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What Does A Pool Cover Actually Do?


No matter what pool heating solution a customer of ours opts for, investing in a pool cover is always something that we recommend. Installing a pool cover is a simple and highly effective way to maintain your pool and even save you time and money. Here are the benefits.

Pool covers prevents pool water evaporation by up to 95%

It’s really simple. Pool covers create a non-porous barrier over the top of your pool trapping the evaporating water under the pool cover.

But there are particular pool covers that achieve this better than others. For example, leaf covers don’t work because they are made from woven material and don’t seal the water in. However opting for a bubble or a rigid / solid pool cover will do the job and do it well.

Reduces chemical usage

Using a pool cover will significantly reduce chemical usage, saving you money and time. Chemically balancing the water is one of the most costly and time-consuming parts of owning a pool. By installing a pool cover, the need for the chemicals such as chlorine can be reduced by up to 50 per cent by preventing the chemicals evaporating into the atmosphere and keeping them in the water for longer.

Saves $$ on heating costs

The pool cover acts as a barrier between the cold air and the warmer pool water. A pool cover will increase heat retention by up to 75 per cent, reducing CO² emissions and saving on power that would normally be used to run a heat pump, solar or gas system, as the heat they generate won’t be instantly lost. It also means the system won’t have to work as hard, so you can reduce running times and costs.

Keeps your pool clean

Pulling the cover over your pool after each use will save you a lot of time cleaning out leaves, dirt and other debris that would be blown into the water if it wasn’t covered. This ensures it’s clean and clear water and a pool that is always ready to use.

Extends your swim season

A quality pool cover will help extend your swimming season by retaining heat overnight and generating heat during the day.

In conjunction with solar pool heating or a heat pump, you’ll be swimming in your pool longer.

In a nutshell, the return on investment is quicker when you consider all the savings a pool cover gives you by saving water.

The key to unlocking all the benefits from a pool cover is to be diligent in using it. If you consistently and correctly use your pool cover, you will be the beneficiary of all the incredible savings a pool cover can give you.

Remember, you wouldn’t build a house without insulation, nor should you build a swimming pool without the addition of a pool cover.

To find out more on what pool cover would suit your pool, contact us on 1300 787 978 or head to our website to enter more information and we will be in touch!


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