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Round solar pool covers for above ground swimming pools are a popular, economically friendly choice when it comes to reducing water evaporation and heat loss for many pool owners. Leslie’s offers a great selection of solar covers for pools featuring varying pool cover thicknesses including 8 mil, 12 mil and 16 mil. 8 mil solar pool covers provide excellent pool water heating from the sun and easy removal with their lighter weight, but will not have as great of longevity when compared to other thicker solar pool covers. A 12 mil solar pool cover is a great option providing more heat retention and durability than an 8 mil pool solar cover. But if you are looking for maximum sunlight absorption and durability, then a 16 mil solar pool cover is the best pool cover choice for you.

There are many benefits when you use a solar pool cover to heat your above ground pool. Swimming pool solar covers help hold in and retain the heat absorbed from the sun during the day. This will keep the water warmer, especially when the nights begin to get cooler as the summer swim season comes to an end. Solar Covers are also great to have on your pool in the spring, which will help heat up the pool water more quickly so you can get into the pool and enjoy swimming earlier.

To help make taking your solar pool cover on and off your above ground pool easier, we recommend using a Solar Pool Cover Reel which are available for inground pool and above ground pool applications.

If you are looking for an alternative to a round solar cover, Solar Sun Rings are a great way to heat up your pool water and are easier to handle for one person as each Solar Sun Ring is 5 ft. in diameter. The manufacturer recommends a minimum of 60% pool coverage or one Solar Sun Ring for every 50 square feet of surface area for optimal performance.

Helpful Articles about Solar Pool Covers

Are solar pool covers worth it? How much will a solar cover heat a pool?

As one of the most affordable and efficient ways to heat a swimming pool, we definitely think that Solar Pool Covers are worth it! Learn how much of an increase in water temperature a solar cover can provide. Also, find out which type of solar cover is best for your inground pool or above ground pool with our buyers guide, Solar Pool Cover Buyers Guide.

What are some tips to extend the swimming season?

Most pool owners want to get the most out of their swimming pools each year. But in many regions of the country, the swimming season may only be a few short months during the summer. With the help of Leslie's, you can now extend your pool season by weeks — or even months — extending your swimming time into the early spring and late fall. Check out our expert-written article, Top 10 Tips For Extending Your Pool Season to learn more on how to get the most out of your pool this year.

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