WARNING! - WeatherBeater™ solar pool covers are NOT safety covers & are not meant to bear ANY weight.  Remove and store cover away from pool during any and all swimming activities.

which pool cover is right for you? 

Solar Pool Cover Comparison Grid

Featured Benefits

All cover versions will reduce evaporation by 98% and reduce debris. Guard series covers will pay for themselves within one year*

16 mil Option

Premium 20 mil Guard Series Covers

Standard Blue

Economical Cover                                                        

Sol+Guard™

Provides optimal solar gain in coldest climates

EnergyGuard™

Provides excellent solar gain with algae prevention

CoolGuard™

Keeps water cool in hotter climates              

Standard Blue

Economical Cover

Water Temperature Effect

Increases Temparature

ALGAE PREVENTION

None

ENERGY CONSUMPTION REDUCTION

Reduces

FILTRATION / PUMP TIME

Reduces

CHEMICAL REDUCTION

Reduces

EXPECTED LIFESPAN IN A BALANCED POOL

3 Year manufacturer pro-rate warranty Period

SolGuard™

Provides optimal solar gain in coldest climates

Water Temperature Effect

Increases temperature by up to 14.4° F/8° C

ALGAE PREVENTION

None

ENERGY CONSUMPTION REDUCTION

Reduces by up to 70%

FILTRATION / PUMP TIME

Reduces by up to 50%

CHEMICAL REDUCTION

Reduces by up to 40%

EXPECTED LIFESPAN IN A BALANCED POOL

6 Year manufacturer pro-rata warranty period

Water Temperature Effect

Increases Temparature

Increases temperature by up to 14.4° F/8° C

Increases temperature by up to 12.6° F/7° C

Reduces
peek temperature by up to 5.4° / 3°C

Algae Prevention

None

None

Excellent

Excellent

Energy Consumption Reduction

Reduces

Reduces by up to 70%

Reduces by up to 60%

Reduces by over 50%

Filtration / Pump TimE

Reduces

Reduces by up to 50%

Reduces by up to 50% or more from algae prevention

Reduces by up to 50% or more from algae prevention

Chemical Reduction

Reduces

Reduces by up to 40%

Reduces by up to 60%

Reduces by up to 70%

Expected LifeSpan In a Balanced Pool

3 Year manufacturer pro-rate warranty Period

6 Year manufacturer pro-rata warranty period

6 Year manufacturer pro-rata warranty period

6 Year manufacturer pro-rata warranty period

EnergyGuard™

Provides excellent solar gain with algae prevention

Water Temperature Effect

Increases temperature by up to 12.6° F/7° C

ALGAE PREVENTION

Excellent

ENERGY CONSUMPTION REDUCTION

Reduces by up to 60%

FILTRATION / PUMP TIME

Reduces by up to 50% or more from algae prevention

CHEMICAL REDUCTION

Reduces by up to 60%

EXPECTED LIFESPAN IN A BALANCED POOL

6 Year manufacturer pro-rata warranty period

CoolGuard™

Keeps water cool in hotter climates

Water Temperature Effect

Reduces temperature by up to 15%

ALGAE PREVENTION

Excellent

ENERGY CONSUMPTION REDUCTION

Reduces by over 50%

FILTRATION / PUMP TIME

Reduces by up to 50% or more from algae prevention

CHEMICAL REDUCTION

Reduces by up to 70%

EXPECTED LIFESPAN IN A BALANCED POOL

6 Year manufacturer pro-rata warranty period

* Based on in-field research in collaboration with two British universities, a Guard series solar pool cover will have paid for itself in only one year, given the savings achieved on the pool’s maintenance costs and overheads.

© WeatherBeater 2016

Standard Blue provides the basic benefits of a solar pool cover at an economical 3 year (vs. 6 year Guard products) cover price point that out shine competitor offerings that do not feature the durability of GeoBubble™ technology.

For pools in colder regions where maximum solar heat gain is desired a transparent Sol+Guard™ cover is the best choice.

For excellent pool warming with algae prevention a translucent EnergyGuard™ cover with selective light spectrum transmission is the material of choice.

For pools in hotter region such as Phoenix, Arizona or Palm Springs, California where water temperatures can be uncomfortably warm, a reflective CoolGuard cover will maintain water at a more refreshing temperature by inhibiting solar gain.

SPECIAL NOTE ON COVER LONGEVITY

Curiously in Europe it is widely agreed throughout the industry that for a good cover that will last two to three years, the thickness should be a minimum of 15-16 mils whereas here in the US, covers of 12 mils thickness are often warranted for that period.  In actuality, longer life spans require that covers be manufactured thicker offering enhanced UV and oxidizing chemical resistance by virtue of greater thickness.

Our Guard series of covers are manufactured 20 mils thick to provide up to 6 years of performance.  Almost no other solar covers are offered in North America at that thickness where 16 mils tends to be the maximum “top shelf” thickness product.  We have seen thin competitor products advertised with very aggressive life spans including a 13 mil thickness product with a purported lifespan of 7 years.  Our in-house evaluation using accelerating weathering equipment to emulate UV radiation aging suggest that one such product is far from being capable of this marketed lifespan. Online reviews support our findings.

Most all bubble style covers are manufactured from Low Density Polyethylene (or"LDPE”) plastic resin and all rely upon added UV stabilizer materials that are blended into the resins.  There’s a finite limit of available additives to stabilize LDPE resin and even with the very best stabilizer ingredients available, honest lifespans tend to be a quite different number than a lot of the marketed “norm”.  Beyond this, patented GeoBubble™ technology ensures the maximum possible lifespan of any resin by eliminating thin spots in bubble profiles with consistent bubble thickness geometry.  Thin areas in cover
bubbles are the reason for the ubiquitous “discs that fall off of covers and sink to the bottom of pools” in competitor style covers as one would encounter in online forums causing pre-mature cover failures.  It is our intention to sell honest covers.