Reasons to cover a swimming pool
Sooner or later you’re going to have to purchase a swimming pool cover, even if you keep it clean and maintain the equipment, covering your pool will cut down on the usage and costs of energy, as well as save you a lot of time.Here are several key reasons why you should bite the bullet and purchase a cover for your swimming pool:
Sooner or later you’re going to have to purchase a swimming pool cover, even if you keep it clean and maintain the equipment, covering your pool will cut down on the usage and costs of energy, as well as save you a lot of time.
Here are several key reasons why you should bite the bullet and purchase a cover for your swimming pool:
1. A cover slows down or stops evaporation
Evaporation is the process whereby liquid is changed into a vapor, which happens every day if your swimming pool is not protected by a cover, leading to higher water consumption.
2. Cutting down on the usage of chemicals
Using pool chemicals can cause a host of allergies, asthma, and signs of irritation. The implementation of a pool cover will reduce the chemical consumption of a pool, by a considerable amount (between 35 to 60 percent).
3. Retention of heat
If you have a heated swimming pool, purchasing a cover will help reduce heat loss at night. By doing this, your water will remain warmer, which is an important consideration, particularly if you have ever stepped into a chilly uncovered pool you were expecting to be warm! Swimming pools that rely on natural heat from the sun will still benefit from a cover, because enclosing it will ensure it is still warm enough for a swim the next day instead of losing heat as temperatures drop overnight.
Low-cost vinyl and solar covers will be just as effective as expensive pool covers in insulating your pool.
4. A cover will keep out debris and objects
By purchasing a cover, you’re ensuring that your pool is protected from debris, such as loose twigs, shredding shrubs and trees, dead insects, toys, and many other items that will blow or fall in your pole. This usually means you will need to fish random objects out of your pool using a telescopic pole which can be arduous and time-consuming. If you purchase a pool cover you’re minimizing the potential of needing to maintain your pool as regularly and use your pool for its real purpose – for you and your loved ones to swim.
5. Minimizing the need for maintenance
While we are on the topic of maintenance, it is not just debris you need to consider. If you purchase a pool cover, you’re minimising the need for your pool to be vacuumed on a regular basis.
6. A cover help you to save money
Purchasing a pool cover is a sound investment, because this one-off cost has positive repercussions long-term on your financial health. Purchasing a pool cover will bring down the costs of your heating bills, and you also won’t need to buy as many chemicals for your pool or use as much water.
7. Covers will help cut down energy consumption
Regardless of whether your pool is heated through gas, electricity or solar you will be saving money through the purchase of a pool cover. By saving energy you will also be saving money, which is a win-win situation for you!
8. Covers will help to reinforce safety measures
Some swimming pool covers are made of a sturdy fiberglass mesh which will prevent you or your loved ones from falling into the water, providing your cover is attached and installed properly.
Some fiberglass mesh covers can hold a maximum of 400 pounds per square foot. These covers can be extremely heavy and will need to be used alongside a manual or automatic track system.
Covers that are made using other materials, such as tarps or solar covers do not provide the same degree of safety as a barrier against people falling through and/or into the water, so if safety is a primary focus than you are best off looking at a fiberglass option for your pool.
9. A cover will help you to conserve water
As we mentioned earlier, covering your pool will help to conserve more water as there will be less of a loss through evaporation. You certainly will not be filling up your pool as often as you did when you were cover-less.
10. Easier to use
Automatic track cover that can be operated with the press of a button or remote control are extremely convenient and save you a lot of hassle, however they can be expensive. Even if you cannot afford an automatic track cover, manual covers are still easy to use.
Looking at purchasing pool covers in Perth?
At Pool Assist we supply and install a range of leading brand pool covers which will protect your pool throughout the year from dirt and debris, reduce evaporation, and add some warmth. Let our experienced and friendly team at Pool Assist talk you through our range of pool covers options today.