Solar Sun Rings SSRA-101 Solar Pool Cover with Water Anchor Plain Blue

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Solar Sun Rings SSRA-101 Solar Pool Cover with Water Anchor Plain Blue

SSRA-101 Solar Pool Cover with Water Anchor Plain Blue

Solar Sun Rings, Inc. recently introduced a new model from our Australian market to the United States, the Australian (water anchor) Solar Sun Rings which are designed for high wind areas. The water anchor is an additional segmented overlapping channel of vinyl below the outer ring. This channel is self filling when the Solar Sun Ring is placed on the pool. It is also self emptying when manually removed from the pool. However, in strong winds the horizontal lifting closes the overlapping segments retaining the water for weight and stability.

The Solar Sun Ring is a passive solar swimming pool heating device made from two sheets of heavyweight U.V. resistant vinyl. The upper clear layer holds insulating air and focuses sunlight on the blue colored lower layer. The blue layer absorbs about 50% of the sunlight and converts it to heat. The balance of the sunlight is allowed to pass through for deep water heating.

How Do Solar Sun Rings Work?

At night the contained air acts as an insulating blanket to retain heat gained during daylight. Solar Sun Rings are equipped with six magnets to improve clarity and decrease hardness of the water in your pool. The magnets are positioned to facilitate rafting. The strength of the magnets will permit single position removal but will easily separate to prevent entrapment in accidental falls.

Solar Sun Rings were designed to be compatible with automatic pool cleaners. In the event the suction hose catches on a ring, the ring will separate from the raft to allow the pool cleaner to continue. Neither water nor pool chemicals can evaporate through the Solar Sun Rings two layers of heavyweight vinyl. You will save water and chemicals about equal to the percentage of the surface covered. Once the water in your pool has reached adequate temperature, Solar Sun Rings may be turned over to conserve water by limiting evaporation without significantly heating the water.

Features of the Solar Sun Rings SSRA-101 Solar Pool Cover with Water Anchor Plain Blue

  • We recommend enough Solar Sun Rings be purchased to cover 70% to 80% and 80% in colder climates of your pools surface
  • Provides 21,000 BTU per day for EACH unit
  • Pool Rings are 5 ft. or 60 diameter
  • Magnetized edge for easy removal
  • Reduces water loss and chemical use
  • 2 Year Warranty

Solar Efficiency: By using the high quality polished vinyl for the top layer and a 50% density lightly frosted lower layer, we achieved a solar efficiency that greatly surpasses bubble pack covers. The milky translucent inferior plastic used in bubble pack covers reflects much of the sun's energy and fails to allow adequate deep water heating. Solar Sun Rings design and materials allow greater solar efficiency with greater nighttime insulation due to greater captive air thickness. Solar Sun Rings were designed to safely heat swimming pools, not cushion packages. The effect is that Solar Sun Rings with 70% to 80% coverage outperform bubble pack covers with 100% coverage.

Durability: Once the design for the Solar Sun Ring was established the material selection began. Polyethylene plastic, which is used for all bubble pack covers, was rejected because of it's intolerance to and degradation in direct sunlight and inability to retain air. High quality ultra violet resistant vinyl (polyvinyl chloride) is used exclusively for durability that cannot be achieved by the inferior plastic used in bubble pack covers. Vinyl will normally outlast polyethylene 3 to 1. The vinyl used to manufacture Solar Sun Rings is not destroyed by pH fluctuation, higher than normal chlorine concentration or salt water systems. Furthermore, vinyl is easily repaired if punctured.

Mustard Algae: The 100% coverage and inefficient solar effect of bubble pack covers creates additional problems. By blocking all direct sunlight, mustard algae will form within a very short time. This negates the continuous use of the bubble pack covers. The Solar Sun Ring with its increased solar efficiency is designed for continuous use without culturing a pool full of mustard algae.

Compatibility: The Solar Sun Ring is designed to be compatible with automatic pool cleaners.  Solar Sun Rings are also compatible with solar panel systems giving a pool a double shot of the sun's energy during the day and great nighttime insulation. Solar Sun Rings may be used on all chlorine or salt water system pools, whether in ground or above ground.

Placement and Removal: Solar Sun Rings were designed for easy placement and removal by one person. The magnets for conditioning the water are placed into the perimeter of each ring to facilitate rafting. The five foot diameter of each ring also allows for easy cleaning.

Storage: Because the solar thermal genesis and insulation properties of Solar Sun Rings is so great, when they are removed from the pool, they must be stored out of direct sunlight to prevent overheating.

Warning: Do not temporarily place or store Solar Sun Rings on lawns, hedges or any vegetation you want to maintain. The Solar Sun Rings will super heat the water in the green parts of the grass, leaves and stems which will kill the vegetation.

How Do I Clean My Solar Sun Rings?
After removal from the swimming pool Solar Sun Rings can be easily cleaned with a sponge and white vinegar solution.

Also Known As:
SSRA 101

This chart will help you determine how many Solar Sun Rings you need for your pool. If you do not see your size pool, the formula for determining how many you need is as follows:  Length x Width ÷ 50 = Number of rings needed.

For Example: 18 x 36= 648.  648 ÷ 50= 12.96 or 13 rings

Recommended Number of Solar Sun Rings Needed By Pool Size
Pool SizeAmount Needed
12' Round3
15' Round5
16' Round5
18' Round7
21' Round9
24' Round12
27' Round15
30' Round18
33' Round22
10' x 15' Oval/Rectangle3
12' x 18' Oval/Rectangle5
12' x 20' Oval/Rectangle5
12' x 24' Oval/Rectangle6
14' x 28' Oval/Rectangle8
15' x 24' Oval/Rectangle7
15' x 25' Oval/Rectangle8
15' x 30' Oval/Rectangle9
16' x 32' Oval/Rectangle11
18' x 33' Oval/Rectangle12
18' x 36' Oval/Rectangle13
20' x 40' Oval/Rectangle16
20' x 44' Oval/Rectangle18
30' x 50' Oval/Rectangle30
Note: Specifications and pricing of the Solar Sun Rings SSRA-101 Solar Pool Cover with Water Anchor Plain Blue subject to change without notice. Illustrations and descriptions of the Solar Sun Rings SSRA-101 do not claim to be complete or exhaustive.

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