% + •Reduce chemical consumption by up to 40% •Reduce energy consumption by
•Reduce debris contamination •Save money •6 year warranty
What is a
The innovative Sol+Guard swimming pool cover is at the top of its class for allowing the maximum amount of solar gain. It also saves money, water and energy usage.
The product has a unique two ply combination, a clear top surface and a translucent tinted underside. Tests carried out, in collaboration with Brighton and London Metropolitan Universities, prove that themore translucent a bubble cover is, the greater the penetration of solar energy into the pool water.
The Sol+Guard swimming pool bubble cover material is sold in roll form to fabricators around the world for commercial and domestic use.
The durable 500 micron pool cover materials used for EnergyGuard, CoolGuard and Sol+Guard are formulated for climate conditions in various continents of the world depending on UV (ultra violet) weathering intensity. The Sol+Guard and EnergyGuard materials are supplied in two UV formulations: one for areas up to 140 kLys/yrs (Kilolangley years) and one for up to 180kLys/yrs. CoolGuard is supplied for areas up to 180kLys/yrs.
The additives we use combine weather and chemical resistant pigments with high performance light, weather and chemical stabilisation. The additives used are non-toxic and registered in Australia, Canada, China, EU, Japan, Korea, Philippines and USA.
What is GeoBubble Technology?
Scientifically designed to be more resistant to Ultra Violet (UV) and chemical attack for longer than a traditional shape bubble, and as a result its expected lifespan will increase by 25%+. Eliminating weak and thin points in the material gives a stronger pool cover that can withstand the chemical and UV attack which leads to premature failure. Find out more about GeoBubble technology.
pool temperature by up to 8°C through
solar energy gain
The unique two ply combination of a Sol+Guard cover allows maximum solar gain to pass through the cover increasing the pool temperature by up to 8°C.
Water Evaporation by 98% +
With a Sol+Guard pool blanket you will be able to eliminate water evaporation by over 98%, thus greatly reducing your water consumption and your water charges, as well as saving a vital natural resource.
Plastipack carried out research, in collaboration with the Brighton and London Metropolitan Universities, which proved that the evaporation loss in the UK for an average sized pool, 4m x 8m, is approximately 32,000 litres per year. This figure is considerably higher for hotter climates and windy conditions.
Chemical Consumption by up to 40%
A Sol+Guard cover can help reduce chemical losses by evaporation by up to 30% when it is in use. All pool chemical levels and treatment should be maintained at the manufacturers recommended level.
Reduce Energy Consumption by over 70%
You can reduce your pool heating costs because a Sol+Guard cover will eliminate evaporation and greatly reduce heat radiation.
Plastipack’s heat retention tests carried out in collaboration with the Brighton and London Metropolitan Universities, showed conclusive energy savings of over 50%. This applied to oil, gas, electric heater or heat pump usage. Where solar heating is used, it is possible to invest in up to half the amount of panels normally required for a pool without a cover.
Debris such a leaves, dirt, insects and bird droppings are not only unsightly in a pool but also provide nutrients for algae and bacteria to feed on. When the pool is covered these contaminants will be kept out of the water, greatly improving the quality and appearance of the water.
Solar energy gain
evaporation by 98%
A Sol+Guard cover will save money by reducing water, heating and chemical costs. The Sol+Guard pool blanket can pay for itself in less than a year.
UK Case Study (2010) – A Sol+Guard swimming pool cover can pay
for itself in less than 1 year:
saved on an 8 x 4 meter pool
32,000 litres of water per year (this could provide you
with approximately 200 baths!)
Up to 7000 kWh of electric every year when using a modern
Up to 3.5kg of chlorine
£965 per year*
*calculations based on the use of a Sol+Guard swimming pool cover
on a 4 x 8 metre pool in the UK at rates of: 1.17p per 1,000 litres of
water, 0.13 per kWh of electricity and £5 per kg of chlorine. Warranty
The Sol+Guard cover with GeoBubble technology has a 6 year pro rata warranty.. The Sol+Guard and EnergyGuard materials are supplied in two UV formulations that are covered by our pro rata 6 year warranty. Please note that the length of the warranty may vary in some countries.
By reducing the amount of energy needed to heat and filter your pool water, a Sol+Guard cover will greatly reduce your carbon footprint. It also conserves water and, at the end of its life, a Plastipack pool blanket is 100% recyclable.
"We are really pleased with our new Sol+Guard cover. The cover has made a dramatic difference to both the speed of heating the water and heat retention. In addition, our underwater lighting penetrates the cover and creates a great feature at night!"
Mr & Mrs Beard, Domestic Pool Owners, East Sussex, UK