Model # 2851836

Internet #203685803

Thermo-Tex 18 ft. x 36 ft. 5-Year Rectangular Blue Above Ground Solar Pool Blanket


18 ft. x 36 ft. 5-Year Rectangular Blue Above Ground Solar Pool Blanket

  • Thermo-Tex Solar Pool Covers reduce chemical consumption
  • The blanket Heats by Day and Insulates at Night
$14978 /each
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Product Overview

Thermo-Tex Solar blankets will extend your Swimming season and save on water and chemical consumption by retaining heat in your pool. Cuts chemical use by as much as 50% and stops water lost to evaporation when not in use. Heavy Gauge Dome Technology rides high and flat in the water. Maintains and heats water by as much as 15° extending your pool season by as many as 6 weeks. 5-year manufacturer’s warranty. Pays for itself in as little as one season.

  • Manufactured with patented Thermo-Tex technology which maximizes thermal absorption and heat retention
  • Reduces water lost to evaporation by as much as 60%
  • Naturally heats and prolongs the effectiveness of chemicals
  • Treated to be UV resistant

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Assembled Depth (in.)
432 in
Assembled Height (in.)
1 in
Assembled Width (in.)
216 in
Cover Length (ft.)
Cover Width (ft.)


Assembly Required
Color Family
Fabric Type
No Additional Features
Outdoor Living Product Type
Solar Pool Covers
Pool Cover Type
Solar Pool Covers
Product Weight (lb.)
30 lb

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
5 yr limited

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Customer Questions & Answers

what is the difference between an in-ground solar pool cover and an above-the-ground solar pool cover?

Asked by: pesha
good answer it keeps in the heat. read the brochure, the sun heats the pool better with the cover off but at night it will help to hold the heat in. cover should be the same in ground or above.
Answered by: eaamon
Date published: 2017-05-06

How do you cut the product to fit a kidney shaped pool?

I don't see any reference on the product description as to how to cut to fit
Asked by: DebraM
I have a 18X26 pool with round 6' radius corners. I cut my cover into 6' lengths. on the deeper end I take one side and cut a 6' radius, string and helper to hold to the 6' center spot. a marker to line up the first cut. then i let it settle into the pool and mark the next edges. then cut the other end to fit. it is a lot easier for me to roll up a 6' section and later roll it back out. these pool covers do not last long, I prefer the less expensive thinner one since they are lighter and easier to do by myself. your kidney pool may be a 12',15' or 18' radius ends. you can tell by measuring the width. it may be easier to cut and measure it on a flat driveway than in the pool. these covers are said to be solar but the brochure says they reduce the suns heating of the water by 5%-15% depending on thickness.
Answered by: eaamon
Date published: 2017-05-06

Can the cover be used for a below ground pool, and does the waranty hold if we cut the cover to 16 by 34?

Asked by: Eddie
Yes, The cover has to be cut to size of your pool, be sure to lay the smooth size up (Bubbles Down) when you are measuring and cutting to fit your pool.
Answered by: 1man
Date published: 2015-11-06

What is the Mil on this solar cover, 8, 12, 16? Thanks.

Asked by: cgk1
8 mil
Answered by: 1man
Date published: 2017-04-11
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Customer Reviews

18 ft. x 36 ft. 5-Year Rectangular Blue Above Ground Solar Pool Blanket is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to purchase Item is exactly what I needed for my pool. Purchase and pick up was simple. Only issue was how hard it was to unfold and set up. It works just fine...
Date published: 2017-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warms Up The Pool Quickly! We are in Arizona and have been using this cover since mid March. It quickly brought the temperature up 8 degrees and made the pool usable within 2 weeks (even though the air temp was in the 80's). I do not believe it saves on chemical costs though, as the higher temperature of the water will cause algae growth which means you will use more chlorine and algaecide. The material is thick and heavy duty and stays put even in moderate winds.
Date published: 2014-04-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Manufacturer defect? The blanket came with all the bubbles inverted & colapsed! In process of filing warranty claim. Company in Canada - not too hopeful. If they don't send replacement, will never buy another one from them! Have used these covers for many years, but this time????
Date published: 2015-06-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Light and flexible This solar heater was very light to carry and was flexible and yielding to the pool. Trimming was easy and the pool is getting warmer as we speak.
Date published: 2014-05-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Lasted only 5 months I would not recommend this solar blanket. Within 5 months of use it began to flake off. I have requested an adjustment since it has a warranty of 5 years (prorated) but I understand Poly Air in Canada has a lot of legal way to deny a replacement. If they do respond in a positive manner I will update this page. In the meantime I would suggest buying a cover with at least 16 mil thickness, don't waste time on 8 or 10 Mil, they don't last beyond a year or two.
Date published: 2016-07-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from water saver blanket My pool saves 300-500 gallons a week with solar blanket.
Date published: 2015-06-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pool Cover Seems sturdy. I went w/ mid-grade (5 Year0 and it looks like it will last a few years just having it on in the spring and fall to start and extent season here in Mesa. Even w/ overnight temps in the low 50's the water temp is up to mid 70's after 2 weeks. Grandkids will be in by this weekend.
Date published: 2016-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Cover Heavy weight,the pool gets up to 98 degrees here in Nevada! We have bought this cover before and have been very satisfied with it.
Date published: 2016-06-08
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