One of the simplest ways to save money on your pool is to invest in a pool cover. Some pool owners only use their pool cover during the cooler months, but there are plenty of advantages for using them throughout the whole year. Read below to learn more about the benefits of pool covers.
Keep Your Family Safe
One of the most important benefits of pool covers is their potential to prevent accidents. They are essential for pool owners with small children or pets. A safety cover is highly recommended to keep children and pets away from the water if either are left unattended near the pool. According to the American Red Cross, 69% of young children who drown were not expected to be in or near water and according to the CDC, drowning can happen in seconds and is often silent. Installing a safety cover made of tightly pulled and secured vinyl will provide a barrier that will help prevent access to the water for children and pets, reducing the risk of accidents.
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Keep Dirt and Debris Out of the Water
It can be an endless battle scooping leaves, bugs and other debris out of your pool each week. To make it worse, if leaves and other debris are left in the water, algae may begin to grow. This could cause your pool to become cloudy and create a chemical imbalance. How can you help keep debris out of your pool? A pool cover!
Evaporation occurs year-round, but your pool loses water at a faster rate in summer due to the extra heat. A pool cover will help block excess heat from reaching the water and also trap moisture, so it doesn’t evaporate into the air. This can help reduce your water bill as you won’t have to refill your pool as often.
Keep Heat in the Pool
Keeping your pool covered with a solar cover will help reduce heat loss. When the temperature drops overnight, it will usually reduce the temperature of the pool water. However, a pool cover will help retain the heat and may even keep it warm enough to swim in the next day in cooler months, meaning you will save money and electricity by not using your heating system as often.
Save on chemicals
With a pool cover you can reduce the pool’s chemical consumption by 35%–60% Chemicals are used to restore your pool back to a healthy state when the sun, debris, leaves and even rain can cause an imbalance in your pool water. However, if you have a pool cover protecting your pool from this debris, it means your pool will stay cleaner for longer and reduce the workload for your filter.
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