The easiest definition of a swimming pool cover is to regard it as a blanket. And yes, it’s necessary even in a mild climate.
A pool cover provides many benefits for pool owners and if you haven’t ever considered a cover, then perhaps it’s time to think about it and discuss your needs with our team.
Swimming pool covers reduce chemical evaporation and heat loss which, in turn, reduces chemical demands. They also limit the amount of water loss through evaporation and ease the workload of your pool equipment. During the wet and stormy season, a swimming pool cover will help keep leaf litter, debris and dirt out of the water. Plus, don’t forget it’s important that you test your water quality on a regular basis.
So, let’s have a look at 10 top reasons to have a swimming pool cover
- Reduces chemical evaporation which, in turn, reduces your chemical usage by up to 84%
- Lowers evaporation of the pool water by up to 98%
- Reduces the effect of sunlight which reduces the growth of algae
- Keeps leaves, debris, and dirt which improves the effectiveness of pool cleaning equipment
- Reduces the workload of skimmers and filters by removing dirt and debris
- Ideal storm cover protection – reduces the tie spent cleaning up the debris in a pool
- Reduces energy costs so your pool equipment doesn’t have to work as hard
- Conserves water heat which can result in a significant reduction in your heating costs if you use a pool cover
- Extends your swimming season
- An overall reduction in costs for swimming pool maintenance
Types of pool covers
- Thermal swimming cover – these are made from an insulating foam material that can be designed to fit any size or shape of the pool
- Solar floating bubble cover – this can be cut and trimmed to size
- Automated pool covers – These are often made from interlocking slats which may be expensive but can make your pool care easier
Pool cover selection
When selecting your pool cover there are several things to consider
- Budget – Even the cheapest pool cover is better than no cover and will provide some efficiencies
- Installation – pool covers should be professionally fitted and installed. If this isn’t done correctly, you’re likely to lose all the benefits that a cover provides
- Pool area – What is the top priority that you want your cover to do? Is it to keep the heat in or protect the pool from leaf debris
- Location – If your pool is to close to trees you will be constantly fishing foliage out of the water
Covering your pool when you’re not using it if only to keep litter out, is an effective way of reducing pool costs.
At Just Covers we don’t just sell swimming pool covers, we design and fits covers for the most complicated shape of pool, even taking into account water features, rocks, and fencing. We also provide pool cover solutions for infinity pools and wet edge pools.
If you’re considering a pool cover then look no further than Just Covers. The name says it all – we are experts in pool covers. Why not call us today on 1300 268377 to speak to one of our pool experts.