How to make solar pool covers with pool noodles?

Paula Hurlburt
by Paula Hurlburt

I saw small “Solar” pool covers made with pool noodles and black garbage bags. I was hoping to find the directions again.

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  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on May 30, 2019

    Hi Paula,

    I couldn't find exactly a cover, but it could be made similar to these lily pad "solar" pads. You could use the pool noodles for the rings. Of course, it depends on the type and size of your pool. I would think the biggest challenge would be to find black plastic that is wide enough. You'll most likely have to glue the sides together to make it wide enough. Take the measurements of your pool and create a frame with the pool noodles, then create the black plastic "cover" making sure to leave enough to glue it to the noodles. I haven't done this myself, but it looks like an interesting idea. Wishing you the best.

    • Paula Hurlburt Paula Hurlburt on May 30, 2019

      Thank you. The one I saw used pool noodles and black garbage bags. We had a solar cover but it was too heavy and cumbersome for me to take off by myself. These are basically the same idea. :)