3 Reasons Homeowners Love Pool Covers

by Pool Builders on 02-25-2012 in Articles

After installing a swimming pool in your home or buying a new property that already has one, a lot of homeowners suddenly find that pool ownership is not all it's wrapped up to be - they cost a lot of money, and they aren't all that good for the environment. But, after the installation of a pool cover, a lot of homeowners find their swimming experience a lot more enjoyable, and would definitely recommend covers to others.

1. Pool covers save cleaning time

As covers will span the entire length and width of your swimming pool, generally with an overlap on all sides, they are highly effective at keeping leaves and other debris out of the water. Even during windy weather, most (if not all) of the rubbish flying around is prevented from landing in your swimming pool. This will save homeowners hours and hours of cleaning - instead of having to clean out your pool every few days or even daily, they can simply give it a quick skim once every couple of weeks. Pool covers can also help to extend the life of your filter, as it will not be forced to work as hard to clear out large pieces of debris.

2. Pool covers extend your swimming season

As anyone who lives in Australia knows, we are subjected to some tumultuous weather patterns - it could be close to 40 degrees Celsius today and then hailing tomorrow. Australian summers are not exempt to this rule, but the installation of a pool cover can go a long way towards extending your family's swimming season. As covers are generally constructed out of a clear or tinted plastic, they can help heat to penetrate into your pool area and keep the space warm, even acting as a sort of solar heater for the water itself. So, even if it's a little on the chilly side outside, your water should be comfortable to swim in.

3. Pool covers are good for the environment

Filling up your swimming pool is one of the biggest uses of water in the country, but with a cover you can help to prevent up to 97% of the evaporation that your pool normally experiences. This will lessen the need to top up the water levels every so often with water from our reservoirs (which we desperately need to conserve). Covers also prevent the chlorine we add to our water from evaporating, lessening the amount of toxic chemicals being released into the environment.

If you are concerned with the amount of money and time that you need to invest in maintaining your swimming pool, or you would like to do more for the environment, invest in the installation of a pool cover in your backyard and see why homeowners love them for yourself.

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