Safety Pool Covers Save Energy & Maintenance Time
It’s simple – having a safety pool cover will save you hours of maintenance time and hundreds of dollars on energy. A high quality pool cover will save you many hours of work cleaning out the pool from season to season. More importantly, safety pool covers save you energy because they are designed to prevent heat loss. This in itself is less demanding on the energy required to heat the pool. As every pool owner knows, a swimming pool is a huge investment, so it makes sense to provide the best maintenance possible, while keeping operational costs manageable during the season.
Safety Pool Covers Save Substantial Amounts of Energy
Industry statistics demonstrate that covering a swimming pool (when not in use) is the most effective way to reduce the cost of pool heating. Besides the fact that a pool cover slows down water evaporation, it does a very efficient job in retaining pool heat. Safety pool covers save you energy, and with a good quality cover, you can significantly reduce the cost of pool heating. Even with solar heating system, a pool cover can help to reduce energy use and overall utility bills. A swimming pool will lose energy in a variety of ways. Natural evaporation is actually the major source of energy loss. The reason is that evaporating water requires a lot of energy, and that takes a tremendous amount of heat out of the swimming pool. It’s easy to see, then, that safety pool covers save you energy. Water evaporation from an outdoor pool depends on three things: pool temperature; air temperature; and wind speed. Indeed, these factors can boost evaporation. You might not think so, but an indoor pool can also lose a lot of energy from natural evaporation. When you have an indoor pool, it requires proper ventilation to control the humidity caused by evaporation. And that means having a ventilation system that contributes to increased energy costs. Indoor safety pool covers save you energy because they minimize evaporation, therefore reducing energy loss, while reducing the demands on the ventilation system (all year round). All things considered, safety pool covers save you energy and can reduce your operating costs substantially (depending on all the factors). But it’s important to use a cover that is specifically designed for the purpose - made of special material and either transparent or opaque. A pool cover should also fit tightly so that the entire swimming pool remains well insulated. Once you own a pool cover, it should be used throughout the swimming season for the maximum effect. One more consideration when purchasing a pool cover is whether to invest in a manual, semi-automatic, or fully automatic cover. Each option has benefits, and each option will have a level of convenience. Needless to say, the fully automatic models will require electricity - something to consider when assessing energy saving benefits. Bottom line with all aspects of pool maintenance is that safety pool covers save you energy, and over the years this amounts to a lot of money.
Safety Pool Covers Save You Cleanup/Maintenance Time
By any definition, pool cleaning and pool maintenance can be a pain - and on a regular basis, it’s quite time consuming. The truth is, doing it right is worthwhile in terms of daily use, and when you consider the pool’s lifespan. Well beyond the energy savings, safety pool covers also conserve water, reduce chemical consumption, and significantly reduce cleaning time. Not to forget, a good pool cover also provides very important security for family, pets, and the general neighbourhood. If you’ve already tried pool life without a pool cover, you’ll soon discover that the benefits make the investment worthwhile. It’s simply much harder to clean and maintain your swimming pool if there is no protection from dirt, debris, and contaminants. When it comes to pool chemicals, for instance, using a pool cover can reduce chemical consumption by half. The best part, of course, is protection from the elements – a cover prevents leaves, shrubs, and dead insects from entering. For you, the pool owner, having less to clean up means less time spent on cleaning and more time spent swimming. And if you use a vacuum system, you’ll use it less often and for a shorter period of time. Once you have your pool cover, you’ll realize the benefits immediately. The investment actually pays for itself with reduced heating costs, lower chemical costs, and less water usage. As for your time, that’s valuable, and here, you will be saving significant amounts of cleanup time. While not every pool cover provides the same level of security, this too should be considered a plus when purchasing. With a good fit, and properly installed, pool covers can offer a range of benefits. But it’s worthwhile investing in quality – this is not a time to cut corners or think for the short term. As well, when purchasing, it’s worth considering whether an automated system will add value. Today, even manual covers are easy to use and can provide many of the benefits. For pool owners who really want to step it up, solar pool covers are another option. These safety pool covers save you energy to the maximum, mainly because they insulate so effectively. They block heat loss, prevent evaporation, and keep the pool water warm. You can actually lengthen the swimming season into the fall when temperatures start to cool. For dramatic reduction of energy consumption, solar pool covers are the way to go. And they’ll pay for themselves quickly.
Swimming Pool Safety Covers From Seaway Pools & Hot Tubs
When you shop at Seaway Pools & Hot Tubs, our in-house pool experts can recommend the pool cover that best suits the need. Regardless of pool size or shape, we have a workable option that will provide many years of service. Pool safety covers should not be purchased as “one-size-fits-all”. At Seaway, we will measure your pool, consider your water features, and assess the size of the surrounding area. This also helps to estimate hardware needs. After manufacturing, our team will install the pool cover and provide all of the details relative to operation and maintenance. If you’re ready to shop, call 905-294-8030 directly or visit us at www.seawaypoolsntubs.com .