Although you keep your swimming pool clean and maintain the equipment, getting a cover for that pool will cut down on energy use, costs, evaporation, and save you time.
Consider these 10 convincing reasons for finally getting a swimming pool cover.
Slows down or stops evaporation
It’s the process in which a liquid is changed into a vapor, and that’s what happens with your pool water every day it’s not covered.
Cuts down on chemical use
Pool chemicals can cause reactions ranging from irritation to allergies and asthma. Using a pool cover reduces a pool’s chemical consumption by 35 to 60 percent.
Helps the swimming pool retain heat
For a swimming pool that relies on the sun for heat, covering it at night can still make it warm enough to swim in the next day, instead of losing all the heat overnight when the temperatures drop.
You don’t have to buy the most expensive pool cover to notice a difference: lower-cost vinyl and solar covers will still keep the water warm.
Keeps out leaves, twigs and yard debris
Stuff out of your control blows or falls into your pool: dog toys, dead insects, shedding shrubs and trees, etc. Next, you’ll be out there with a net attached to a telescoping pole, spending your afternoon fishing for random objects. Or, you could use a pool cover and not be chasing down every leaf that lands in your pool.
Do you enjoy vacuuming the swimming pool? Pool covers make maintaining a pool a whole lot easier.
Do you know how certain things are worth the investment? This is one of those things. Buy a pool cover and experience the savings almost immediately. Heating bills will be lower, you won’t have to buy as many chemicals, use as much water, etc.
Cuts down on energy costs
Besides saving money, pool covers can help save energy whether your pool is heated with gas, electricity or solar.
Can help with safety
Swimming pool covers made of sturdy fiberglass mesh will prevent anyone from falling into the water, provided they are attached and installed properly. Other covers, like tarps and solar covers, do not provide any safety against falling through and into the water. Be wary of anyone who tries to sell you a tarp or solar cover as a safety cover.
A covered pool conserves water by losing less due to evaporation. This means you won’t be filling up your pool as often as you did when you were cover-less.
Can be easy to use
If you can afford an automatic track cover that can be operated with the press of a button or remote control, by all means, step up and save yourself the hassle of wrestling with cover removal.