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Inhibit algae growth
Reduce filtration/pump time by up to 50%
Eliminate water evaporation by 98% +
Reduce chemical consumption by up to 60%
Reduce energy consumption by over 50%

Absorb the sun’s energy
Reduce debris contamination
Save money
5 year warranty













What is an EnergyGuard cover?

An EnergyGuard cover is an innovative swimming pool bubble cover material that is sold in roll form to fabricators around the world for commercial and domestic use.

The product has a dark blue top surface and a black underside. It is this combination that gives the EnergyGuard cover the ability to provide a variety of benefits to the end-user. This ranges from reducing the personal costs of maintaining a pool and the desire to save natural resources, to the practicalities of reducing electricity and water usage where supply is limited.


The tough durable 500 micron pool cover materials used for EnergyGuard, CoolGuard and Sol+Guard are formulated for climate conditions in various continents of the world depending on UV (ultra violet) weathering intensity. The Sol+Guard and EnergyGuard materials are supplied in two UV formulations: one for areas up to 140 kLys/yrs (Kilolangley years) and one for up to 180kLys/yrs.  CoolGuard is supplied for areas up to 180kLys/yrs. The additives we use combine weather and chemical resistant pigments with high performance light, weather and chemical stabilisation. The additives used are non-toxic and registered in Australia, Canada, China, EU, Japan, Korea, Philippines and USA.

Inhibit Algae Growth

The EnergyGuard cover inhibits algae growth in outdoor and indoor swimming pools. A Plastipack EnergyGuard cover will inhibit the light from entering the water, therefore stopping photosynthesis and inhibiting algae growth.

Research and scientific tests proved that the EnergyGuard cover inhibits algae growth even without chemical treatment.

Inhibiting algae growth offers many advantages to the pool owner including reducing the risk of eye, ear, skin and gut infections, avoiding slippery surfaces, reducing filter blockages and improving the aesthetics of the water.


Inhibit algae growth

Tests prove that the EnergyGuard cover works

The pools in the images were both tested for ten days with no chemical treatment, no filtration and with simulated use. The pool shown in the left hand image had a standard solar gain cover and soon went green due to algae growth. The image on the right shows a pool with the Plastipack EnergyGuard cover with no algae growth. The test was continued for two months and this pool still remained clear of algae when the test period ended.


Pool with or without a
standard solar cover

Pool with a
EnergyGuard cover

Reduce Filtration/Pump Time by up to 50%

Filtration time can be greatly reduced because algae growth is inhibited when an EnergyGuard cover is on the pool. Filtration will still be required to remove dirt (impurities) from the pool and to circulate the water, but this could be cut by up to 50%. This is achievable with regular pool use/bathing loads, but if there is heavy use of the pool there will need to be greater filtration.

Eliminate Water Evaporation by 98% +

With an EnergyGuard pool cover you will be able to eliminate water evaporation by over 98%, thus greatly reducing your water consumption and your water charges, as well as saving a vital natural resource. Plastipack carried out research, in collaboration with the Brighton and London Metropolitan Universities, which proved that the evaporation loss in the UK for an average sized pool, 4m x 8m, is approximately 32,000 litres per year. This figure is considerably higher for hotter climates.

Reduce Chemical Consumption by up to 60%

Reduce chemical usage by inhibiting algae growth and eliminating evaporation when an EnergyGuard cover is in use.

An EnergyGuard cover will provide cost savings by using less chlorine because algae growth will be inhibited by physical means rather than chemical means. The EnergyGuard cover also reduces chemical degradation from photolysis. About 90% of chlorine consumed by outdoor pools is lost due to photolysis reaction. Additional cost savings will be made by using less pH plus/pH minus to correct any pH imbalance caused by algae. All chemical levels and treatment should be maintained at the manufacturers recommended level.


Eliminate water
evaporation by 98%

Reduce Energy Consumption by over 50%

An EnergyGuard cover will eliminate evaporation and greatly reduce radiation. Plastipack’s heat retention tests carried out in collaboration with the Brighton and London Metropolitan Universities, showed conclusive energy savings of over 50%. This applied to oil, gas, electric heater or heat pump usage. Where solar heating is used, it is possible to invest in up to half the amount of panels normally required for a pool without a cover.

Absorb the Sun’s Energy

The colour black is known to absorb the sun’s heat in a very efficient way. Plastipack has carried out research and produced an opaque dark blue colour with similar characteristics. The sun’s heat will warm the dark blue surface of the EnergyGuard cover and this energy is absorbed and transferred into the water surface area directly under the cover. An EnergyGuard cover will also help to retain the heat within the pool.

Reduce Debris Contamination

Debris such a leaves, dirt, insects and bird droppings are not only unsightly in a pool but also provide nutrients for algae and bacteria to feed on. When the pool is covered these contaminants will be kept out of the water, greatly improving the quality and appearance of the water.

Save Money

An EnergyGuard cover will save money by reducing water, energy, cleaning and chemical costs. The EnergyGuard pool cover will pay for itself in less than a year.


The EnergyGuard cover has a 5 year pro rata warranty. The Sol+Guard™ and EnergyGuard™ materials are supplied in two UV formulations that are covered by our pro rata 5 year warranty.

Environmental Benefits

By reducing the amount of energy needed to heat and filter your pool water, an EnergyGuard cover will greatly reduce your CO2 footprint. It also conserves water and, at the end of its life, a Plastipack cover is 100% recyclable.


Retain heat


Absorb the sun’s energy

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