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Sol+Guard 500 Solar Cover
New Innovative Geobubble material
A Sol+Guard cover is made from an innovative swimming pool Geobubble cover material. The GeoBubble design withstands chemical and UV attack, resulting in an expected increased lifespan of 25% +. Two bubbles are joined together by a thick waistline structure, resulting in a larger bubble footprint area that is more resistant to air expansion. Reducing the stress on the material leads to increased lifespan. Compared to a traditional bubble's weakest points the material is 50% thicker. This thicker material will take longer to break down, increasing the life of the cover.
Sol+Guard 500 Properties
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 the
more translucent a bubble cover is, the greater the penetration of solar energy into the pool water. This
cover is at the top of its class in allowing the maximum amount of solar gain.
The Sol+Guard cover has the ability to provide a variety of benefits to the end-user. This ranges from reducing the heating and maintenance costs and the personal desire to save natural resources, to the practicalities of reducing energy and water usage.
The tough 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 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.
Increase 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 8ºC.
Eliminate Water Evaporation by 98% +
With an Sol+Guard pool cover 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
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.
Reduce Chemical Consumption by up to 30%
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
Reduce Energy Consumption by over 50%
A Sol+Guard cover will eliminate evaporation and greatly reduce
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.
Reduce Debris Contamination
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.
A Sol+Guard cover will save money by reducing water, energy, cleaning and chemical costs. The
Sol+Guard pool cover will pay for itself in less than a year.
The Sol+Guard cover has a 6 year pro rata warranty (UK & Eire only)