SOLAR FISH – LIQUID SOLAR BLANKET
Heatsavr™ is a transparent liquid solar pool blanket that greatly reduces heat loss. Evaporation is one of the main forms of heat loss from swimming pools and spas; slowing it can yield large cost savings.Heatsavr™ is made of simple biodegradable ingredients that form the best barrier currently available to slow heat and water loss.
Heatsavr™ will save energy in every pool, but heat cost savings vary according to the hours of swimmer use per day, ventilation efficiency, and especially the type and cost of fuel used. The cost of energy also varies from region to region. Tests have proven that heating bill savings range from a low of 15.5% at a high use 50 meter municipal pool, to a high of 40% at a low use condominium pool.
Heatsavr™ is designed for commercial pool owners and Ecosavr is designed for residential pool owners, the difference being in the delivery system.
Heatsavr™ can be applied manually or by the Automatic Metering System (AMS).
Ecosavr™ is a small disposable plastic fish containing the Heatsavr™ liquid. The product is dispensed through a patented valve in the fin and forms a transparent, mono-molecular layer on your pool.
Ecosavr™ and Heatsavr™ belong to a family of innovative water and energy conservation products developed by Flexible Solutions Limited of Victoria, BC. Our products are proven to conserve heat, energy, water and are environmentally friendly and safe.
Using Ecosavr™ is convenient and easy to use: just snip the fin, squeeze out any air and toss it into your pool. With no cover to roll up or store, your pool is ready to use whenever you want!
An Explanation for Non-Chemists
Heatsavr™ works by slowing evaporation from the surface of a swimming pool; either indoor or outdoor.
When your pool is warmer than the air around it, or when the air has lower than 100% humidity, your pool ‘sweats’. Invisible steam escapes into the air and blows away from outdoor pools, or is exhausted by the air handling system of an indoor pool. It takes fuel energy to heat the pool water, and fuel costs money. The escaping steam of a pool is 70% of the cost of keeping your pool water warm enough to attract paying customers. Heatsavr™ is an effective method in reducing the steam loss per hour and therefore the dollar cost of keeping your pool warm. It does this by forming a safe invisible layer one to two molecules thick on the surface of the pool.
Heatsavr™ is a mixture of carefully chosen ingredients which are lighter than water so that they automatically float to the surface. They are attracted to each other so that they try always to form a perfect very thin layer over the whole pool surface. They are individually so small that they are 500 times smaller than the spaces in a super high quality filter. After a swimmer stops disturbing the water they rush to reform a complete layer because they are molecularly organized and happiest that way.
And most importantly – when they are in position they REDUCE THE SWEATING SPEED OF THE POOL BY UP TO ONE HALF.
Heatsavr™ theoretically could save half your heat bill if no one ever swam in the pool and if the circulation pump were turned off. This is not likely but Heatsavr™ does achieve savings as high as 40%. Most pools will find energy bill reductions between 17% and 30%. For every dollar spent on Heatsavr™, you should expect a minimum of three dollars off your heat bill.
Pool managers buy Heatsavr™ for a variety of reasons. Saving money on their energy bills is the biggest one. Others are already using a pool blanket and find that while there are energy savings, there are also inconveniences and that staff are not motivated to use the blankets correctly and consistently. Heatsavr™’s ease of use without loss of energy savings is attractive to these operators. Some indoor pool operators are primarily interested in reducing the humidity levels in their pool rooms. They don’t mind receiving the energy savings as a bonus.