Spa and Pool Covers Save Energy, Water and Money
Although you may keep your swimming pool sparkling clean and maintain your pool equipment, getting a cover for your pool will cut down on energy use and costs, evaporation as well as save you time. It’s just one of those things that, sooner or later, you should invest in.
Yes, your pool may be aqua now, the water calm and still and the atmosphere perfect and as close to paradise as you’re going to get in your backyard or school. You work hard to maintain the pool and keep it clean and it your efforts are no doubt, rewarding. But then overnight, the winds pick up. The next morning, your pool is an unrecognisable pond full of leaves, twigs, and debris from last night’s windy spell. There goes your little piece of paradise.
If you only had bought a pool cover instead of that oversized inflatable flamingo! But hey, it’s never too late to cover your pool.
Here are 10 reasons to love getting a swimming pool cover:
1. Slows Down or Stops Evaporation
Remember learning about evaporation in school science class? It’s the process in which a liquid is changed into a vapor, and that’s what happens with your pool water every day it’s not covered. Up to 300 litres (or 30 bucket loads) in the harsh South African sun A DAY!
2. Cuts Down on Chemical Use
Burning, watery red eyes and sneezing are a dead giveaway, your pool chemicals can cause reactions ranging from irritation to allergies and even asthma! Using a pool cover reduces a pool’s chemical consumption by 35 to 60 percent.
3. Helps the Swimming Pool Retain Heat
Covering a heated swimming pool at night will reduce heat loss, which means warmer water, and is what everyone wants to maintain. For a swimming pool that relies on the sun for heat, covering it in the evening can still make it warm enough to swim in the next day, instead of losing all the heat overnight when the temperatures drop.
4. Keeps Out Leaves, Twigs and Garden Debris
Imagine a pool without a cover. Stuff out of your control blows or falls into your pool: dog toys, dead insects, shedding trees and shurbs, etc. Next, you’ll be out there with a net attached to a telescoping pole, spending your afternoon fishing for random objects. Or, you could use a pool cover and not be chasing down everything that lands up in your pool. Perhaps have more time to do something like, ummm, swim?
5. Less Maintenance
Do you enjoy vacuuming the swimming pool? Even if you do get an inexplicable thrill from this chore, wouldn’t it be nice to vacuum less often, and for a shorter amount of time? Pool covers make maintaining a pool a whole lot easier.
6. Saves Money
Do you know how certain things are worth the investment? This is one of those things. When you purchase a pool cover, you’ll experience the savings almost immediately. Heating bills will be lower, you won’t have to buy as many chemicals or use as much water.
7. Cuts Down on Energy Costs
Besides saving money, pool covers can help save energy whether your pool is heated with gas, electricity or solar. Saving energy equals saving money. This is most certainly a win-win situation.
8. Helps With Safety
Swimming pool covers made of durable material will prevent anyone from falling into the water, provided they are attached and installed properly. Some covers can withstand an adults weight and dogs can happily play on the surface.
9. Conserves Water
A covered pool conserves water by losing less due to evaporation. This means you won’t be filling up your pool as often as you did when you were cover-less. In South Africa, we know how precious water is so using less water is the smart way to go.
10. Easy to Use
Simply unclip and clip back into place. Most covers are far less effort than their predecessors. If you can afford an automatic track cover that can be operated with the press of a button or remote control, by all means, but even if you don’t have the funds for an automatic track cover, the other covers are easy to use.
If you are considering a cover for your jacuzzi or swimming pool, get chatting to Gauteng Swimming Pool Covers TODAY!
We have unbelievable value for money and the perfect solution just waiting for you.