Pavis Kool Pool Cover for Rectangular Pools
The Pavis Kool Pool Cover offers all the benefits of a solar blanket, stopping the evaporation of water without heating the pool. Ideal for hot climates such as tropical areas where pools are already warm and are also suitable for indoor pools.
The Pavis Kool Pool Cover works by blocking the sun rays, to prevent them from entering the water. It does not have any refrigeration qualities, so if the water is already hot, The Pavis Kool Pool Cover will not be able to 'make it cold'.
A standard solar cover will absorb and reflect the suns rays into the water, heating it by around 8 degrees Celsius but being opaque, the Pavis Kool Pool Cover shades the pool from direct sunlight - stopping the solar energy from penetrating the water.
The insulation bubbles protect the pool surface from wind and cold, and prevent overnight evaporation. By covering your pool with a Pavis Kool Pool Cover, you will help to maintain a consistent water temperature - and save water at the same time.
Save Water - Can stop over 99% of evaporation.
Save on Chemicals - Chemical use is often cut by around 50%.
Save work - reduce leaf and debris in the water.
If you live in the tropics, and are only using the Pavis Kool Pool Cover to prevent the water from getting too hot, you might consider keeping the cover on during the day to block the sun's rays from the water. Take it off at night, and the heat that has built up in the ground around and beneath the pool will be able to dissipate faster. *Please be aware though, that this method of use is only suitable when the primary goal is cooler water, rather than water conservation. The Pavis Kool Pool cover is a 500 micron cover, and has an 8 year pro-rata warranty.
If you are replacing a cover and would like to reattach the cover to your existing roller you will require a refit kit. These kits are automatically supplied when purchasing the pool cover roller (unless a roller is purchased at the same time as rollers come with refit kits).
How to measure for your Pavis pool cover:
Solar blankets are supplied as a rectangular sheet and therefore need to cover the entire pool including steps. Measure the longest length and the widest width of pool (see diagrams below) to ensure you get the correct blanket for your pool at the waterline.
For more details on measuring your pool cover please download our Sizing Guide.
Fitting a solar blanket is a relatively simple job. Take your time, and cut it at least twice - and preferably leave 2 to 3 weeks before your final trim. This allows for the packing folds to flatten out, and for the cover to settle. It is possible for a cover to lose around 10% in length within the first couple of weeks - this is allowed for on a new cover, so bear it in mind, and do not cut too much off thinking the cover is too big.
Remove the cover from the box, and lay it next to the pool. Carefully unfold it, and spread it over the pool surface, bubble side down, smooth side up. If you can, leave it in the sun for a couple of hours to give the cover time to 'relax'.
When it is ready, smooth the cover out, over the pool surface, getting rid of wrinkles and air pockets. Smoothing it with a pool broom often helps. Once flattened, you can start trimming to shape with a pair of sharp scissors. When you come to the skimmer box, cut a 'flap' or 'tongue' to sit inside the box.
We suggest fitting the blanket a little larger, so that it 'turns up' at the edges, creating a bowl effect within the pool, so that leaves or debris will sit on top of the cover, rather than falling into the water. Leaves can then be brushed or blown into the skimmer box before taking the cover off. Leave a good 10-15cm of extra material all the way around during this first trim, cutting the blanket so that it sits just under the pool coping.
If you have someone to help, ask them to hold the cover still, at the opposite side of the pool to where you are working. While you are trimming, it is important to keep checking behind you and in front, to make sure the cover does not move.
Once you have your basic fit, stop cutting, then leave the blanket to 'relax'. In around 2-3 weeks time, you can come back and trim to the final fit.
Once your cover is in place, it is important to check the settings on your automated chlorinator. Your new Pavis pool cover will cut chemical usage by around half, so you need to make adjustments. We recommend turning automatic chlorinators down to half the previous setting, then checking pool chemical levels and continuing to adjust settings daily until the appropriate levels are reached.
You can easily do this yourself with a packet of test strips.
- It will cut chemical consumption by around 50%. Automated chlorinators must be adjusted appropriately. Failure to do so will result in over-chlorination, and damage your cover.
- Check chlorine levels regularly. Chlorine levels should never exceed 3ppm - to do so will damage a solar cover, and void any warranty.
- When super-chlorinating, remove the cover completely, and do not replace it until chlorine levels have returned to normal.
- Most solar covers will shrink, and this is allowed for on new covers. Never trim exactly to size upon installation - allow for several cm all around, and wait for at least 2-3 weeks before doing a final trim.
- A solar blanket must always be covered when rolled up. If left uncovered, the layers heat up and can melt. It is called "roller burn" and can not be repaired.
- Never swim under a solar cover. The cover literally sticks to the water surface, so there is no air underneath it. Covers must be completely removed from the pool prior to swimming.