While pools give you and your family a lot of pleasure, it’s fair to say that the running costs aren’t cheap. That said, did you know that by simply investing in a cover for your pool you can save yourself both money and time?

Some pool owners only use their pool cover in the cooler months of the year but there are plenty of benefits from using your pool cover all year round. Let’s dive in and take a close look.

Lowers water usage

While pool water evaporates all year round, it loses water at a far greater rate in the hot summer months. Using a pool cover will block out any excess heat from getting to the water and it will also trap moisture, meaning that it won’t simply evaporate into the air. Ultimately, you shouldn’t have to top up your pool with water quite so often, saving you money on your water bill.

Keeps heat in the pool

Keeping your pool covered also reduces the amount of heat lost. It gets colder at night and this usually lowers the water temperature. However, when your pool is covered, it retains the heat and can keep it sufficiently warm for you to swim in the next day. As a result, you shouldn’t have to use your heating system quite as often, meaning you save electricity and money.

Keeps debris and leaves out of the pool

You probably feel like you’re fighting a losing battle each day, trying to keep insects, leaves, and debris out of your pool. The trouble is, that if debris and leaves are left in the water, it can cause the growth of algae. Your pool may turn cloudy and this could cause a chemical imbalance.

Just Covers can supply you with a premium leaf and debris cover, which comes with a 5-year warranty. With proper care, there’s no reason why this cover won’t last you at least 10 years or more.

Reduce chemical usage

When leaves and debris, or even rain water fall into your pool, it can cause an imbalance in the water which requires the use of chemicals to rectify the problem. But, if you have a pool cover in place, it offers protection against leaves and debris, which means your pool will stay cleaner for longer.

While pool covers don’t replace chemicals per se, using a pool cover can cut down on the amount of chemicals you will need to clean your pool.

Less time spent on maintenance

What do you prefer? Cleaning your pool or relaxing in it? We know which we’d choose! Minus leaves and debris you won’t need to vacuum your pool so often and, if there’s less water being lost to evaporation, you won’t have to refill your pool quite as often either or use quite as many chemicals to balance your pool water.

Interested in buying a pool cover?

If you’ve decided that yes, you’d like to save some money on your pool’s running costs and invest in a pool cover, then why not browse our range of custom-made pool covers?

We offer excellent pool cover design and expert installation. Why not give Just Covers a call on 1300 268377 to see how we can help you save money.