How A Swimming Pool Cover Saves You Money  

by Pool Builders on 10-26-2010 in Articles

If you are trying to make a decision of whether to buy a swimming pool cover or not, there are a lot of of advantages to having one. The fact that thousands of homeowners buy one over the course of the year, attests to that fact.

What are these benefits? Well one of the main ones is that a good swimming pool cover helps to contain your swimming pool's heat. For example, during a hot or warm sunny day, all throughout the day, the pool soaks up the warmth from the sun. This, plus any heaters that you have, helps in keeping the temperature of water at a nice comfort.

When nightfall arrives however, the pool begins to lose a lot of its heat. Part of this is simply due to the outside temperatures cooling. But, another part is due to some of the heat dissipating as the water evaporates. A good swimming pool cover will help to prevent both of these conditions by its ability to prevent water from evaporating. This helps to keep the heat inside the pool. Just this feature alone can save you thousands or hundreds of dollars on your heating bill. If your family uses your pool a lot, during the course of the year,

Not only that, but if you happen to have a home in a region of the country where water bills tend to be on the high side, you will also end up saving a lot of money on your water bills.

As a swimming pool owner, you know that you need to include certain chemicals in your pool for various reasons. You can save quite a bit of money on these chemicals by using a swimming pool cover. If you don't have a pool cover, overnight, water will evaporate from the pool. And as it evaporates, many of the pool chemicals will evaporate with it. What this means is that you will be forced to replenish the water and the chemicals more frequently than you would normally.

And, yes, chemicals such as chlorine, muriatic, and others are not really that expensive. But, even so, during the course of a year, the costs can really start to add up - especially if you have a decent sized pool. With a pool cover, however, less of the water and chemicals will evaporate. This will save you money, as well as time.

An additional benefit that swimming pool covers provide for you is in helping you to save both time and money is by preventing leaves, dirt, debris, and other clutter from being blown into the pool. If you car about your pool at all, as well as your friends and family who swim in it, you will want to keep it as clean as possible. This means vacuuming it, skimming the pool surface, adding chemicals and so forth. Either that, or hiring a service to do the job.

Plainly, the cleaner that you can keep your pool to begin with, the less time, effort, and dollars that you will be forced to expend on cleaning it. And, at a bare minimum, this is exactly what a cover does. It prevents all of these impurities from fouling up your nice swimming pool. And this means that you have to spend less time during maintenance.

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