Solar Cover Alternative

Similar to a solar pool cover, this alternative provides an effective method to retain thermal energy and increase the temperature of your swimming pool. Many pool owners decide to purchase solar pool rings due to the ability to easily store them while reducing water evaporation and pool chemical loss.

How Many Solar Rings Will I Need?

The number of solar rings that you will need to purchase will depend on the size and shape of your pool in addition to the brand. We’ve provided the details to our top three brands below which are currently available on PoolSupplies.com!

 

Noair® Heat Squaresnoair heat square

Each of these heat squares offers over 20 square feet of solar heating for your swimming pool. What makes this product unique is it’s “No Lift Lip” technology which allows the solar squares to sit on the water’s surface without the need for anchors.

 

    Pool Size    Minimum Required
 12 x 24   8
 14 x 28   10
 15 x 30   12
 16 x 32   14
 18 x 36   16
 20 x 40   20
 15 Rd   4
 18 Rd   6
 24 Rd  12

 

 

Solar Sun Rings™

solar sun rings

Constructed from two layers of U.V. resistant vinyl the Solar Sun Rings™ provides an effective way to turn sunlight into heat. The upper clear layer of the rings directs the sun’s rays onto the bottom blue layer which then absorbs about 50% of the sunlight. To help preserve the warm water at night it’s recommended the use of a solar fish or a solar blanket for additional insulation. The Solar Sun Rings™ are connected by six magnets and have an overall diameter of 60″.

 

 

 

Recommended amount based on 70-80% coverage:

Rect. Pools # Of Rings Round Pools # Of Rings Oval Pools # Of Rings
12’x20′ 8 12′ 4 12’x20′ 6
12’x24′ 8 15′ 5 12’x24′ 6
16’x24′ 12 18′ 7 15’x30′ 12
16’x32′ 16 21′ 12 16’x32′ 12
16’x36′ 20 24′ 14 18’x28′ 12
18’x36′ 20 27′ 20 18’x33′ 14
18’x38′ 20 28′ 22 18’x36′ 16
18’x40′ 22 30′ 26 18’x40′ 18
20’x40′ 30 33′ 30 20’x40′ 20
20’x45′ 34     21’x41′ 20
20’x50′ 38        
25’x45′ 44        
30’x50′ 58        
30’x60′ 70        

 

 

Swimways® Therma Spring Solar Mats

Swimways ® Therma Spring Solar MatThese attractive and easy-to-use solar mats are both portable and convenient. Featuring twist-and-fold Spring Float® technology these mats are 70″ L x 42″ W (inflated size is 37.5″ x 65.5″).

 

  Pool Size    Minimum Required
18 ft. Round  10
 24 ft. Round  15
12 ft. x 24 ft.   12
15 ft. x 30 ft.   19
20 ft. x 40 ft.   33
70-80% of Pool Surface