Solar Blankets


For most South African homeowners, after their home itself, a swimming pool is their biggest domestic investment - and for so many it's an investment providing a poor return in terms of fun and exercise.

Now here's your chance to join the lucky ones. A swimming pool solar heater blanket, like our quality solar pool covers for example, extends your swimming season by months and months and also makes round-the-clock swimming a daily event.

Let's face it, for most of us a chilly pool is not exactly inviting, except when the weather is at its warmest. Yet with a swimming pool solar blanket from
Solar Panels Direct it needn't be that way.

Our solar pool covers are a quick and easy answer. These world-class South African made swimming pool covers are something of a marvel. Solar pool covers work just as well on the tiniest outdoor spa as they do on a movie-star monster pool, or a commercial/municipal installation. Putting aside the technicalities, our solar pool covers keep the water in your pool around six degrees warmer.

Our swimming pool covers also help retain the warmth in heated pools and keep out most tree debris and other flying rubbish.

In spite of all these advantages, for many pool owners the biggest attraction of solar pool covers will be the impressive savings clocked up on pool chemicals and water loss through evaporation. It's safe to say that whatever type of indoor or outdoor pool or spa you have, our solar pool covers will have paid for themselves just 12 months after installation.

The PowerPlastics Solid Safety Cover



The PowerPlastics Solid Safety Cover is the single most effective physical barrier to prevent child drowning and to secure a pool, conforming to international safety standards as it supports the weight of two adults and a child. Importantly, there are no fiddly hooks and eyelets, making the cover quick and easy to use. This blend of simplicity of design, coupled with practical and user-friendly fastening systems are what make this cover the desirable choice over other pool safety systems on the market.

The PowerPlastics Solid Safety Cover can also be used to reduce water, chemical and power usage, making it a great cover choice for the eco-friendly home too, as well as a way to winterize or shut down the pool in the off season.

For added convenience, the PowerPlastics Solid Safety Cover can be automated with a motorised Rollup Station. Two systems are available – EasyRoll and the Vektor.


  • Simplicity of design and ease of use: supported across the pool by aluminium battens that are secured into the PVC cover, one end is anchored into place with removable anchor bolts. The opposite end has corresponding ratchets which allow the cover to be tightened. Two people are required to operate the cover.

  • Tamper proof: the lockable strapping system makes it difficult for a small child to tamper with or attempt to release the cover.

  • Drainage system: a common drawback with first generation PVC covers is that rain or sprinkler water can collect on top of a PVC pool cover, forming a small pool that curious toddlers may be tempted to play in. Our second generation PowerPlastics Solid Safety Cover features drainage holes to eliminate these pools forming on top of the cover.

  • Durable: made from 550-600 gsm PVC, aluminium battens and industrial strength stainless steel ratchets.

Please note that the weight of the PowerPlastics Solid Safety Cover will increase according to the pool size. While there are different methods to cover and uncover one’s pool which do not involve picking the entire cover up – ever – there is a certain inherent weight to the cover. The weight can be calculated as follows: m2 x 1.5kg.


A variety of colours mean this cover can blend into the look and feel of the outdoor living area. Comes in Blue/Black, Black, Racing Green, Brown and StoneGrey.


The PowerPlastics Solid Safety Cover and all parts carry a one year warranty. The expected lifespan of the cover is three to six years. The aluminium battens should last three times that period.



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