SOLAR COVERS FOR A POOL
Next to having a pool in Death Valley, a solar cover is probably one of the best things to have for your pool. Not only do they raise the water temperature ten to fifteen degrees, they also reduce evaporation (important in drought areas), and help reduce chemical costs by keeping debris out. If you don't have one I would strongly suggest you look into it. There are also solar cover reels to keep them rolled up and out of the way when the pool is in use. If you have a solar cover follow these steps to increase the life of your cover.
1. Always cover the solar blanket when not in use and if possible store it in
the shade. Keep it out of sun until you put it back on the pool.
Storing the solar cover in the sun or leaving it on after shocking with chlorine will void the warranty on solar covers. Most should last three years and some will last as long as five years. When should you get rid of it? When the bubbles start to come off it is time to get a new one.