Bree Daniel of Supreme Heating outlines the top five benefits of using a pool cover.

Save water. Reduce water evaporation by up to 97 per cent, providing water savings of approximately 50,000 to 70,000 litres per year depending on location.

Conserve energy. A pool cover will increase heat retention by up to 75 per cent, reducing CO² emissions and saving on energy normally used to run auxiliary heating systems.

Reduce chemical loss. By conserving pool water, chemical consumption will also be reduced by 50 to 70 per cent.

Increase heat. An outdoor pool gains heat from the sun’s free energy and loses heat through water evaporation and convection. A pool cover maximises the absorption and retention of heat from the sun and will increase the pool temperature by as much as 8°C.

Reduce dust and debris. Cutting out much of the dust and debris entering the pool will reduce the maintenance required to keep the pool clean.