By Rose Thomas

The best solar pool cover is cheap, easy to use, covers the majority of your pool, and comes on a reel for easy storage. You don't need to spend a fortune getting the top-of-the-line solar pool cover, when a cheap one found online will work great.

Online stores such as Amazon and Ebay have the largest inventory of the best solar pool covers. Simply walk outside, measure your pool, and place an order for one of the best solar pool covers our there. The benefit of those websites is that you are able to read consumer reviews to save yourself the time of ordering a cover that won't meet your needs.

What is the best way to measure your pool? That's easy - simply get a measuring tape and begin working. The only measurements you need are length and width. Be sure to measure from water's edge to water's edge, meaning: don't include the pool decking in your measurement, otherwise you will get a larger cover than you need. And don't forget, to have the best solar pool cover, you do not need to have one that fits exactly. This is not a safety cover, just an item to trap the heat in your pool and keep water from evaporating. It does not need to fit like a glove!

The best solar pool covers come with a reel, or another way to easily remove the solar pool blanket and store it. This will extend the life of your solar pool cover by keeping it clean and dry when not in use, and by rolling it out onto your pool smoothly, creating less wear and tear.

Finally, you want to make sure that your solar pool cover has UV protection in it. If it doesn't, then the sun's rays can actually harm your solar pool blanket more than help it. Heritage and Intex have great and affordable solar pool covers that really work to keep your pool heated and save you energy costs while they do it.

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