Save Water, Energy and Money With a Solar Pool Cover

by Pool Builders on 06-17-2008 in Articles

Owning a pool and living green doesn't seem to mix. Pools use up so much energy to keep clean and warm and also guzzle so much precious water it seems like a lost cause to turn your sparkling blue pool, green. But there is good news for pool lovers.

There's an easy, inexpensive way to have your pool go green...a solar pool cover! Seriously, these little things can make a big impact on water, energy, money and time savings. They come in a variety of styles and colors so you can pick the one that suits your surroundings.

Just check out the facts that the Department of Energy has posted about solar covers:

* Conserve water by reducing the amount of make-up water needed by 30%-50%

* Reduce the pool's chemical consumption by 35%-60%

* Reduce cleaning time by keeping dirt and other debris out of the pool.

Wow! So basically, because you keep the solar cover on the pool when not in use, the water evaporation is drastically reduced. That means your putting less water in to keep up the water levels.

Also, the chemical levels remain more constant so you'll save time and money by using less. But the biggest advantage is heat.

The average solar cover will increase the water temperature by 10-15 degrees! And the best part is solar energy is free, so you won't have to keep paying the high cost of heating the water through a pump. Or, if you don't heat your pool, then you'll get an added benefit of warmer water and a longer swim season.

Planning to install solar panels? If so, don't overlook the solar pool cover. Having one will reduce the size of the solar panel system thus saving you cash.

So if you own a pool, get a solar pool cover to go green and save water, energy, time and money!

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