Although you keep your swimming pool clean and maintain the equipment, getting a cover for that pool will cut down on energy use and costs, evaporation, and save you time. It’s just one of those things that, sooner or later, you’re going to have to buy.
Think of a swimming pool cover as a blanket for your pool. If you’ve never considered a swimming pool cover, consider these 10 convincing reasons for finally getting a swimming pool cover.
SLOWS DOWN OR STOPS EVAPORATION
Remember learning about evaporation in an elementary school science class? 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
Watery red eyes and sneezing are a dead giveaway: 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 POOL RETAIN HEAT
Covering a heated swimming pool at night will reduce heat loss. That means warmer water, which is what anyone who has ever swam in a chilly pool can tell you is very important.
KEEP OUT LEAVES, TWIGS AND YARD DEBRIS
Visualize a pool without a cover. Stuff out of your control blows or falls into your pool: dog toys, dead insects, shedding shrubs and trees, etc. You could use a pool cover and not be chasing down every leaf that land in your pool.
Do you enjoy vacuuming the swimming pool? Even if you do get an inexplicable thrill from this chore, wouldn’t it be nice to vacuum less often, and for a shorter amount of time?
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 ENERGY COSTS
Besides saving money, pool covers can help save energy whether your pool is heated with gas, electricity or solar. Saving energy = saving money. Kind of a win-win situation.
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.
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. If you live in a drought area, using less water is the smart way to go.
CAN BE EASY TO USE
If you can afford an automatic track cover that can be operated with the press of a button or a remote control, by all means, step up and save yourself the hassle of wrestling with cover removal.
Installing an inground pool cover brings all sorts of benefits. While your pool is exposed to the elements, the water will constantly evaporate along with the expensive chemistry you use to keep it clean. When you install a pool safety cover, you’ll be making your pool a safer place when not in use, as well as saving the water, temperature, and chemicals.